Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Another "Little Ice Age" Coming?

"It’s no secret that many scientists have long had inconvenient misgivings about global-warming data," writes The New American's Beverly K. Eakmanand, and "now it appears that doomsayers like Al Gore could come across as fools" — Scientists Try to Have It Both Ways on Global-warming.

Noting "that scientists are now fairly sure that around 2020, sunspot activity is going to lessen significantly," she observes, "science organizations that are responsible for grants and government contracts to scientists don’t know exactly how to spin these latest findings (much less their ramifications) in view of the politically correct necessity of maintaining man-made global-warming dogma to justify various legislative schemes of wealth redistribution now on the table — carbon footprints, cap-and-trade, etc. — all of which have become essential to the liberal establishment that holds the purse strings of research and development (R&D)."

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Blogger Political Atheist said...

But if global cooling is more dangerous than global warming, doesn't it also come with the costs imposed by disaster relief, the repair and refitting of much of the infrastructure, transplantation of crops to more temperate lands, etc.? What I find troubling about the criticism of global warming is that it seems to deny that we should do anything to address possible threats. Shouldn't a society make some provision in the event of catastrophe, such as mass movements of refugees from areas that have become too dry or too cold, even if this entails setting aside the profit motive? Or at least advise people in coastal cities to start scuba diving businesses?

2:20 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I tend to agree, just that measures should be taken locally, not globally.

4:08 PM  

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