I was reading the global warming news. Something had changed. There was no longer the string of academic papers being cited as evidence for … There was the usual rhetoric from this or that concerned person.
Then it struck me. It was just another environmental issue. This week those reporting on it will be going on about Global Warming, the next it will be how we should all be vegetarians, the next it will be nuclear … or the latest wind farm.
It’s just another topic. Something to fill in between day 2 and day 4 of the environmental week.
No doubt it will come back as the next heatwave hits, but realistically I think Gleick was the final kick in the goolies.
I’m not sure there are any real warmists left outwith the immediate climategate team. Not died in the wool, never discuss anything else, we are all doomed because this is the most important issue, blah blah, blah.
Global warming is just another environmental issue.
And, when it is relegated to its rightful place, as just another environmental issue. I wonder whether I shouldn’t also say that as just another environmental issue, I do wonder what we ought to be doing about the 1C warming we expect.
For a start, what would 1C warming do? We’ve not seen any tangible effects. But we’d expect something sometime. What are we most likely to see? Do we just live with it or do we have to do anything?
Obviously I’m not suggesting asking any of the scamsters, nor am I for a minute suggesting that government are already spending far too much on this.
… but there will come a point when I will have to confront the question: “Is it just another environmental concern”? Is it just something we can dismiss completely?
Obviously, it was not right to waste the trillions that was being syphoned off to the scamsters, obviously we’ve got a long way before public policy matches the current low priority being given it even by environmentalists. But neither is it right to do absolutely nothing. There are things like energy saving that would always seem a good idea. Perhaps there is even a case for some wind?