Flattening The Climate Change Curve
There are a lot of versions of the coronavirus curve out there that has been converted and used to better understand climate change and the need to fight it. It makes sense for a lot of scientists and climate change activists to use the graphic as it is a tool people now understand. We’ve decided to do that too and give our readers our version of it.
We put as our tool to fight climate change the one tool that can fight pretty much anything and that is knowledge and education. With the amount of information that we are bombarded it is really hard for us to find what is true and what is not.
There is fake news on pretty much any subject and climate change makes no exception. We have learned to rely on titles without even reading the content. We blindly believe what he/she said without checking on the information or the credentials of the author. We are also biased; we do not know how, nor we want to question information if it is convenient for us and it proves our beliefs.
This why science is so great because a true scientist (and I am not one but I know enough to know how they function) will try to prove wrong their own theory by checking with hundreds of other sources or scientists. They need to be peer checked as well and then, maybe they will be sure of what they claim is valid. But even then, they will know, unless it is a certain fact, that their theory might be wrong.
Now, politicians, lobbyists and capitalists are the exact opposite of this. They will do and say anything in order to achieve their goal. And this is where it gets scary. Not just for climate change but for pretty much anything that is wrong with this life and the economy we have set for ourselves. Because they have the resources and control over media it is really hard to find out what information to believe because it often isn’t objective as it needs to serve a certain purpose. I don’t want to be that guy that recommends staying away from mainstream media. Quite the opposite. What I am saying is to add other sources of information to compare.
This is where education comes as an important tool. Not education in the form of teachers giving raw facts to memorise. Education in the form of researching, finding the right tools for analysis, opposing what we are thought, asking questions, thinking logically. It is important to know HOW to think and not WHAT to think. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains it very well in the attached video.
To stay on the subject we are asking you to read this great article from Forbs Fact-Checking The Claim Of 97% Consensus On Anthropogenic Climate Change. From it, you will understand why fact-checking and the need to ask questions and do research is so important. Even though here at ecotseco we try to do our best to fight climate change we also realise that not every information that is in favour of our fight has to be taken lightly.
Finally, on our flattening the climate change curve. As you can see, we put education as our way of flattening the curve. Education and knowledge that will help us and the generations after us to understand why we need to start taking care of our home and start looking at it as a source of life, not a resource. As we now know our economy model is so fragile, unfair and unreliable that a tiny virus destroyed it almost completely in a matter of weeks. We argue that the next big cataclysm will be climate change-related and education, not information will give us tools to fight it and save civilization as we know it.
It is our duty to leave the planet better than we found it.
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