Saturday, 6 March 2010

A scientist speaks, aftertheUEAhack

A very interesting comment from a scientist on a thread I was on today on Facebook:
 
>I'll give my view as a scientist. I find it incredibly difficult to communicate the science at the right level without either dumbing down and being inaccurate or totally baffling and losing people. When I'm passionate and angry I scare people. But given the data and the evidence I have been terrified. When pushed as to why I am it is difficult to explain as there are so many overlapping theories and evidence an unless a lay person can grasp the basics then the rest is lost.

In the cases of others I think there is a tendency to think that as the people doing the research they are already doing their bit for the planet when in fact every single one of us needs to a full review.

So there you go. People have gotta understand that the time to change is now and we are all in this together. Peak oil, peak soil, peak phosphorus, is on us. Lets hope we don't end up in peak bloody human misery because we make the necessary changes too late.


I say seriously if you have children and grand children then WAKE UP, research, think about it, read widely. There will be no techno fix. Its time for behaviour change and to value our natural ecosystems and services they provide. It is time to repay the debts to the planet, restore the soils, plant trees, stop further tarmac-ing of the earths skin, get off the fossil fuels, start treating all beings with respect, to stand up to cruelty and violence and work in harmony with our nature. Our natural resources can provide us with everything we need to feed, clothe and warm ourselves. Our health is dependent on the health of our planet. There is only one earth and one humanity. It's not rocket science. It's permaculture.
 

3 Comments:

Blogger biffvernon said...

Communicating the science is one big problem, Here are some thoughts from a climate scientist: http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2010/01/science-and-the-media/

7 March 2010 at 09:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the scientist?

7 March 2010 at 11:31  
Blogger Rupert said...

She prefers to remain anonymous.
;-)

12 March 2010 at 10:11  

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A very interesting comment from a scientist on a thread I was on today on Facebook:
 
>I'll give my view as a scientist. I find it incredibly difficult to communicate the science at the right level without either dumbing down and being inaccurate or totally baffling and losing people. When I'm passionate and angry I scare people. But given the data and the evidence I have been terrified. When pushed as to why I am it is difficult to explain as there are so many overlapping theories and evidence an unless a lay person can grasp the basics then the rest is lost.

In the cases of others I think there is a tendency to think that as the people doing the research they are already doing their bit for the planet when in fact every single one of us needs to a full review.

So there you go. People have gotta understand that the time to change is now and we are all in this together. Peak oil, peak soil, peak phosphorus, is on us. Lets hope we don't end up in peak bloody human misery because we make the necessary changes too late.


I say seriously if you have children and grand children then WAKE UP, research, think about it, read widely. There will be no techno fix. Its time for behaviour change and to value our natural ecosystems and services they provide. It is time to repay the debts to the planet, restore the soils, plant trees, stop further tarmac-ing of the earths skin, get off the fossil fuels, start treating all beings with respect, to stand up to cruelty and violence and work in harmony with our nature. Our natural resources can provide us with everything we need to feed, clothe and warm ourselves. Our health is dependent on the health of our planet. There is only one earth and one humanity. It's not rocket science. It's permaculture.
 
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