In the age of fake news it is very tough to know that the simmering winters are due to global warming or not.
Global Warming – Fact argument
There are credible websites, personally, I consider NASA to be credible (though everyone is entitled to their opinion and I’m aware that some people would not consider NASA credible), clearly state that global warming is a phenomenon which has been caused by the human race (95% sure according to IPCC Fifth Assessment Report). The post also gives details of indicators, which seem plausible, which indicate that Global Warming is a fact that has been caused due to various technological advances made by the human race.
Global Warming Myth argument
On the other hand, there are sources, whom I cannot and will not dismiss as being false or ulteriorly motivated, that dismiss the myth of Global warming! What is the truth?
Fact – I’m a lazy dude
So how do I fix the conundrum? After some research, I found out that the only way I can find the truth is to read the full IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. After finding out that the summary of the report has 32 pages which lots of jargon which I cannot understand I did not dare to go down that rabbit hole. The reason is that I do not have time, as I have so many other things to care of. I’m not disciplined enough to devote more time to study the report (maybe because I do not feel that it is important enough).
Delima of fake news
In this day and age, I encounter lots of contradictory information. This more than ever before has made me
- A confused person
- Question myself if I’m smart (and I’m in the process of concluding I’m not unless something drastic transpires in the coming weeks and months)
- Someone who cannot find a single source of credible information.
- A person who questions every source of information.
- Someone who believes nothing that is told to him by anybody.
My worry is that if there are others who are in a similar state of mind then I’m living in the most dangerous times. I rather am ignorant that being someone who has incorrect information because the latter is more dangerous.
It is amazing that I could write down my thoughts on this, and in the process get a better understanding of my thought process and myself, because of the daily prompt of Simmer