[ExI] Curves on a graph (was Re: Richard Lindzen onclimatehysteria.

John K Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Thu Aug 6 17:06:47 UTC 2009

"Alfio Puglisi" <alfio.puglisi at gmail.com>

> All current evidence points to warming in a medium timescale (100s of
> years)

100's of years! To hell with my great great grandchildren, let them fend for
themselves; after all, my great great grandfather didn't worry a lot about
me. It's a little like the Wright Brothers not having the time to develop
their airplane because they were too busy worrying about how people a
century from their time will solve the air traffic control problem.

> so that's what we are preparing to face. It's that simple.

You're right that is the important question to ask: what are we prepared to
face? As I said before if you want to lower CO2 you're going to have to get
rid of fossil fuels, and all the replacements so far suggested are FAR more
expensive; the only one that even comes close is nuclear fission but
environmentalists will go into a tizzy fit if you even mention that.

More expensive energy doesn't mean fat cats make less money, it means
billions of poor people will control less energy than they do now. A lot
less.  And that means billions of people will become even poorer than they
are now. A lot poorer. And that means people are going to die. Millions and
millions of people.

If the Iraq war has taught us anything it's that trading a hypothetical
future problem that might not even be real for a present horror that most
certainly is real is not a very good idea. You want to start a preemptive
war on the poor. I don't.

  John K Clark

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