Sunday, April 30, 2006

Hot Air
In honor of the most recent Earth Day, here's an article from Newsweek circa 1975 that decries the peril the planet faces from global cooling

The antidote, as they say, can be found here - an interview with economist Julian Simon who details how virtually any announcement that comes from the environmental establishment must be treated with deep suspicion.

Okay, so then what's a good Gaia-worshipping man/ape supposed to do? Easy, read Bjorn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist and realize what challenges really face us. Lomborg shows untold charts and graphs where he uses the same data as the environmentalists - he just shows the data in an extended timeline rather than the pick & choose data the environmentalists use. This simple exercise exposes how environmentalists abuse data to support their ends.

So get on board. Leave that contribution check for the Sierra Club unsigned. Go to the Copenhagen Consensus website for an understanding of the problems our planet faces and our best chances for improvement given scarce resources.

Forget Environmentalism with a heart. We need one that has a brain.


At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Jeff C. said...

But, what about the children, and grandchildren...surely they'll suffer for our greed.

With countries like Iran getting nukes, the environmentalists will have more than a few degrees to worry about. Do you know what happens to flesh and bone close to a nuclear detonation? Yah, that's right.

At 11:43 AM, Blogger carpoolguy said...

I just finished Michael Crichton's "State of Fear", a heavily footnoted work in which he debunks many of the global warming myths. Because he weaves the message through fiction, it makes a good read. It's very digestible for those of us who don't want to deal with weighty tomes. He makes similar points to those that you make.


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