Is global climate change a sobering reality that all living things on earth need to grapple with in order to stave off a mass extinction? Do we need to regulate business into compliance to fix what capitalism has been abusing for generations? Is the climate crisis an emotionally motivated ruse by communists hell-bent on wrangling the West under the control of the green intelligentsia?
Who can we trust?
Since the early 1970’s, global climate change has been a politically contentious issue swirling around the science departments at major universities and government research labs. In 1974, TIME Magazine predicted a coming “ice age,” but the narrative changed from massive global cooling and shifted to fears about the ozone layer and acid rain in the 1980’s until the “global warming” narrative took over in the late 1980’s and persists to this day.
Amid the debates about what direction the temperature of the planet is moving and how it’s going to impact the world, there’s also a two-fold deeper sociological discussion over whether humans are directly responsible for these changes, and also if there’s anything we can do about it. The debate also calls into question exactly where the line between innate human sovereignty, business interests and the responsibility of the state intersect. To make matters worse, the deep politicization of the issue has made it impossible to have a valuable, scientific discussion about any of the data because of the presumption of deception from both sides of the debate.
For the right wing, there is a distinct fear that the entire debate was created as a way to devalue the hard-earned lifestyle of the West in order to placate an angry mother earth. The mistrust is largely based on who is advocating for climate change and the questionable nature of their political motivations.
Meanwhile, left wing climate activists also fear the repercussions of a campaign to censor climate data in order to make the world safe for international corporate interests who wish to make a profit and leave the planet scorched for future generations. This incites mistrust from people who just want trustworthy parties in charge of research and policy.
Where all sides tend to agree is that they do not trust the data in the hands of their political opponents because they can’t trust the validation process, which largely happens behind closed doors. On top of the assumption of ill will, there’s also the issue of incompetence when it comes to the recording and storage practices of the major institutions who just simply mishandle relevant, valuable data on the topic.
How WeatherSV will impact climate debate
Thankfully, the real solution to securing the integrity of weather data has been enabled by the distributed consensus and trustworthy micropayments inherent in Bitcoin. Created in 2019, and powered by the Bitcoin SV blockchain, WeatherSV was created to aggregate weather data from known sources and record it permanently on the blockchain where it is safe from social, political and big business manipulation.
As the Twitterverse lambasts Bitcoin SV as “just a weather app,” they fail to realize that the economic power of big blocks and a stable protocol has eliminated the worldwide politicization of climate data by enabling the WeatherSV business model. In fact, Bitcoin’s restored incentives, available only on Bitcoin SV, have created such a complete paradigm shift in the trustworthiness of weather data, that historians may cite it as one of the most significant events in the entire history of the climate debate.
For the first time in human history, anyone on earth can audit the source, storage and interpretation of worldwide climate data for themselves because it was recorded in perpetuity for almost no cost, and distributed across a global ledger for the world! No third party, no nefarious actor and no incompetent fool can ever tamper with the evidence again.
WeatherSV, powered by Bitcoin SV, has completely changed the game. The only question is, “what data integrity problems will Bitcoin SV solve next?”
The Genesis protocol upgrade on February 4, 2020 is a monumental step in the history of Bitcoin, and will see BSV returned as close as possible to the original protocol as envisioned by Satoshi Nakamoto. Visit the Genesis Hard Fork page to learn more.
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