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johnm h Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 2:55 PM
There are many questions. 1 Is there warming? 2. How much? 3 What are the causes? 4.what does the future hold? 5. Is it bad.? 6.What can we do about it? There is dispute about the first two. The third depends on the answers to these. The fourth can't be answered. The fifth depends on where you live and how we respond. The sixth is fairly straight forward. We can't do anything unilaterally to impact warming, but within our control is our ability to develop an economy that can adapt. The later is obviously a market economy under the rule of law,and lots of human capital so that we can adapt to whatever the future brings whether warming, cooling, or something worse or better.
ppotts Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 4:48 PM
Looks like you are wrong about there being no dispute
Joseph64 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 4:10 PM
ericynot Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 3:24 PM

There is very little dispute about the first two. The disagreements are primarily about #3 - #6, especially #3. If the cause of GW is industrial production, yes, certain things can be done, first by seeking more efficient ways with which to produce and secondly by shifting sources of energy production to those which generate less CO2.

Concurrent with CO2 generation is the rapid, worldwide loss of forests that are able to absorb much of the CO2 we produce. That issue too needs to be addressed, particularly in places like Brazil.

A prominent global warming scientist, Peter Gleick, who was chairman of the ethics committee at the American Geophysical Union, admitted last year that he stole some documents- and he may have forged others- from the conservative think-tank the Heartland Institute. But that’s all in a day’s work for a work-a-day climate warrior. The important thing isn’t the quest for the truth in global climate research, but, as Charlie Sheen would say, winning. With winning comes cash.   

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