2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #17

A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Apr 19 through Sat, Apr 25, 2020

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I Am a Mad Scientist

Dr Kate Marvel

I’ve heard it a couple times already, from a journalist, a family friend, a neighbor: You must be happy about all of this. The implication is that because I’m a climate scientist, I must be excited about this time of reduced economic activity and greenhouse emissions. The Earth is healing, they say. Nature is returning. Why wouldn’t I be glad about it?

Friends, I’m definitely not happy. I’m not even sad. What I am, more than anything, is angry.

I’m angry at the very idea that there might be a silver lining in all this. There is not. Carbon dioxide is so long-lived in the atmosphere that a small decrease in emissions will not register against the overwhelming increase since the start of the Industrial Revolution. All this suffering will not make the planet any cooler. If the air quality is better now, if fewer people die from breathing in pollution, this is not a welcome development so much as an indictment of the way things were before.

I Am a Mad Scientist by Kate Marvel, Drilled News, Apr 22, 2020

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