Wed Nov 19th, 2008 at 01:34:06 PM EST
I certainly used too, but the more I learn about it the more I worry the theory might be completely wrong.
Most people believe in the theory, but science is certainly not a democratic thing - even if an idea is supported by the majority it might be completely wrong. Or right.
But having been engaged with the Peak Oil issue since the fall of 2004 I have experienced how a viewpoint which was seen as completely - and I mean completely - crackpot has turned into the mainstream, in spite of being violently opposed by the vast majority of those in the know as late as just a few years ago.
When I personally see large question marks on this supposedly gold-plated climate theory, I worry. Should I think for myself or trust the scientific, political, industrial and religious authorities who know so much more than I do about these issues? For a long time I did the latter.
But I see more and more problems with the theory, and I do feel a bit assured that I'm not just a single crackpot when scientific authorities have recently been allowed to question the theory in the media, and when really smart people I trust question the theory, and when I myself look at the data and just can't make the pieces fit together.
I'm not going to debate the problems I have with the theory right now and here - we'll save that for later - but instead I ask you to take part in this poll.
(which will hopefully work)