April 6, 2014 at 6:57 am #7266
People lost ability to “feel” the nature since some time, and we simply do not care anymore. I think some processes are out of our understanding because we simply not smart enough (or we are to ignorant) and those are simply irreversible and we can not change them.
Others are irreversible because they are in conflict with are “modern way of life” , in any case it is sure that some things are changing, like weather. But still my main concern are people, always.April 6, 2014 at 8:18 am #7273
Selco my main concern is also people, first of course myself and family. But as someone who has grown food for a long time I can not help but see the earth changes and try to think what to do/prepare for. Already I realize that to have the best chance of having enough food I must change/learn/practice now a different way of growing. I am growing more now in high tunnels/hoop house to protect crops from the weather extremes and all the new bugs. This takes practice. With earth tubes and a rocket stove I hope to be able to even out temperature swings etc. I amexperimenting with small wind turbine to power lights if endless overcast days make it hard for plants to produce. Also encouraging mason bees with hives as honey bee populations dwindle.April 14, 2014 at 5:29 pm #8592
Right now there is a very interesting Question & Answer thread about climate change going on over here.
Hi, I am Stephan Lewandowsky. I am a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bristol, and I was a Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia for nearly 20 years before I moved to the UK a year ago in search of adventure and worse weather. I am also affiliated with the Cabot Institute at the University of Bristol. I have been fascinated by three big issues for the last 30 years as a researcher and scholar: How the human mind works, how people organize themselves into societies, and how the way we live fits within the constraints of our planet.
I received my undergraduate degree from Washington College (Chestertown, MD), and a Masters and PhD from the University of Toronto. I served on the Faculty at the University of Oklahoma from 1990 to 1995 before moving to Australia in search of adventures and great weather.
I’ve published around 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, and books. Most of them deal with basic memory processes and mathematical models of the mind, but for the last few years I’ve become increasingly interested in climate change and how people deal with the risks posed from climate change.
I discovered that climate change research, sadly, is confronted with the dissemination of a substantial amount of disinformation. I have applied my research to this issue, and a small handbook that summarizes the literature on how to debunk misinformation can be found here: http://www.skepticalscience.com/Debunking-Handbook-now-freely-available-download.html . The Debunking Handbook was written by John Cook and myself and has now been translated into virtually all languages short of Swahili.
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")April 14, 2014 at 6:34 pm #8606
Thanks great find, can’t wait to read it.
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