[extropy-chat] Climate skepticism patterns
hkhenson at rogers.com
Wed Jun 7 01:25:18 UTC 2006
At 01:53 PM 6/6/2006 -0700, you wrote:
>John Quiggin talks about how doomsayers on both sides are wrong, both
>the Deep Greens who say we need to cut our standard of living and "Dark
>Browns" who say we can't afford to protect the environment because it
>would cut our standard of living.
Both are right.
There is no doubt we are living on resources that are running out so we
have to cut back. But cutting back, lowering the standard of living, will
cause xenophobic memes to build up that eventually will tip into wars.
There is a low tech and a high tech solution to this problem. A
substantial fraction of the population dying is the low tech
solution. Developing full blown nanotechnology were we can exploit (for
example) geosynch solar power is the other.
In either case we will be living in interesting times (a quote from Eric
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