ScottO writes in regarding this recent post:
Most Estimable GorTechie,While reading your post “Convenient Settled Science”, when I got to your question of how the action advocates know the earth isn’t coming out of the last ice age, I thought of a couple more questions, to wit: How do they know the earth isn’t entering a new ice age, and should be trending cooler? More generally, what makes them think the earth’s climate should remain constant just because they’re alive to notice, when it never has been in the past?Hubris is right. As Rush Limbaugh used to say, it’s exceedingly arrogant to believe that we puny humans could change the earth’s climate in any significant way.As for the IPCC et al., Matthias Shapiro, who tweets as @politicalmath, posted something at the end of September that I found interesting and entertaining. He posed a situation and asked what we could determine from the facts; he then said the answer “I don’t know” should come from two groups of people–those who are completely ignorant of the IPCC’s report and the science behnd it, and those who know it very well.Finally, in your suggestion that “we” should curb some emissions, I presume that “we” refers to all humans, including those in nations that already employ central planning, and in this planning do not include environmental concerns.Kindest regards,ScottO (@gscottoliver)
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