Rich’s poem is what it is really about, but I notice people seem to visit this page so I guess I should put something else here.
The blog began as a collection of responses to climate change Deniers (see here for discussion as to how “Deniers ” are not skeptics or doubters) which I found myself repeating over and over on forums and news sharing sites.
Instead of continuing that Sysiphean task I chose to expand what I was saying, improve the references and citations, add graphics, and then simply link the appropriate post as needed. I have chosen to share them publicly so that others may use them in the same way, ie link whenever they encounter the relevant Denier bunk.
So that would be key point # 1 – this is meant as a resource to be used over and over by anybody and everybody.
Key point #2 would be the question “what would you find useful?” Use the comments thread to let me know.
Not that I imagine the Deniers will be influenced by this. The evidence is overwhelming that the majority never even look at climate science, facts or the demonstrations as to why their arguments are nonsense. The few that do are looking for something that they imagine is grounds for dismissal.
However, I do believe that there many folks who are confused as to what the facts are and are sincerely seeking understanding. The Denier drivel may be bunk, but it is carefully crafted bunk and can seem quite credible to those who do not know the facts, so that is understandable.
As such I offer these pieces to expose the Denier frauds and to share the real science with those who actually want to know what the facts are, at least as far as we understand them to date.
In that vein I more than welcome guest posts from those who have something relevant to say and need somewhere to say it – as long as it is reality based and appropriate to addressing climate education.
Having started the site, it also became an appropriate place to share other aspects of climate science, our current predicament, and make what contributions I can to education about the reality of the crisis.
Have there been and will there be errors? you bet! I continue to be merely human. If and when I achieve perfection I will alert you to start building the temples.
Until then I put considerable effort into “getting it right” and choose to take pride in how few errors there have been. At the same time I am deeply grateful to “the regulars” who have caught the errors that have occurred and brought them to my attention.
My name is Mike Kaulbars FCD and most of my net activity is under my own name or as ‘greenfyre’, so a search engine will tell you far more than you ever wanted to know.
I trained as research biologist (entomology, systematics, ecology), for many years I directed a small NGO active on environmental and social justice issues, and currently freelance write on climate and environmental issues.
Climate Change was one of the big reasons I left research to get involved in public education and activism. We already know more than we need, it’s long past time to act. I also teach political action.
For those who care to, you can find me on Facebook, Stumble, etc
Welcome to the NGO world (most NGO folks just about pee themselves laughing when they read how they are “in it for the money”).
email greenfyre (at) ncf (dot) ca for thems that care to.