[ExI] A Nobel laureate and climate change

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 04:56:07 UTC 2011

I have harped on this in the past.

To whatever extent human activity is warming the earth, *it doesn't
matter* especially to the extent that warming, or "climate change" is
being caused by carbon dioxide buildup.

The far more important matter is to replace fossil fuels with a less
expensive energy source.  Failing to so that will damn us to poverty
and for much of the world, starvation.

As a side effect, that will stop the buildup of CO2 because "less
expensive" leaves out fossil fuels.  We still may be burning
hydrocarbons, but they will be carbon neutral, made from CO2 out of
the air.  We could even make synthetic oil to put back in the ground
if energy was inexpensive enough.

But people get hung up on arguing about trivia that just doesn't
matter.  If we don't solve the energy problem with a SBSP,
StratoSolar, nuclear, or something I don't yet know about, then we are
in a world of hurt sooner and of far more serious consequence than hot
summers and Texas fires.


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