Is It Crowded in Here? How Over-Population Effects the Environment

Learn How Over-Population Strains the Planet’s Resources, Propagates Global Warming

Climate Change Is Real

In July of 2012, a long-time climate change skeptic named Richard Muller wrote an article for the New York Times stating that he had been converted, and his change of heart had come about in the most scientific way possible. In the late 2000’s, after years of doubting the research of climate experts, Dr. Muller decided to take initiative. He created the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project along with a team of scientists. The project had the following objective:

“We are bringing the spirit of science back to a subject that has become too argumentative and too contentious…we are an independent, non-political, non-partisan group. We will gather the data, do the analysis, present the results and make all of it available. There will be no spin, whatever we find. We are doing this because it is the most important project in the world today. Nothing else comes close.”

The project was heavily funded, with notable financial contributors including the billionaire-conservative Koch brothers and individuals and organizations representing both sides of the spectrum (skeptics and believers), all of whom were betting on these fair and balanced results. Ultimately, the BEST project concluded that global warming is a real issue, with Dr. Muller stating, “Humans are almost entirely the cause.”

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Richard Muller himself was surprised by the results, as were the countless skeptics who believed that the project would finally provide them with ammunition to fire back against radical environmentalists. Unfortunately for them, the BEST project lived up to its word and presented the public with a fair assessment of the world’s climate status.

Why You Don’t Believe It

Despite this riveting report and the massive amount of data that supports these findings, individuals continue to doubt the existence of global warming. Recently, a radio podcast delved into this issue by interviewing scientists, professors, and psychologists about this very question: why do so many individuals refuse to believe that global warming is true and factual despite the multitude of researchers and scientists who are telling them that it’s real?

In the end, the researchers concluded that people will believe what they want to believe regardless of how many times they’ve been proven wrong. Predisposed bias perseveres regardless of education or knowledge; individuals seek out information that