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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Climate change - the case for inaction

Pat Michaels makes the case for inaction in the face of climate change:

The Bush Administration realizes that simply knowing that human activities are impacting the climate is not grounds for "urgent action" to do something about it. Especially given that the overwhelming majority of these human activities have made the world a better place and one capable of supporting a growing human population that now tops 6.5 billion people. A prudent person, or Administration, would think long and hard about scaling down such activities without compelling evidence that the results of not doing so will prove more detrimental than the active pursuit of their curtailment.

The precautionary principle cannot justify the taking of action that is probably unwarranted, hugely costly and certain to make almost no measurable difference to the climatic outcome.

Now if we really did want to make a difference perhaps we should adopt Roy Spencer's programme.


At 22 June 2005 at 07:01, Blogger Jorgen said...

I knew there had to be a simple and fair solution to the global warming problem.


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