The Shotgun Blog
Thursday, September 23, 2004
The latest hazard
We're doomed. Nothing new about that, we're always doomed according to the environmental activists. But this time it's cleaner air that will do us in:
AIR pollution may have masked the true extent of the threat posed by global warming, according to a leading scientist.This is interesting. After attacking Bjorn Lomborg for daring to make the case that our air was getting cleaner, not more polluted, they now concede his argument was correct but claim that cleaner air will just make global warming worse. Personally, I'll take my chances with the cleaner air.
Aerosols - particles of pollution in the air - help to cool the earth but, as they diminish in coming decades, global warming may be found to accelerate, Professor Meinrat Andreae of the Max Planck Institute in Mainz, Germany, has claimed.
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The more we learn about how the Earth works, the less we know about how the Earth works.
In other words: we haven't a frigging clue what causes cycles in the Earth's weather patterns and so on and to blame mankind for all of it is the height of humanist arrogance.
Posted by: Mike Jenkinson | 2004-09-23 11:50:51 AM
Exactly, Mike. I know I'm dating myself, but the same bunch of jokers who are doing a Chicken Little about global warming today were the same gang back in the '70s claiming the next Ice Age is imminent. Ignore 'em all, I say ... they flip-flop like John Kerry!
Posted by: Jeff Kean | 2004-09-23 12:49:11 PM
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