What if climate change is not real?

July 9th, 2011

In response to the question “what if climate change is not real”, Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California, said

“If climate change doesn’t exist, the question I ask you is: how does cleaning up our environment and spurring economic development toward new ”green” industries harm us? Through our efforts to fight climate change, we will secure both a stronger economy and a cleaner environment for future generations, and we’ll take the first step toward breaking our addiction to foreign oil.”

Even if climate change is not real, the pollution we create in our environment is definitely real.

The garbage patches in the oceans are real. The tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of landfills we have on this planet are real. The haze and smog we have in our city air are also real.

Really, it will only benefit us to clear up this mess, and lead a lifestyle where we take better care of the environment, because doing so means we actually take better care of ourselves. And this is real, whether climate change is real or not.

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2 Responses to “What if climate change is not real?”

  1. sacha davilak Says:

    There’s no better way to make clean energy cheap than to make dirty energy expensive. Global Oil Socialism focuses on keeping oil cheap by taxing the global economy to foot the bill for guns and roses. Nations have no power to change this unfortunate reality. All you need do however, is change yourself.

  2. Shirley A. Evans Says:

    Yes, sacha, you make a good point – the key to clean energy is changing ourselves. One by one, we can collectively make a huge change in how we do things.

    Shirley

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