What are Your Fears about Global Warming and Climate Change?

The title question is rarely, if ever, asked of people who are skeptical of human-induced global warming and climate change…for obvious reasons.  If persons are skeptical of a future filled with climate catastrophes, regardless of whether they are caused by nature or by emissions of manmade greenhouse gases, then there should be few reasons for them to be fearful of future climate.   

For example: some persons may most fear the future possible rise in sea levels, understanding that surface temperatures are above the threshold at which the seasonal mass losses from glaciers and ice shelves exceed those of seasonal mass gains and that those temperatures have been above that threshold since the end of the last ice age; but they temper that concern with an understanding that even the UN’s political report-writing entity, the IPCC, acknowledges the oceans will continue their inland march regardless of whether or not we limit the emissions of manmade greenhouse gases…that it’s just a matter of time. (See Figure 13.27 on page 68 of 80 of Chapter 13 of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report.  The blue curve is for the “optimistic” RCP2.6 emissions scenario and the red curve is for the worst-case RCP8.5 scenario.)

What scares me?

My fears are that:

  1. activist climate scientists and agenda-driven politicians who fund climate science have tainted all related fields with unjustifiable certainty of a future filled with pain and suffering,
  2. to manufacture those predictions of gloom and doom, the sole focus of climate science has been and continues to be on human-induced, not naturally occurring, global warming and climate change,
  3. the climate science community will come no closer to understanding the natural contributions to global warming and climate change until there is a total change of mindset, and
  4. it will take decades of that completely new mindset to overcome the present groupthink.

With that said, what are your fears about global warming and climate change?

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About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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8 Responses to What are Your Fears about Global Warming and Climate Change?

  1. Werner Kohl says:

    Hi Bob,
    my fear is that we loose our freedom and our money due to a presumably non-existing danger.
    And I fear that Climate Science is getting more and more corrupted providing fabricated data and statements for political purposes.

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  3. My main fear is that we will loose freedom and prosperity. Also that all science will become tainted as corrupt.

  4. Hans Erren says:

    My greates fear is that the world is not prepared for the next rapid cooling phase.

  5. earwig42 says:

    My greatest fear is that the Climate Alarmist system of acquiring power and control, Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals will, when Climate Alarmism becomes obviously ridiculous even to the low information voter, simply move on to another to another CAUSE, and then to another. With each step they will tighten the serf’s collar that is being placed now around all our necks.

  6. Tom Harley says:

    My fear is that the little warming we have had last century is nowhere near enough.

  7. mwhite says:

    1 – If/when there is a return to little ice age conditions, there’ll be no money and we will not be prepared.
    2 – We (the great unwashed) will not believe anything a scientist says (even if the sky really is falling)

  8. My fear is this issue will set in motion trends (with cultural feedback loops) that will prevent us from having “adult discussions” about serious issues. The oft-used “science is settled” phrase has much greater cultural impact than the simple declaration itself.

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