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Backreaction: Global Warming

Backreaction – April 8, 2007
Great blog article that everyone should read. I won’t spend a lot of effort paraphrasing what the authors wrote. I suggest that you just click through and read the article.

The present global warming debate is in my eyes very ironic. Initially, I was happy to see how fast the environmental consciousness has increased in the last some years, not only in the USA. See, all these points you find on the list like: cover your pots while cooking, take a shower instead of a bath, reuse your shopping bag, recycle your waste – this is what we were taught in Kindergarten1. When I moved to the USA I was shocked, honestly, to see how little people cared about their environment. Okay, Tuscon AZ might have been an extreme case. But folks, when you go shopping then shut off the engine of your car. And yes, better insulation in housing would significantly reduce AC and heating cost, paper can be recycled, etc, etc. Now what’s new about these insights?

To come back to global warming, from a scientific point of view it puzzles me how this debate is lead. The essence has become to scare people with the potential catastrophes that global warming can have. Then tell them it’s their fault because of the carbon dioxide increase they cause with every fart. The problem is this entangles several points that were better treated separately.

Read the article here.

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One Response to “Backreaction: Global Warming”

  1. Hi Sean,

    thanks for the link. It is good to see you are dedicating your blog to a balanced discussion of the issue. When I write a further post on the topic, I will recommend your blog. Best,

    B.