[ExI] "Up against the warming zealots"...hmmm

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Jul 23 08:20:17 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 04:53:51PM +0930, Emlyn wrote:
> Is anyone else as confused about Global Warming as I am? I can't get a
> clear idea of whether it is real or not, and if so, whether it is

This sounds as if you didn't have the time to hit the primary
literature, and now are asking for popular press sound bites
or consensus to help you figure out what is real or not.

I suggest you take your time to read the primary literature.
There is really no alternative to that.

> caused by human CO2 emissions or not. It's clearly important to get
> this right, because
> - if it's not real, we shouldn't be doing all this carbon emission handwringing

High-amplitude outcomes are *never* a good idea to dismiss out of hand.

> - if it is real and human caused, lowering carbon emissions is a good idea
> - if it is real and not human caused, we still have a very scary
> period ahead in which we need to do something else entirely to cope
> with future rising sea levels and temperature increases.

How about we just seize this huge opportunity (when was the last time
everybody was interested about the environment?) to get away from burning
dead dinos?

We certainly do have the money to burn on frivolous war-making.
So if we want to make it happen, we can. Do we want to make it happen?

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