Hindering Climate Change Progress
Climate Change Deniers/US Tr$mp Republicans
- Misunderstanding statistics
- Confusing day to day vs. increasing average
- Confusing global average with hometown
- Confusing weather with climate change
- Belief against the facts
- People believe what is not true and cherry pick data to support their beliefs
- People believe Day to Day ignoring increasing average
- Don't know, don't care
- Lack of awareness
The Oil and Gas Industry
- Reducing CO2 means Reducing Oil & Gas - harmful to this business
- Profits over environment/climate change
- Deceptive public relations downplaying climage change
- Lobbying against efforts to reduce CO2 emissions
- Any ACTIVE change is bad
- Natural changes OK - Natural means no cause that I know about
Inertia of Economics
- Changing businesses costs money - hurts my income
Technological Difficulty of Global Change
- Difficulty of international technical cooperation.
- Many unsolved technical problems.
- Difficulty of making any significant changes on a global scale.
Policital Difficulty of Global Action
- How to get all countries to agree against national desires?
- Poor countries can't affort it
- Nationalist tendencies against ideas originating elsewhere.
Last updated: September 2020