Whatwehaveheardnow a days? • The earthisgettinghotter. • We are causing it. • The planetisanswering.
Really? Skepticalscientistssay no
Withtheword'Gaia' scientist • “I would be a little more cautious -- but then that would have spoilt the book,” he quipped. • Author of :“Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back – and How We Can Still Save Humanity,”
Withtheword'Gaia' scientist • “The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened,” • “The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time… it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising -- carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that,” he added. • He pointed to Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and Tim Flannery’s “The Weather Makers” as other examples of “alarmist” forecasts of the future.
The otheropinion • The earthwasgettinghotter. • We are not responsible for this. • The planet is constantly changing.
The real players • They are the true responsible for altering the global climate
Andthe CO2? • We are notthebiggerproducerof Co2 • His influence in the global weather is insignificant From left to right, in gigatons amount of CO2 emitted and absorbed by 1) the burning of fossil fuels, 2) vegetation, 3) oceans.
Ourpasthasbeenworse “Bahia tem pior estiagem dos últimos 30 anos” Published in 17/05/2012 “Belo Horizonte (MG) sofre com a pior chuva dos últimos cem anos” Published in 28/12/2011 “Chuva no Rio é a pior dos últimos 40 anos, diz prefeitura” Published in 06/04/2010
Allgenerationshastheirdisasters • Cyclone in India - 1839Died – 300,000 • Terremoto da Antioquia, Turquia – 526Died – 250,000 • Earthquake in Antioch, Turkey - 526Died– 235,000 • Asian tsunami - 2004Died– 230,000 • Haiti Earthquake – 2010Died– 220,000Homeless - 1.3 million • Flooding in China - 1931Died - between 1 and 4 million • Flooding of the Yellow River, China - 1887Died– between 900,000 and 2 million • Earthquake in Shaanxi, China - 1556Died– atleast 830,000 • Bhola Cyclone, India and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) - 1970Died– 500,000 • Tangshan earthquake, China-1976 Died– between 240 and 779 000
We are getting cooler • Since 1998 the planet has been cooling
Andwhythey lie for us? • Economic, political and environmental interests.
Andwhythey lie for us? • They have a family to raise.
In whatweshould believe?