[ExI] cure for global warming
spike66 at att.net
Tue Dec 28 18:18:02 UTC 2010
From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org
[mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Samantha Atkins
>May I ask why we are wasting mental energy talking about something there is
no demonstrable need for instead of deploying the same energy on things that
are of great concern and/or need? How rational are we? How rational do
we actually decide to be? - Samantha
Ja and another question that comes up repeatedly is: what if we do something
to actively combat global warming, then the next winter there is a killing
freeze somewhere, as there is always, every single winter and always has
been. But now those doing the SO2 pumping, or any other *action* are liable
for the damage, and all unintended consequences. But by historical
precedent, passiveness ordinarily doesn't result in legal liability: if our
failing to burn sufficient carbon fuels to create global warming results in
a killing freeze somewhere, it isn't our fault.
I can easily imagine that line of reasoning killing any and every attempt at
any active solution to global warming.
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