"What's Up With the Weather?" Part 4: What You Can Do to Stop Earth's Warm-Up | NBC 10 Philadelphia
Deadly summer heat, devastating floods, unpredictable snow and of course, Sandy, are all recent extreme weather events that have occurred with barely one degree of warming. So imagine what two degrees will do. Or three or four, as the computer models predict by 2100.[Trusting Michael Mann because he's a "climate expert" is like trusting The Simpsons' Dr. Nick Riviera because he's a "doctor"]
Here is what else you can do.
Take one of the city’s natural gas buses instead of driving
Pay attention to packaging
Buy loose fruit and vegetables rather than plastic wrapped or boxed
Don’t buy bottled water since it takes a lot of energy to produce and move
Use a laptop which uses far less energy than a desktop
“They save us money and they make us healthier,” said Dr. Mann. “They actually cut down our carbon emissions.”
Since this whole subject has become very political, it’s hard to know what to believe and whom to trust. So here’s what you can do. Only pay attention to true experts, which are climate scientists who are published in science journals. Other scientists are not experts when it comes to climate change. Not physicists, biologists or even…meteorologists. After all, if you have brain cancer, you’re going to listen to a brain surgeon, not a foot doctor.
[while operating on Homer]
Dr. Nick: [singing] The kneebone's connected to the... something. The something's connected to the... red thing. The red thing's connected to my wrist watch... Uh oh.
Dr. Nick: Seriously, baby, I can prescribe anything I want.
[Dr. Nick's commercial]
Dr. Nick: You've tried the best. Now try the rest.