Timothée B. 
Member since Jun 22, 2018


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Re: “Letters to the editor, June 21, 2018

Sorry but Rory, in Canada and the US, although Freedom of Speech is protected by the Constitutions, there is limits prescribed by law. Lucky for us, these countries are not fascist. I am just suggesting (in a provocative way I agree!) to add anthropogenic climate denial among obscenity, defamation, incitement to riot or imminent lawless action, fighting words, fraud, speech covered by copyright, speech integral to criminal conduct, hate speech and genocide promotion against members of an identifiable group, etc. Anyway, thanks for your reply (and even your reply via the letter to the editor).


1 - The deep knowledge needed to tackle the anthropogenic climate change issue, its long-term disastrous consequences that already began and that will lasts for centuries and the urgent need to reduce, adapt and mitigate.

2 - The scientific consensus on the anthropogenic climate change. By the way, thanks for sending your article, I read it carefully and I explain hereafter why the result of this study is not relevant to define if there is a scientific consensus on the anthropogenic climate change. The following is also inspired from http://skepticalscience.com mentioned in my previous post.
In the article you cite, the study polls by email (please search "self-selection bias on the net) the 40000 people from the APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta). Knowing that Alberta is strongly involved in exploiting the largest tar sand deposit on Earth, Alberta might not be the best place to perform a poll on the climate change issue. 90% of APEGA members are engineers and only 10% geoscientists (which is not the best to disclaim a scientific consensus). From the only 1000 APEGA survey respondents, only 16% (160 people) are scientists (geoscientists, not climate scientists, not the best to talk about climate change). Thus, the results of this study is not representative from the scientific community to define if there is a scientific consensus on the anthropogenic climate change, or not. Please have a look on the nice summary on this wikipedia page pointing tens of recent scientific surveys on the whole available climate scientific literature and showing that there is a clear scientific consensus on the anthropogenic climate change.
Why should we not trust them?

3 - Our western societies and its current post-truth politics, where the overwhelming flow of information from the media does not permit us to check the veracity of every statements (climate-related or not), where some statements comes from influencial non-experts with conflict of interest linked to powerful private companies threaten by the anthropogenic climate change issue.

=> I maintain my previous statement and, I insist on the "when talking about climate change".


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Posted by Timothée B. on 09/12/2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Letters to the editor, June 21, 2018

Quotations from "Don't tax oxygen" written by Francis Jordan: "The rising temperature caused the carbon to increase via the stimulation of plant growth", "The carbon occurs naturally and cannot be the cause of greenhouse warming", "Blaming carbon for causing climate warming is a mistake."

This is terribly sad to read this kind of statement. Freedom of speech should have its limits when talking about climate change. Climate change deniers/skeptical are a hindrance to avoid 400,000 people dying EACH YEAR worldwide because of climate change.
The author of these statements is obviously more intelligent than the thousands of scientists all over the world working over decades on this issue and showing a consensus on the contemporary climate change induced by our CO2 emissions.
So, what is the cause of the global warming? If your answer is the Sun, this website fits to you: https://www.skepticalscience.com/. If your answer is not human CO2 emissions, the previous website also fits to you. If you don't know the answer, please let me introduce the truth: https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

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Posted by Timothée B. on 06/22/2018 at 5:32 PM

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