Some people think poorly of people who change their mind about things, but I say the ones who will not change their mind, no matter what, they are the stupid ones. Keeping an open mind, and being willing to change your mind, when new facts become available, this is what wise people do.
Facts are facts, and just because you don’t like something, that does not give you the right to declare this new thing to be wrong, unbelievable. It is a stupid person indeed, who closes their mind to the truth.
Science is always bringing out new interpretations on things that occur, and it is a fool who refuses to accept what the scientists are saying. And yes, scientists will sometimes say another scientist was wrong, but most of the time, the original minds are more than willing to adjust their thinking, based on the new understanding coming from the new facts or interpretations.
The world was once thought to be flat, and in fact there are still some Flat-Earth believers, but they have few believers. People in the past have believed in a great many things we would scoff at now, because we have the facts. Climate change is one of the big things around at the moment, where some believe in it, and some don’t.
I am quite prepared to believe the overwhelming number of scientists and others who believe in the truth of Climate Change. The rapid changes and the overwhelming number of catastrophic Weather Events seems to be the sign of something.
If I were a religious person, I may feel/believe that the End Times are coming, with the unusual and destructive weather that has been happening around the world. But I am a non-believer, and am more than willing to believe that these awful things going on, have come from Climate Change. Floods, earthquakes, fires that burn hotter than they ever have, these can all be explained by science.
And yes, some of these things have certainly happened before, but it is the speed of them happening that is unusual. Will things calm down again, and return to ‘normal’? Or is the kind of weather we’re having around the world at the moment the new normal?
I don’t know the answer to these questions, but I’m certainly going to keep keeping my eye on the weather bureau forecasts, to ensure I don’t get washed away. Will the people who don’t believe that Climate Change is real, change their minds? Or will they remain stubbornly and stupidly convinced that cost of the scientists are lying?
The evidence seems to be in favour of my belief that climate change is occurring. It seems to be a Stoic thing to look at the truth of what is happening in my life, and to do all I can to try to help things to go along in better ways. And if that is too big a task for just me, what do I do? I keep on doing the best I can, because I know in my mind and my heart that is the right thing to do. I will keep on trying to focus on reusing, recycling and not wasting things, in the interest of the greater community.
I’m not entirely sure on that ideal, is it a thing I can change, and am I looking to far from what is possible? Well I won’t know, will I, but I can work at not making things actively worse. That is a thing that is within my own power.
What do you think? Is Climate Change real, or is it a global con job? I believe the Climate is Changing, and I don’t think I’m going to change my mind on that one! If you have thoughts on any of this, please leave a comment.