The Wall Street Journal has published a short article on its opinion page, signed by “16 scientists”, stating that global warming isn’t anything we need to worry about. They didn’t offer any scientific analysis. The article was not peer reviewed. Only half of the people signing the article specialize in scientific areas related to climate studies. One of the signers isn’t even really a scientist.
None of this stopped the Wall Street Journal from accepting this editorial, even though its suggestion is contrary to the conclusions arrived at through massive amounts of actual scientific research. The Wall Street Journal is politically aligned with Wall Street, and Wall Street finds the idea of confronting global warming to be too unprofitable to contemplate.
In a matter as important as global climate change, the consequences of failing to act are too serious to allow ourselves to be dictated to by politically-motivated publications such as the Wall Street Journal. We need to be brave enough to look at the facts, and act accordingly.
The impact of global warming is getting more costly every year. The expense of inaction is compounding. We need toput politics aside. Global warming is for real.