dudejcb wrote:THE GLACIERS AND ICE CAPS ARE MELTING!
1. Is that natural fluctuation? They have grown and melted before without man having any impact, so does it prove anything different this time around?
2. If it is man-caused, is this still even a net negative for society?
3. If it is a net negative for society, does the cost and harm of doing what is necessary to stop it exceed the harm of not stopping.
Three things must ALL be true. It is not clear that any of them are true. I believe 1 is in part true, I am pretty sure warmer is better than colder and the harm is exceeded by the benefit overall. And I am all but certain that we will never be able to stop the Chinese, the Indians, the Russians, and all the other nations that wish to develop and the cost of doing what is necessary will far exceed the cost of doing nothing.
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