Here is Part 2 of Stuart Scott's conversation with Dr. Ira Leifer, atmospheric scientist and Arctic researcher (Part 1 at https://youtu.be/P5iHrv6nxKw
). The lack of data, real time measurements, of weather in the Arctic and Antarctic is a huge problem. One result of this vacuum is that models dominate in predicting the future of these ice sheets. Another result over the years has been the immense and widening discrepancy between predictions (by models) and reality. The melting of Arctic and Antarctic ice is a prime example.
Scientists who have invested their professional lives in their models will defend them fiercely. Hence humanity's entire paradigm of 'reality' is too often warped by the entrenched interests of those invested their own models and beliefs. This is not just true of science. Our entire belief system about Money and Economics is mistaken. More money and more economic growth are no longer good for humanity. Our overpopulated planet adding a billion people each decade or so sinks further into ecological chaos, while wealth pursues more wealth by converting what remains of the natural world into 'valuable' products.
Bankers, economists, academics and politicians have staked their entire lives, livelihoods, and reputations on perpetuating a false paradigm. The news media perpetuates the illusion to lure advertisers. Everyone wants to hear and believe that we can all have more and more and more. We all fall victim to the same optimistic lie, fiercely clinging to our Cult of Economic Growth.
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