21 December 2007

More Dissent on Climate Change

Long after the debate was supposed to be over, but not long since Mr. Gore and the IPCC won the Nobel Peace Prize, there appears to be growing, published dissent on the idea that man is pushing the planet to a warmer future.

The obvious retort from Mr. Gore’s camp is that “25 or 30 of the scientists may have received funding from Exxon Mobil Corp.” Never mind who funds the Al Gore/IPCC point of view. Certainly that can’t be nearly as important as an evil, evil oil company spending money on research.

The response, per the article, provides a much more salient point:

"Recycling of that kind of discredited conspiracy theory is nothing more than a distraction from the real challenge facing society and the energy industry," he said. "And that challenge is how are we going to provide the energy needed to support economic and social development while reducing greenhouse-gas emissions."

Indeed. Time to lose the pseudo-religious ideology of Global Warming / Climate Change and develop – or revive – the idea of conservation, the careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion (source – dictionary.com).

1 comment:

Jack N said...

Rational thought instead of emotional drivel..
Now that's a novel idea!!