Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Food For Thought For All The Chicken Littles....

There is nothing new about global warming.....

Update 3/11/07: Check out this link.

5 comments:

Ed said...

Ok let's look at this from the other side.

What do you need to see in order for you to say "Um I think there is global warming."

Since you say there isn't evidence. I would assume you have an idea of what you are looking for.

(ed. note I am not saying there is global warming...but I am not saying there isn't.)

Gahrie said...

Oh I think there is global warming. The article admits there is too.

The questions are:

Is the warming caused by man?

Is the warming part of a normal and "natural" cycle?

Is the warming a bad thing?

Can man reverse the warming if we want to?

Is the cost of reversing the warming gretaer than enduring any ill effects of the warming?

Ed said...

Ok

What do you need to see that would make you answer yes to "Is the warming caused by man?"

...and


"Is the cost of reversing the warming gretaer than enduring any ill effects of the warming? "

what if we knew that we would destroy the Earth in 100 years but to stop it would be extremly caustly. What would you say?

Gahrie said...

Well,

For your first question:

I would have to see a lack of periods of warming before the industrial age, a lack of evidence of simultaneous warming on the other planets, and a pattern of consistent warming since the industrial age. Since none of these hold, I tend to believe that man's contribution to global warming is negligible at worst.

As to your second question:

Of course if we knew the Earth was warming and would be destroyed, and we could reverse that, we should do everything we could to do so.

But we don't, and we can't.

Ed said...

"I would have to see a lack of periods of warming before the industrial age, a lack of evidence of simultaneous warming on the other planets, and a pattern of consistent warming since the industrial age. Since none of these hold, I tend to believe that man's contribution to global warming is negligible at worst."

I guess my problem with that is it presumes that there can not be other causes of warming.

The Barn burned down because it was struck by lightning. It's not raining so the barn can't burn down.

We know that the earth warms and cools. That's not the point. The point is how much do we add to the flux.

If I read correctly you don't think it is possible so no matter what they show you it will not make a change in your belief. I think we should try harder to move away from oil and thius will all be a mute point.