Just some key words from the vid that stick in my head.... things like 'It's unclear whether' global warming is the cause of the problems with crops, but 'there is a 50-50 chance' if we don't do something, 'even if it's not sure', it could be a catastrophy in 2 decades.
Wait it's 2009 now....
I'm just updating this with one of my random thoughts again..... Why are people having such a hard time believing that the AGW scientists could be fiddling data, hiding data, etc in order to achieve their end goal? Haven't there been cases over the years where scientists hid, for example, possible drug side effects that they did know about but were hoping weren't going to be severe enough to be noticed? Pharmaceutical companies don't just magically create medications - these things are researched and tested and created by scientists. I don't know if there are recent cases of outright deception, but my brain is tickling in the far recesses of memory that I have heard stories over the years of people receiving compensation and others being charged for not releasing all of their findings properly. If scientists did it then, why can't they do it now? What holds them up on a pedestal anyway?
And then, what makes these particular scientists the all-knowing ambassadors when there ARE other scientists who are skeptical or downright disagreeing with their findings? Why are these scientists 'right' but the others are 'wrong'? Who determines that? It's difficult to be a person who was not trained in this field to make any sense of what is going on. But to automatically assume one group of scientists is incapable of being deceiptful just because they are 'scientists' is a little bit naive, don't you think? Especially since they claim the skeptical scientists are the ones with-holding data and manipulating results. Do you see what I am trying to say here?? Regardless of what the outcome is, both groups accuse the other of manipulating data so someone MUST BE. It IS possible... so who is it? Don't automatically assume you know how to pick sides when you have no way of checking the facts yourself unless you too are a scientist in this field and 100% sure of your findings with untainted proof to back it up. Otherwise you are just a sitting duck like the rest of us, wondering who is going to win - and which ones are being deceiptful and hiding truths from us. Remember- someone MUST be manipulating data. And they are all scientists... so where does that leave Mr Joe Public in sorting through this mess?