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Monday, March 26, 2007

Global Warming - Michael Barone summarizes the current situation

In his column "Gore's Faith Is Bad Science" Mr. Barone explains why we should tread very carefully trying to affect the Earth's climate. His penultimate paragraph is a summary of the conclusion I have come to:
  • "Gore and his followers seem to assume that the ideal climate was the one they got used to when they were growing up. When temperatures dropped in the 1970s, there were warnings of an impending ice age. When they rose in the 1990s, there were predictions of disastrous global warming. This is just another example of the solipsism of the baby boom generation, the pampered and much-praised age cohort that believes the world revolves around them and that all past history has become irrelevant."

Note the word SOLIPSISM: the view that the self is all that exists or can be known.

His theory fits with a lot of other things going on in our society, so why not this?



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