kadm at pugetsound.net
Mon Mar 22 15:07:06 EST 2004
There are many who choose to ignore the warnings given by increasing
numbers of scientists whose only agenda is to learn. It is an easy role to
remain skeptical or adopt a fatalist attitude toward the implications of what
scientists have been warning of and requires no alteration of lifestyle.
No one denys climate change is an ongoing phenomena. I think the evidence
is pointing to the recent (within the last 150 years) behavior of humankind
having an affect on climatic change. Until or if the government mandates
changes (fat chance) in the manner of our energy use, we will stay the
We are running an experiment here on Earth, and all we have to help us peer
into the future is what we can learn through experimentation, observation,
research. In any experiment, different results come about by making a change
or changes to the parameters of the experiment. The laws of physics aren't
changed, but the end result will likely be new. We make our best estimate,
we can't be 100% sure that what is implied will actually happen. There is no
certainty. It is an 'odds game'.
Anyway...it is a fun subject. I think the coming years are going to be
interesting on many fronts.
> Thing is, as arrogant as we care to be, we haven't harnessed the capability
> to change the weather nor global climate regardless of the claims of the
> greehouse effect crowd nor the ozone depletionists.
> The climate on the Earth
> has changed dramatically and will continue to do so with the tilt it's in and
> changes in the sun. We have NO control over it. We will have to deal with it
> when it comes up. All the caution in the world will not change the laws of
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