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David Matlala asked 3 months ago

Is Climate Change Exaggerated?

Bjorn Lomborg, the author of  “The skeptical environmentalist” says it’s all an exaggeration to benefit those who propagate it.
The constant repetition of this exaggerated story scares us and make us more likely to spend our resources and attention solving phantom problems while ignoring real and pressing issues. Figures are being manipulated to ensure continued funding for these ‘doomsday’ groups.
The human life expectancy has improved over the years.
Infant mortality has dropped.
Human life has improved tremendously over the past couple of centuries.
Development is the key in mitigating global warming.
The resources used to fight global warming should instead be used to develop poor countries.
If all countries developed to the level close to European countries, then almost all our environmental problems would be solved.
While at the World Economic Forum in Davos, US President Donald Trump criticized  “prophets of doom” saying they are alarmists who want to control every aspect of our lives. He called climate change an  ”expensive hoax”, but also subsequently described it as a serious subject that is important to him.
What’s your response?

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24 Answers
Jackson Mugarura answered 3 months ago

Climate change is a serious issue, which those in power must address. There’s global warming where by temperatures all over the globe have been rising, only those that have not seen it, they should wait.

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Nnaemeka Victor answered 3 months ago

CLIMATE CHANGE IS NO JOKE. I AM ALREADY WITNESSING IN MY LOCALITY

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 3 months ago

Everybody can clearly see how the climate change is affecting the world. This is not a political issue.just look around you and see how the environment is changing.

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Eli Davis Keinamura answered 3 months ago

Climate change is real to the physical environment.climate change is one of the global challenges and it affects all individuals regardless of social class.
Climate change is caused by man’s activities like industrialization,forestry farming ,mining and general increase in population growth.
All nations, governments should work together to reduce on negative effects of climatic change which leads to emergency of new diseases.

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Nnaemeka Victor answered 3 months ago

Hi David, are you not observing the change in climate in your area?

David Matlala replied 3 months ago

The changes are there for everybody to see. The question is whether things are being blown out of proportion and what best way to solve the problem.

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Gareth White answered 3 months ago

Whilst we see the effects humans have had on climate change it would also be interesting to see a real comparable of the earth natural climate cycle to see the difference. Obviously regardless of cause its going to have reversible effects.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 3 months ago

Not at all, his observe areas around you, you will certainly see the change. The rain has become rare in certain tropical zones. Ices are melting, the Sea levels are rising every day. It is time to take actions.

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Jonathan Yodok answered 3 months ago

Inevitably human activity on the surface of the earth that results in excessive weather changes.

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David Matlala answered 3 months ago

The changes are there for everyone to see. The question is whether things are not being blown out of proportion and what best way to solve this problem. As suggested above, development and not a doomsday prophecy is the key.

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Edward Duffy answered 3 months ago

I am  not sure about “climate change” as it has been described by some organisations and Greta. The climate is constantly changing and we have droughts we have floods we have snow and we have really hot.
Here in Australia a few years ago a climate activist pronounced that it would rain again in Sydney and our dams would not fill. Now our main dam is 90+ per cent full and this year we had lots of rain that put out the bush fires and quenched our parched land.
There are differing views from different scientists and we had a Prime Minister that once proclaimed that the science was settled.
There are things that can be done to minimise the effect on the environment but people at the ground level need to be educated and we need to put pressure on Chinese manufacturers to change their packaging to recyclable.
We are a smart enough world to start making all our product packaging into bio degradable.

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David Matlala answered 3 months ago

That’s true Edward, we are smart enough to know what works for us and what does not.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 3 months ago

Climate change is real from my little knowledge of geography.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 3 months ago

No l, there’s no any exaggeration  at all about climate change. All the signs are there for anyone to see. Floods, high temperatures above normal being experienced in different parts of the world, rampat landslides, abnormal droughts which have caused famine and death of animals, etc. These are all sings of climate change which uses not to be case in past.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 3 months ago

Just take a look around you, in your living country, You will see uncountable signs of climate change. This is not an exaggeration it is true and visible.

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Jackso answered 3 months ago

Very true, signs of climate are obvious for everyone to see, rising sea water levels, disappearing of snow on Africa’s high mountain peaks, high rate of ice melting in the Arctic, and other many things happening.

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Gareth White answered 3 months ago

The raising sea levels are certainly concerning for many especially when joined by torrential storms leading to mass flooding. especially when it has nowhere to go.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 3 months ago

Climate change is not an exaggeration, it is affecting the planet earth, we can see, feel and touch its impacts on the climate system.
Globally rising temperature of the lower atmosphere, the sea and Ocean ;
Increase in heat waves ; OCean acidification, rising action water…
Extreme heat, heavy downpour will affect infrastructure, health, agriculture, air and water quality.
We have to take measures to reduce climate change.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 3 months ago

The impact is real but maybe those do not accept have other hidden agendas.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 3 months ago

I can’t believe that climate change is exaggerated in any form.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 1 month ago

Yes, Climate change is exaggerated the whole environment once it start

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 1 month ago

The environment is changing everywhere,it not an exaggeration, it is a real problem that we need to find a quick solution to stop it.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 1 month ago

Yes, climate change is exaggerated

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Edward Duffy answered 1 month ago

I am not sure about it still but there are some really significant events happening at present that may change my mind.

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Myriam Pierre answered 1 month ago

Climate change is occurring right now as we speak.Here in New York we seem to be having the seasons rolled up in one even in this month of December. We just had this massive snowstorm and now we may have torrential rain coming the end of this week. Thanksgiving was mild this year. These conditions been are not something we can just make up.Snow will still fall no matter how warm it gets.In 2012 we had that monstrous Hurricane Sandy.I have family members living in Coney Island.When they returned home from having evacuated the inside of their hone was destroyed from the ocean.They were lucky that insurance paid for them to repair that home.We barely get hurricanes in New York but it is happening due to climate change.We may even get tornadoes and even massive snowstorms shortly.

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