Ned Flanders wrote:Either it's a crisis or it's not.
Right. There are only ever two options. I forgot who I was talking to.
Fine, Ned. It's not a crisis.
I've stated on this forum many times that I dislike alarmist interpretations of science. It's dumb to tell people that the human race is doomed, that civilization as we know it is about to come crashing down, or that Mother Earth is so terribly wounded she'll never heal and now she hates us. All those statements are wrong.
But the Earth is warming up. This will cause more and more varied extreme weather occurrences. This will have recognizable and demonstrable effects on wildlife. This will affect economies, resource availability, populations, and just about anything else you can think of that impacts human existence. So let's agree that while the situation is obviously not as urgent as the most hysterical portray it, it's certainly more urgent than not at all, and then, oh, I dunno... maybe start preparing for it? And given that most of the things that would help prepare us have long-term environmental and economic benefits, I'm confused why anyone would oppose them in the first place, unless they only think about themselves and right now.
Of course, I've told you all this before.
I'm just bored this morning.