Promoted by Brendan -- very creative and surprisingly practical proposal
I'm not big on hand-wringing, so if global warming is going to cause changes such as a rising global sea level, I think we ought to be doing something other than stainding defiantly on our eroding beaches and crying out at the rising tides, "Take me!!!". Instead, I think we ought to be preparing to do something about it in an orderly and systematic way.
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And no, I'm not stretching when I say that. In fact, the environmentalist linked here admits as much and with no qualms.
Hat tip to Steve Horwitz in his third of three posts on environmentalism. See link for others.
The Op-Ed in question is by environmentalist David Shearman from Australia.
A recent discussion about limited resources and economic growth and their relationship as it affects our sustainability got me thinking about a book I just finished last week: The Logic of Life by Tim Harford .
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When dealing with an issue like greenhouse gas-induced climate change, productive discussion needs to stay focused on the practical questions: what is the general nature of the risk, and how can we mitigate the risk. Discussions of climate change often become sidetracked by non-productive investigations into the detailed nature of the risk, which are often initiated by individuals who are afraid that general recognition of risk implies that particular strategies/policies must be adopted. I hope to keep this discussion on track by starting with these two declarations:
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From David Freddoso :
Why do I live like this? It’s really just because I’m cheap as hell and way too busy to care about things like “being comfortable.”
I pretty much fall into the same category. Despite my ownership of a "Pave the Whales" T-shirt, I probably have a much lower "environmental impact" than many self-proclaimed "environmentalists."
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From the IPCC we know:
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Cato Institute "energy expert" Jerry Taylor took on electric vehicles yesterday trying to prove that fuel costs for vehicles with electric engines is greater than fuel costs for gasoline engines. In the end, however, all Taylor proved was that there's not much "think" in his "tank"...
Robert Reich, former Clinton man, has an article up at Free Exchange .
As a disclosure, I really like Reich. I read his book "Reason" a few years back and have been thinking about picking up his new book Supercapitalism . I find him to be a very thoughtful writer and a worthy read.
Greg Mankiw of Harvard makes a thought provoking observation and suggests that Al Gore and Supply Siders make strange bedfellows because they and their causes are similar in many respects. He may have a point.
Consider a person who
A. takes an important truth developed by others,
B. exaggerates it for dramatic effect,
C. as a result, draws public attention to this important truth, and
D. also brings acclaim to himself as a profound, far-sighted, truth-telling guru.
As we all know the undesputed champion of Global Warming Alarmism is Al Gore who has been
scamming people spreading the word by flying around in his private jet and burning the midnight fossil fuels to power his mansion. His movie, An Inconvenient Truth, has become the primary propaganda piece for the alarmist's cause. We have all heard stories of this movie being forced on students here in the US, but it seems that the alarmist's in the UK have been similarly attempting to indoctrinate British youths with it as well.
As a nod to the point-counter-point style of the site in the days of old (what was that, about 18 months ago?). - Promoted by Specter
As we frequently hear from various sources, the levels of sea ice in the arctic are currently at or near record lows. This is the common refrain from the man-made Global Warming proponents. The melting sea ice in the Arctic is a catastrophe, they say. What is much less clear is exactly why it is a catastrophe, assuming that it is one at all. They never seem to clearly state exactly what the catastrophe is going to entail. "
A study by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory which will be published in Geophysical Research Letters this week shows that arctic ice melted at record rates this year. The shrunken ice-levels are creating new potential trading routes, but this benefit is overshadowed by many other costs including rising sea-levels and habitat destruction for the arctic ecosystems.