[ExI] Next Decade May See No Warming
sjatkins at mac.com
Sun May 4 19:34:06 UTC 2008
Stefano Vaj wrote:
> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 2:17 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The only way to
>> solve the problem seems to be if there is an opportunity to vote to
>> *force everyone* to adhere to a plan which, although profit-sapping,
>> will at least be disaster-averting.
> "Profits" ordinarily mean "the difference between earnings and costs".
> I do not see how this margin would be reduced by a compulsory plan,
> say, to reduce CO2 emissions everywhere.
If as the IPCC models say if you read them closely the median expected
temperature delta is around 1.6 degree C in 100 years then most of the
plans to date are hysterical overkill. Also the Kyoto accords if fully
implemented would make less than a few hundreds of a degree difference
in the same 100 years. So why exactly are we falling into CO2
hysterics? I am strongly reminded of the anti-nuclear power hysteria
of the 70s. An interesting question is why this hysteria is being
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