When we went on holiday the other week, we stopped off at my parents on the way there and back to break-up the drive. Anyway, my Dad showed us a program he had recorded off Channel 4 called “The Great Global Warming Swindle”. It was about an ‘alternative’ explanation for climate change.
The many-and-varied scientists who featured claimed that the real cause for climate change was not carbon dioxide emmissions, rather the Sun. It was a completely alternative view on something most people assumed to be true; but in so many ways it made complete sense. Why would climate change be caused by something that forms only a small percentage of the Earth’s atmosphere and is mainly emitted from natural sources? Why, when it affects us in so many other ways, would the Sun have no influence over the planets temperature?
Now, I’m not going to say that I have automatically believed this new theory, but I could never admit to having fully believe the old one either! Plus, I wonder whether it’s something we should admit to be true, even if it is. The moment people believe that driving everywhere is not causing climate change there will be nothing to stop them from doing it. Climate change aside, we still only have a limited amount of fuel and a limit amount of spare ground to full with non-biodgradable rubbish. However, without climate change weighing on peoples’ minds and making them think twice before they do something, the majority will start taking the planet and it’s resources for granted again.
You can read more about the program on the Channel 4 website.