A belief is defined as the conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence. Disbelieving is mental rejection of something as untrue. So the fact that so many "violently ignore" a situation with so much verifiable information at hand is almost hard to, well, believe.
I'm in the first camp, because mama didn't raise any slackers in our family. We grew up loving the natural world around us, appreciating what it had to offer, and that love later expressed itself in all of us learning more about our world. For me it meant becoming a naturalist and sharing my knowledge of local flora and fauna with other naturalists and the public.
In learning about the many threats to our natural resources, I was exposed early on to the concept of global warming. I've been picking up speed on the issue in the last year, as the situation has gained credibility (among scientists and world leaders), and have been accruing a list of reliable websites that provide an incredible amount of information on the topic.
The first link is one that was just passed along to me today by a volunteer where I work, when we were discussing the subject. I haven't read much of it yet, but she was very impressed at how well the color images relayed so much. The other links I've passed along before, and have been of a lot of help to me and others.
I won't recklessly dismiss any and all information backed by oil companies or anyone else, for that matter, unless it's been repeatedly been debunked here and elsewhere. I want to be able to say I've looked objectively at all viewpoints, because that's how important an issue human-related climate change is to the future of the planet.
· 1 decade ago