[ExI] global warming again

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 18:37:17 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> Quote from below: "Eleven of the last 12 years (1995-2006) rank among the
> warmest years in global surface temperature since 1850."

To tell the truth,
--- I am unconditionally favourable to climate research - as to any
other research, actually :-) -,
--- I am rather inclined to believe that GW may exist after all to some extent,
--- I have a few more doubts that it is largely anthropic, and
--- I am not persuaded at all that any price would be OK to pay in
order to fight it, without an at least approximate  assessment of
where the costs and effectiveness of related measures cross the line
of the expected damages.

In particular, I do not believe for a moment that GW is an
"existential" risk as defined by our friends who are recently
concentrating on the subject; nor that even in such case we should act
only on the side of limiting warming factors, and not at all on the
sides of planned adaptation and possible remedial measures of a
geo-engineering nature.

More in general, I hate histerical and religious propaganda of
obviously neoluddite tones on what is, and should be considered as, a
technical issue.

Stefano Vaj

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