Friday, March 5, 2010

Not debating climate change...

Al Gore came out of hiding on Sunday to write an op-ed for the NY Times.

He really hadn't been heard from for the last couple months as freezing temperatures and abnormal snow fall in such places as Florida and Arizona. I can't say that I blame him though, I mean really, after climate gate, how many times can you say that the science is settled when there is lots of evidence that the science wasn't science at all.

I really wouldn't have written this post, but something that Mr. Gore said in his piece really got to me:

But what a burden would be lifted! We would no longer have to worry that our grandchildren would one day look back on us as a criminal generation that had selfishly and blithely ignored clear warnings that their fate was in our hands. We could instead celebrate the naysayers who had doggedly persisted in proving that every major National Academy of Sciences report on climate change had simply made a huge mistake.
So essentially what he was saying is that the science is now NOT settled, and that he would be happy if global warming wasn't happening, but that he doesn't want his generation to be viewed as having done some harm to future generations by ignoring warnings.

Except that's EXACTLY what he and his ilk were attempting to do by shoving a global warming, excuse me, CLIMATE CHANGE at an unsuspecting and trusting population. He and his cohorts have been attempting to levy new taxes, punish those they view as polluters, make loads of money on the whole deal, and putting severe brakes on the further development of the First World.

Well, I'm sorry to say, Mr. Gore, but by doing anything other than merely adapting to any changes in climate which occur, whether man made or otherwise, does more harm to future generations than if we did something to curb climate change. It harms by stemming the research and storage of information. It harms by reducing society's capacity and ability to maintain our level of comfort in future generations. It harms by reducing the amount of accumulated capital which can be used by future generations.

And THAT, Mr. Gore, would be considered criminal.

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