[ExI] global warming again.

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 13:22:52 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 2:05 PM, painlord2k at libero.it
<painlord2k at libero.it> wrote:
> "Nuclear winter" is a concept invented in the '970 from the Soviet
> propaganda groups to discourage people of West Europe to install
> Pershing and Cruise Missiles.

Why, even better...

In fact, I am not enthusiastic myself about increasing average
environmental radioactivity, but I think that concepts such as
"massive space-based solar power satellite launched through Project
Orion vehicles" are at least a good way to debunk those for whom GW is
simply a propaganda tool in view of deep-ecologist or neo-luddite

In fact, someone who has a bona-fide belief in an impending doom, and
whose primary concern is to avoid it, would not refrain from
considering extreme measure.

If, on the other hand the threat of a possible GW doom is in his or
her mind fundamentally just a way to achieve disindustrialisation,
technology relinquishment, reduction of energy output, a neoprimitive
turning-point in human lifestyle, etc., of course such ideas are
equally unacceptable as going on burning fossil fuels, and/or would be
considered even more dangerous.

This is more or less the same as for geo-engineering projects such as,
e.g., that of creating and extending deliberately the ozone hole we
fought a few years ago.

Of course, much of that might be crazy in comparison to actual (if
any) risks allegedly arising from GW for the survival of the human
species, but if one assert that they exist and that they are
measurable, he or she should also be ready in comparing them with
adverse effects of solutions much more radical than an obviously
limited and gradual reduction of CO2 emissions - which might well not
solve the problem at all.

Stefano Vaj

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