Earth-centrist is one who’s focus revolves around the realities of our physical Earth, rather than man’s many fanciful machinations.
A somewhat random review
Uncertainties vs. known Physical Certainties
Is it a service or disservice to constantly allow trivial uncertainties to become the focal point of the public discussion?
In real life when we get mired or overwhelmed by increasingly complex situations, we stop, back off a little, get reoriented with the big picture, reacquaint ourselves with what we do know for certain, then move forward again.
I’m not saying ignore uncertainties! I’m saying keep reminding us of the overriding fundamental certainties! Thus putting contrarian trivial pursuits into real world perspective.
Map vs. Territory Problem
Scientists are Cartographers mapping out the geophysical realities of our planet, the Territory if you will. They do the best they can with the data they have available.
Too often we get trapped into assuming that until our scientists can define all aspects with statistical certainty, we should assume it doesn’t exist. Getting lost on the Map and forgetting we exist within the Territory. Not wise.
Sloppy usage of “Natural Variability”
Every component and aspect of our Global Heat and Moisture Distribution Engine is warming and energizing. All of Earth’s historic Natural Variabilities are embedded within this warming matrix.
Yet too often ‘natural variability’ gets used as a sort of defense against acknowledging the obvious. Weather systems are not caused by manmade global warming, but every last one of them is certainly impacted by it. We have left our historic climate regime. Comparisons to yesteryears offer little guidance for understanding this brave new 400 PPM + + world we have created for ourselves and children.
Allowing dishonest shrill voices to force scientists into following the contrarian script rather than focusing on conveying our physical reality to the public.Lewandowsky
As Prof. Stephen Lewandowsky put it: “...even when scientists are rebutting contrarian talking points, they often do so within a framing and within a linguistic landscape created by denial, and often in a manner that reinforces the contrarian claim. This ‘‘seepage’’ has arguably contributed to a widespread tendency to understate the severity of the climate problem.”
Check out his paper:
“Seepage: Climate change denial and its effect on the scientific community” -
1 the scientific community has adopted assumptions or language from discourse that originated outside the scientific community
or from a small set of dissenting scientific voices.
2 those assumptions depart from those commonly held by the scientific community.
GregLaden. com - May 14, 2015
HotWhopper. com - May 14, 2015
“Global Warming” vs “Climate Change”
Climate change is a result, not a cause!
Give credit where credit is due.
It’s the atmospheric insulation driving these changes!
Be clear Anthropogenic Global Warming is the cause and driver of the increasingly intense cascading Climate Changes we are witnessing.