2.13.2008

A very good examination of global warming

This is one of the best treatments of the issue of global warming that I've seen. It will take you about two hours to read through all the links and arguments, but it is very worth it in order to understand both the science and the psychology of the issue.

I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts on the content at the link. For the record, I think that human-caused global warming is mostly alarmism. However, it has begun to shine a light on American over-consumption, to which I am very much opposed. Still, using a lie to advance truth is wrong and antithetical. Better science and better technology are the answers to many of the problems the world faces, but hysteria and alarmism stand in the way. On the other side of the equation, people in affluent nations need to rediscover lifestyles that delay gratification and tend to the needs of others. Only a movement characterized by conscience and intelligence will bring about lasting change: hysteria and government regulations will only exacerbate the problems.

Remember Y2k? That was going to bring us down, too.

3 comments:

Will P said...

"Remember Y2k? That was going to bring us down, too."

Well, I have to disagree with you here. I don't think a person can rationally compare the impact of Y2K to irrevocably climate change.

Will P said...

Oh, wait, I just read the post. I meant to say relationally compare the impact of Y2K to climate change. Seriously, I did...

Adam & Anne said...

Maybe, maybe not, but hysteria in any form moves one farther away from truth. The fact is that the whole cliamte change question is saturated in hysteria. At this point in time, little to no unbiased analysis is occuring. No one of high profile is searching for alternate explanations or falsifying data, which should be foremost in the scientific process. Therefore, the climate surrounding climate change differs little from the climate that surrounded Y2k.