Heh. I’d been working on a long and thoughtful post concerning the global warming fiasco, but it somehow deleted instead of posting. Thinking it a quirk of fate rather than some cosmic commentary regarding my take on the future of mother Earth, I will likely resurrect those thoughts one day in the future (assuming we have one).
In the meantime, I think this Dilbert panel pretty much captures the gist of what I wanted to say:
Hmm, it does seem that actions speak louder than words.
You know, the funny thing is I’m pretty much agnostic on the warming issue. But I never quite bought in to the whole “the science is settled” screed, because the science is never settled. I can accept that the Earth may be experiencing a warming trend, but that’s not to say the cause is man-made. And even if it were, the proposed cure strikes me as being just as harmful as the “disease” and clearly unlikely to be effectively implemented.
So, if the problem is burning fossil fuels why aren’t our green friends advocating for building more nuclear power stations? And parking their f’n limos and private jets….
Oh, and I had a mostly friendly discussion with another blogger in Korea (K-blog as we say in the parlance), ROK Sojourn. You should follow the link to read his views and our exchange in the comments. His basic premise was if you don’t believe the Earth is warming, you should just “shut the hell up”. Seems to me that pretty much means you’ve lost the argument. Akin to putting your hands over your ears and yelling “LA LA LA LA I can’t hear you!”.
So, if the science is so settled what are they afraid of?
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