[ExI] Existential hysteria

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 22:51:12 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:11 PM, Anders Sandberg  wrote:
> It also encompasses the reinsurance industry, a business that is very
> careful to have as accurate risk models as possible and does lose money when
> they are wrong.
> I think there is an excellent free market solution to this debate. If you
> think AGW is overblown, then a lot of beachfront property is being
> undervalued. Buy! If you think AGW looks plausible, buy northerly properties
> from the AGW sceptics. And so on. The people making the most money after 50
> years wins.

There are several discussions on the net pointing out that the people
denying AGW are rich conservatives and libertarians.
The rich conservatives are obviously self-serving in their denials of AGW.
(They own the big polluting industries).

The tragic ones are the libertarians. The changes required to fix AGW
run directly against their individualistic ideology. The obsession of
libertarians with individual liberty crowds out the value of truth. So
they find themselves forced to deny the obvious climate changes going
on around them.


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