To me it doesn’t matter if I believe one side or the other. If I want the next generation to have a better ecology, I need to change what I am doing. I need to do better.
I fully understand the side of engineers be dismissed though. These equations are easily solved with the typical 1 or 2 variables. Last winter a design was brought to me and I ran the calculations on it. It was over 300,000 psi stress. The best material I could find would yield at 130,000 psi stress. The owner said build it anyway. Well on Saturday night around 8 I get a call asking why did it break? It was a stressful situation to be in! I am glad that money doesn’t change physics.
There are so many variables with the global temperature calculations it’s just like permaculture. It is not solvable by 1 person or 1 calculation. From my studies there is no way to put real numbers on it. They are the best that science can do at this moment. That doesn’t mean it is true or false. I can observe vast changes in my personal ecology though. From permies I can use the input from so many people around the globe with totally different values and goals that it gives me a much better picture.
I used to ask questions like this. 1CH4 becomes 1CO2 and 2H2O. If it take 100 years to absorb the CO2 into the ecology, how long does it take to absorb the H2O? Being a ENTP I am always ready for a good discussion. I enjoy discussing the frequencies and how they react of different materials in the air. This just goes above most people’s heads and then they get really mad, so I accomplished nothing.
I want to accomplish the most I can, so I practice not asking them type of questions anymore. After reading thousands of permie’s responses it has helped me a better positive communicator. This, I am grateful for!