THINGS ARE MUCH BETTER NOW.
So it looks like “manmade global warming”
isn’t that big a deal after all. Even more important than the conclusion
reached by an IMPORTANT scientist, as opposed to some highschool dropout
celebrity, is the basis on which that conclusion is reached. To hear the
eco-freak, tree-hugging, Goracle inspired enviro-radicals (which is not
to be confused with a free radical which will make your telomeres fall
off) ANY change in the temperature of the earth is a BAD thing.
But think about that for just a second. Doesn’t
that mean that right now, just as they are, the current conditions on
this planet are the BEST. Not just good, not even really good. But the
best, Jerry, THE BEST! Like the 1931 Athletics (not yet in Oakland) or
the Yankees in 1927, 1939, 1932, 1998, 1929, 1936-38, 1931 or 1928. But
not in 2007, so far.
I do not even want to get into the process of how one
even decides that conditions on something as large and varied as an entire
freakin’ planet are the best. Best for who? Best ALL over. Or maybe
best in some places but not quite best in others? Were these other people
asked their opinion. Was ANYONE asked their opinion.
What criteria were used. How were the countervailing
(Eskimos like it cold while Mexicans like it hot and some people like
it Hot, Hot, Hot) considerations balanced. On the basis of population
numbers? Tough, Eskimos. Not too many of you, now are there? Even if all
the billion or so Chinese were asked, who the hell would know what they
said unless they answered in English or French.
I am guessing that not one of the people who are screaming
so loudly over “manmade global warming” asked ANYONE. When
one is “right”, then by golly, one is “right”.
Once they developed their consensus (as opposed to actually having scientific
proof based on actual scientific method, measurements, etc...) the “case
is closed”. “Not subject to dispute”. “An established
fact”. My god, even Jacques Chirac insists that Kyoto be implemented.
But, science or no, the underlying arrogance of the position
that “this is as good as it gets” is appalling.
Maybe this isn’t “as good as it gets. What if we try to “do
something” (which is a dubious proposition in itself) and things
get worse. Did you consider the lawsuit that would involve? If we just
leave tings alone, there is no one to sue.