Skip to comments.Adapt to What?
Posted on 07/21/2013 1:21:24 AM PDT by neverdem
In the war of dumb ideas, both liberals and some corporatist conservatives have joined forces for a pincer movement on rational citizens by promoting the spending of large amounts of taxpayer dollars to deal with climate change. Mitigation, of course, is the concept that humans are altering the planet's climate through greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and funds should be spent to reduce emissions and minimize anthropogenic climate change. Adaptation is the acceptance that the Earth's climate is changing, either from natural or anthropogenic forces (or both), and that rather than spend money trying to reduce man-made GHG emissions, it is more appropriate (for whatever reason: economic, social, etc.) to adapt to the changing climate rather than attempt to mitigate it. Liberals generally favor the former; corporatist conservatives the latter.
What is it all about? Money. Seeking ways to reduce GHG emissions via new technologies and approaches is big business. So is adaptation. The beneficiaries from the push for adaptation include governments, infrastructure contractors and suppliers, and the professional science, technology, and engineering associations that accredit those working on infrastructure projects -- and their members. Who are often the most vigorous promoters of adaptation? These same groups and individuals. Follow the money. An obvious suite of vested interests that cannot be relied upon to self-regulate.
My question to the climate adaptionists is as follows: adapt to what? Climates are always changing: always have, always will. There are many climate cycles on global, regional, and local scales -- undoubtedly a number of which we haven't yet discovered. Our current climate prediction capacities are woefully inferior on a global scale, and at the regional/local level, they are a scientific joke...
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But isn’t it true that when the climate was changing ten thousand years ago....that cavemen just refused to adjust or change, and just died off?
Shouldn’t we be more worried that the sun will just burn out one day....like 388 million years in the future?
When they can tell me the most basic of things, like what is THE optimal temperature for this planet, I might listen to them then.
Here’s an idea, let’s give all the weathermen in this country the benefit of the doubt. Pay them out the yazoo. However, the first time they are wrong in their predictions of the weather, execute them. Could be a national Bread and Circus event every Sunday night.
I wouldn't worry too much about that. At the rate carbon dioxide is naturally disappearing from the atmosphere, life on earth will already have died out from lack of carbon long before the sun burns out.