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James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

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This is a video from the TED talks series. It is probably one of the most important that I have seen so far – and I suggest to you that you not only watch it, but pass along the link to others. It is imperative that this “go viral”. It is far more important than dancing babies or boys that might or might not be in an escaped balloon.

There are still people who are climate change sceptics. Who think that somehow they are being misled as part of some conspiracy or political con trick. That there is some debate or disagreement among scientists. There isn’t. There is a conspiracy – and that is funded by large corporations that have been doing the same things the tobacco industry did to try and fight off regulation. There is a huge, powerful and wealthy vested interest in fossil fuels.  And they have been misleading – quite deliberately and knowingly – and delaying effective action on climate change.

James Balog says, at the end of his talk, that he is optimistic about the outcome. I can only hope he is right and pass along his message.

Written by Stephen Rees

October 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm

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