The 'Good Skeptic' on Climate Change & Society

Dr. Mickey Glantz addresses the 2010 Toyota Sustainable Mobility Seminar.

By EV World Video Productions

"You can call me a 'good skeptic.' I don't buy everything the [climate] modelers say. I don't buy everything the climate people say. I've worked with them for 40 years. I know where some of the Achilles heels are; some of the arguments," states Dr. Mickey Glantz, the Director of the Consortium for Capacity Building, University of Colorado.

"However, I do see sea level rising. I do see the ten warmest years on record in recent times. Warm ecosystems moving up-slope, that worries me," as do other confirmed climate change observations, which he recounts in this candid assessment of the realities of climate change and what , if anything, mankind can do about. But while Glantz recognizes the problems of forecasting the long-range impacts of climate change, for him an equally challenging issue is getting us to agree there is a problem. He asks friends and colleagues, What would it take to get you to change your views on climate change? No one can offer an answer.

He recommends moving aside the climate scientists and IPCC and convening a engineering panel to start addressing the practical aspects of how to tackle the problem, noting that 'there is no Planet B.'

Other video presentations from the 2010 Toyota Sustainable Mobility Seminar are available on EV World.Com.

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Published: 29-Apr-2010

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