[ExI] Next Decade May See No Warming

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sun May 4 19:28:24 UTC 2008

Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> 2008/5/2 Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com>:
>>  I understood your point. Did you understand mine, namely
>>  that there is *huge* uncertainty in these models?  Also, did
>>  you understand that massive global expenditures by
>>  governments are at this time premature?  (Now we see
>>  that the American subsidies to ethanol production are
>>  resulting in food riots around the world. It's obvious to
>>  me that if there is a crisis, it's too much concerted government
>>  action and government planning.)
> Suppose it's true that global warming will happen and that it will be
> a disaster, and suppose it's also true that there is something that
> could be done now to prevent it. Even if this is understood by
> everyone, the free market is unlikely to give rise to action to avert
> disaster if such action results in loss of short and medium term
> profits for individual enterprises.
Do you think elected officials on a mere few years electability cycle 
are likely to be more responsive?  

- samantha

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