Voici la question qui me guide dans mes recherches...

L’appât du gain manifesté par les entreprises supranationales et certains groupes oligarchiques, de même que le contrôle des ressources naturelles par ceux-ci, dirigent l’humanité vers un nouvel ordre mondial de type féodal, voir même sa perte. Confronté à cette situation, l’être humain est invité à refuser d’accepter d’emblée une pseudo-vérité véhiculée par des médias peut-être à la solde de ces entreprises et groupes. Au contraire, il est invité à s’engager dans un processus de discernement et conscientisation afin de créer sa propre vérité par la confrontation de sa réalité nécessairement subjective à des données objectives, telles que révélées par la science, par exemple.

The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves. - Plato

dimanche 21 février 2010

MIT World : The Great ClimateGate Debate, are they asking the right questions?

This debate that took place December 10, 2009 at MIT on the ClimateGate issue is mostly about politics, policies and perception of science.  I found it interesting with good questions.  Most of the speakers where rational and objective, except one that from my point of view was a bit of an alarmist, but I can relate to some of his concerns. Here's the talk.

My conclusions after watching this are the following:
  • We should have access to raw data all the time
    •  Some raw data was destroyed, so we cannot check the conclusions. Source 
    • Deleted for space reasons... 100$ for a one TeraByte disk, there is no space shortage in this world.
  • We should base policies on hard science.
    • Many of the suggested policies coming out from Copenhagen are based on non-peer reviewed statements made by advocacy groups like Greenpeace and the WWF. Source
  • Precautionary principal must apply
    • This principal goes both ways and can be a bigger killer than global warming. Source
All those debates, climate change, global warming are all around the burning of fossil fuels.
  • We all know that we will be forced to stop burning fossil fuel in a couple of generations at best, because this resources is scares
  • We all know that burning it creates pollution problems, more real then CO2 concentration.
What we should be debating about is:
  • How can we feed 10 billion people
  • How will we provide fresh and clean water for 10 billion people for drinking and agriculture.
  • How can we give 2000 watts of energy per person to live a descent life for those 10 billion people
  • How can we transform our societies technologies based on energy that is 90% fossil fuel based.
  • How can we stop the increasing debt spiral of our societies stopping us from our full potentiality to solve those issues.
Those are the debates that we should be having, those are the debates that the "Bâtisseurs De Nations" and my blog is all about.  Please consult them and start the debate.

Simon Filiatrault

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