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Jim Morris's Thought of the Week (or month, or year, ...)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

It doesn't matter if climate change is our fault.

There are many issues about climate change, but arguing about whether we caused it or not is not worth our attention. The important questions are about what to do about it going forward.

"Breakthrough", a new book by Nordhaus and Schellenberger is a bracing lecture about getting beyond guilt.

A good test of one's feelings about this is how your react to putting a mirror between the Earth and Sun to reduce global warming. If you reject it out of hand in favor of driving a Prius, you one one who regards conservation as "civic virtue", as Dick Cheney calls it.

posted by Jim Morris @ 6:53 PM 


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