Today, The Climate Reality Project (formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection) announced a new global campaign to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis and mobilize citizens to help solve it. The campaign kicks off with 24 Hours of Reality, a worldwide, live streamed event on September 14-15.Prof. Roger Pielke Jr.:
During the 24 Hours of Reality event, people all around the globe living with the impacts of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events -- including floods, droughts and storms -- and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. From Tonga to Cape Verde and Mexico City to Alaska, the event will feature scientists, celebrities, business leaders and concerned citizens, along with former Vice President Al Gore.
I have been asked by many people whether . . . we can now attribute some fraction of the global trend in disaster losses to greenhouse gas emissions, or even recent disasters such as in Pakistan and Australia.Conclusion: Al Gore is incapable of grasping that storms aren't more severe and weather isn't climate.
I hate to pour cold water on a really good media frenzy, but the answer is "no." . . . But still, can't we just connect the dots? Isn't it just obvious? And only deniers deny the obvious, right?
What seems obvious is sometime just wrong. This of course is why we actually do research. . .
Connecting the dots is fun, but it is not science.
(via No Frakking Consensus)