The fact remains that linking "climate
change' and AGW has not been accomplished by any one in the
last 30 years no matter how much that they cook the books.
But we keep paying $7000 every time some richie purchases a
Tesla. Thus the noncompetitive junk keeps getting sold
thanks to the CO2 warming myth made official by government.
Interesting opinion piece by UK coal-mining family and
climate-change denier website/forum (funded by fossil fuel
industry). Who understands climate change is real...ummm...Exxon
Mobile, Department of Defense, World Bank and most insurance
companies that have to deal with it financially. Why
wouldn't the WSJ start a series on companies and insurers
and how they are preparing for climate change--it isn't
business as usual, the WSJ knows that it has enormous
economic impacts yet...crickets.? Why?
you have anything to add to this discussion. I saw you tried
to trumpet ambiguous research from 40 years ago, but well
read people know that that is when everyone thought we were
heading to global cooling, so the whole premise is
different. And as for insurers, like I said before if you
are stating the obvious that they are interested in the
potential losses due to natural calamities, then I think
we'd all agree, Why do you think it would be of interest?
Insurance companies are regulated in every state. Can the
government force it to consider "global warming", it sure
can! Having a corporation respond to political pressure is
also not surprising. But for some reason you think it is.
Exxon's research wasn't ambiguous (it was quite clear).
Insurers and most coastal cities have short term and long
term planning for climate change...complete independent from
any federal mandates. Why is this of interest? Because the
WSJ is publishing 'climate change' deniers opinion pieces
while businesses and communities prepare for what they
already know is happening. The WSJ, you would think, might
be reporting on businesses adaptations to new climate change
realties because it is of significant economic importance.
So where is the series on climate change and businesses?
Thanks for the link! It's adding access to the (necessary!)
pile of evidence to the contrary on the "danger" of climate
change. I do believe that human activity generates heat. I
believe the jury is out on the role of human-created CO2 in
either global warming or cooling, if for no other reasons
than: 1. The countervailing nature of the forces of weather
which have withstood all "dangers" for the past billion
years or so, and ares still poorly understood; 2. The
lack of evidence one way or the other; and 3. The
concept of scale: Is there enough human-caused heat
generation to have enough impact one way or the other, to
justify any measures at all? Clearly, China isn't worried.
They have decided to make strategic hay while the weak Obama
sun shines, bother the need for discretion, by building, at
great cost, *islands*! Sea levels rising? What-me-worry? Mr.
Ridley has written a solid article...except the part where
he expects some rational thinking by politicans responding
to empirical evidence. That appears unlikely given the
authors comment that this entire subject is "religious
fanaticism, not scientific debate." Besides the intellectual
frustration caused by these climate believers that blindly
and ignorantly demand everyone get in line, it is appalling
that several thousand global citizens can gather and expect
that they can direct billions and billions of people to
subjugate their existence and future to a big lie that
cannot be substantiatedand where the daily lies are
consistently proven to be false. These people must be
removed from power...and in the US that will happen next
The greenies have fallen in love
with romantic vision in which they come to the world's
rescue and banish the scheming evil corporatists and
hoarding robber barrons ... like children of some Neverland
battling a world of Captain Hooks, they glory in their
simplististic visions of good and evil, in which their own
heroic and impeccable motives must triumph over those of
their corrupt and morally inferior adversaries. Facts and
reason cannot penetrate this fairy tale world. After all,
reality is so much less fun than make believe. And so they
remain, green, for ever and ever.