In an effort to open up a debate on Climate Change / Global Warming and the role of cars, we’re inviting readers to submit their argument for publication.
The headline is something of a misnomer. There is precious little debate on the effect that car use is having on the Global Warming issue. You may well say – as many do – that there is no argument or debate and that the issue is clear – cars are causing climate change. But we’re not so sure.
It has become received wisdom in recent years that man-made pollutants – and in particular CO2 – are to blame for the climate change the planet seems to be experiencing. But just because the majority believe something doesn’t make it a fact. But there seems to be no forum to debate both sides of this issue. So we’re trying to open one up.
Cars UK isn’t huge, but we do have a few hundred thousand readers a month. All our readers are interested in cars or they wouldn’t be here. Many are petrol-heads through and through but many others are here looking for information on their next new car. And with buyers moving in to ‘Eco’ cars in droves it seems clear we will have a good cross-section of views.
We’re inviting readers to submit an argument on either side which – if it’s well argued – we will publish. Everyone will have the opportunity to comment on that articles we publish and hopefully we will get something more than a ‘Preacher’s Rant’ from those who feel strongly on the subject of climate change. In particular we are looking for well-argued points of view from those with a background – academic or otherwise – that adds credence to their arguments.
We would also welcome arguments from those in the public eye who have a view one way or another. In today’s society much credence is given to the opinions of the ‘Famous’ and those opinions get far wider publicity, which will help to open up the debate. But we are aware that being a climate change denier (even just a man-made climate change denier) is to some akin to being a holocaust denier. So we have no real expectation of anyone with a public profile standing up and airing their views in public unless they are climate change believers. But we live in hope.
If you have an opinion on this debate please send it to us by email to climateATcarsuk.net (replace the AT with @ – we’ve done it this way to stop spam bots harvesting the address). Tell us what you feel on the subject of cars and climate change and we will – if the argument is well made – publish it and give you a credit.
How many articles will we get? Who knows. It could be a handful, it could be hundreds. We could conceivably get none at all. But we want to try to open this up. Our lives are being controlled – and charged – based on the assumption that CO2 is harmful. That is a frightening thought, especially if the man-made global warming theory eventually transpires to be wrong.
We look forward to receiving your thoughts, and your comments.