So today I wanted to talk about climate change, specifically the discussion behind climate change. Thanks to any number of things (politics mostly) any discussion about climate change always starts the same. Whether it is real or not… whether it is natural or man-made… or whatever ‘us vs. them’ argument of your choice (I’m partial to angry spirits vs. magic myself). Ask the average media personnel and they’ll reference an interview between a scientist and climate change denier. With media coverage framed like this obviously scientists are split down the middle as to whether climate change is a real thing or whether it’s just make believe right?
This question was posed to me while discussing my classwork with a friend. I was just looking for a grammar check. He posed this question to me rather tongue in cheek ‘why conserve at all?’ The thing is, I didn’t have an answer for him. Instead I talked circles around the question and never actually addressed it (as if I was a pro politician). As someone who has spent the better part of seven years studying science, specially environmental science, the answer to that question is abstract concept. Is one of those things I never gave a second thought to, because of how innate the subject is to me. I accept that conservation is important, just like I accept I should eat food every day or that I should live on the internet (even if I shouldn’t).