Global Warming in the Driveway… Again
This isn’t a post claiming global warming is bunk because it’s cold out, i do know the difference between climate and weather.
In case you don’t, climate is aggregate weather. That’s the simplest way to put it.
The only thing I want to do is ask a question of those that think global warming is man made or something we should try and intervene with. What would change your mind?
It’s a fair question. I’ll answer the opposite question just to be a nice guy. What would make me change my mind? Evidence. Show me evidence that the negligible increase in global temperature, gleaned from suspect measurement sites is a direct result of human activity. I just don’t see it.
As a student of history I can tell you there have been many ups and downs in human history, many of them more drastic than what we see today and all of them prior to the internal combustion engine. I’m not quite as informed on modern history but I know that during the period of WW2 global temperatures went down slightly, while CO2 output sky rocketed.
Of course there are things that point to humans having a role in these “higher” temps. Among them a net temperature increase over the time period since the industrial revolution. We also have ice core samples and other things that show a correlation between CO2 levels and global temperature. The problem is that correlation isn’t causation.
The big debate here isn’t over whether you think that it is our fault or that it isn’t our fault. It’s not about whether you think the whole thing is a hoax or not. The big debate is over what to do about it.
I say nothing, either way. Keep doing what we are doing and move to cleaner forms of energy as they become cheaper, don’t rush.
There are a lot of people who would rather we pour money into the pit that is renewable energy. RIGHT NOW, CAN’T WAIT. Shut down the power plants or takes steps that would make that energy prohibitively expensive. Stop driving. Stop raising livestock.
Cripple society on behalf of something that is far from proven. PROVEN. That doesn’t mean show correlation, that means direct observations, of which there are none.