While many accept the proclamations by scientists that global warming is a very real risk, there are many, including some scientists, who deny the possibility for an assortment of reasons. Some of their arguments are quite persuasive, while others are just reactionary conspiracy theories, wacky talk radio lies and spin. As I read new studies coming out every year, I have to wonder if denying global warming based on some irrational hatred of Al Gore or NASA climate scientist Jim Hansen makes sense. Associated press ran a pair of articles today that I found particularly interesting (link) (link). When I think of the consequences of being wrong about global warming, I have to think we should plan accordingly. While I may be being taken in, I am hedging my bets in the long run. I will certainly keep my senses alert to further research and continue to learn as much as I can. I encourage anyone reading this to do the same.
As always, your comments are welcome. It is only through our thoughtful collaboration that we can mitigate the enormous risks we are facing from overpopulation, resulting climate change and pollution, and the efforts of the greedy, ignorant, and misled. May we all enjoy an increasingly sustainable, tolerant, healthy, and happy world in the future. We will have to work for it.