[LMB] Effects of "Global Warming"

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Sep 13 01:43:20 BST 2011

On Sep 12, 2011, at 5:20 PM, JenL wrote:

> In that scenario, having no idea how much of the cause is human - Shouldn't
> we still be trying to prevent the damage?  Even if the cause is the sun,
> which we can't affect, shouldn't we be trying to find *anything* we can to
> reduce the damage we do, maybe find ways to counter the effect the sun is
> having?
> Because the idea that as long as it wasn't human-caused, it's okay that
> coastal cities get hit with more frequent hurricanes, that some of them
> flood out, that our global climate becomes less predictable, that our
> fertile areas dry out or get swamped ...  Not an idea I'd sign to.  And no,
> I don't drive a Prius.  But I deeply wish folks would stop arguing over
> whether it's human-caused and start talking about what can really be done
> about it, at what cost, at what risk, with what likely effects...

There is a danger that a insufficient diagnosis will lead to an insufficient cure.    We also need to prepare for whatever we get.

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