Monday, March 12, 2007
A comment on a recent bayblab article on global warming got me thinking: What if he's right? What if man-made global warming isn't a real phenomenon? And the answer struck me: who cares? So what if the polar ice-caps aren't melting, the world's oceans aren't rising and the mercury isn't slowly creeping upward? It still seems to me that many of the changes being pushed are good ideas regardless of whether the earth is warming. Reduction of carbon emissions? Sounds good to me! (Who enjoys smog?) A shift towards alternative fuel? Again, a good idea. Why maintain dependence on limited, and polluting, resources? I'm sure deniers have doom and gloom economic prophecies should Kyoto be enforced, but this article points out that even if it is a hoax, there is still money to be made from it. What do others think? If man made climate change were to be proven false, should we abandon environmental commitments and stick with fossil fuels?