When the physician is scarier than the disease
Posted by aogTuesday, 08 August 2006 at 17:51 TrackBack Ping URL

A ‘carbon free economy’ — yeah, that’ll take just a tiny bit of clever innovation. It’s doubly funny because the post also suggest ethanol as a means of moving towards such a goal. My response is C2H6O.

The scary part of potential global warming isn’t the warming, or the costs of remediation (if needed), but the likely actions by people who don’t seem to have ever understood the phrase “cost / benefit ratio”. The strawman that is thrown out is that critics of anthropogenic global warming are scared of the costs, but what it’s the actions of the putative ecologists that are what truly frighten us. The hostility of the organizations to carbon credits and nuclear power while proclaiming the evils of AGW indicates what the real agenda is, and it’s not preventing AGW. When the greens are willing to discuss actual, feasible solutions, I will listen. Until then, I will treat them for what they are, anti-human luddites.

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Michael Herdegen Wednesday, 09 August 2006 at 07:21

Fortunately, the majority of American voters don’t care about anthropogenic global warming, and so the only large negative effect that the “green” religionists have had since ‘80 is to delay the plundering of ANWR by a few decades. The mish-mash of EPA regs for gasoline formulation depending on region has been a minor negative effect, but bearable.

Annoying Old Guy Wednesday, 09 August 2006 at 07:37

I would disagree. There is also the severe impact on the nuclear power industry, plus the lack of new petroleum refineries.

Michael Herdegen Wednesday, 09 August 2006 at 12:42

Yeah, forgot about the refineries. The nuclear power industry should have been retarded, until the advent of the pebble-bed designs. Their safety record is, shall we say, undistinguished.

While few people have been killed, or even injured, by the industry’s sloppy handling of radioactive materials and waste waters, the overall attitude is one of inattention.

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