SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
Back in 2005, I wrote:
Extremism is nothing more than reasonable thought that has been extended to an unreasonable conclusion.While one might argue that the examples are ridiculous and that rational people don't think that way, I beg to differ.
Part of the problem in dealing with extremists is their inability to understand that context in which a statement is rational. Another part of the problem is falsely equating one condition as a logical extension of another (more = better).
- If two aspirin reduce pain, 50 aspirin will eliminate it forever (well, yes, this may be true)
- If cutting back calories is good, eating nothing is best
- If rain is good for crops, floods are best
Here is a prime example of how reasonable thought goes extreme. But why bother with that when you can just do this?
Why bother to turn lights off when you can just not produce electricity? Why bother with heating and cooling? Why bother with growing and transporting food?
Think of all the CO2 we won't produce. We'll stop that global warming. If we're really lucky, we can have more of this.
But never fear, for every skeptic such as me, there are an adequate number of "scientifically-based" expert thinkers who come up with this:
Sify News, 12 February 2008Heat, cold, snow, rain, drought, floods, disease, famine, war, pestilence, asteroid impacts, black holes... it's all because of AGW.
Mumbai: The recent cold wave sweeping across Mumbai and other parts of India could be attributed to global warming, experts said on Tuesday here at an environmental conference.
Addressing the ‘Combat Global Warming’ conference at the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) here, former Union minister for power and environment Suresh Prabhu said global warming was primarily a problem created and induced by human beings.
He said the increase in emission of green house gases like carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and methane had resulted in the situation, which could prove catastrophic if unchecked.
Prabhu said the cold wave that swept Maharashtra and other parts of India recently could be attributed to the phenomenon of global warming.
FULL STORY at http://sify.com/news/fullstory
[HT Benny Peiser]