Global Warming - Is the Cure Worse than the Disease?
Aug 21, 2013
Global warming is heating up and I'm not talking about temperatures. A new report putting a 95% probability of humans causing global warming will spark more calls for action. Those potential actions and over reactions worry me a lot more than global warming itself. There's no doubt global changing is taking place and a growing world population probably has something to do with it. How much and what if anything should be done about it are the big questions. I'm afraid the answers policy makers come up with will do more harm than good. Politicians, with the backing of environmental groups, often push for unrealistic changes that other countries aren't willing to do, lessening their impact. Making things worse, some of those same policy makers and groups stand to profit from the changes. Protecting the environment is important but so to is how you go about it. Those wanting changes claim any weather event, good or bad, is because of global warming. Others say global cooling is a bigger threat than global warming. The government's track track record on fixing problems isn't exactly stellar. Hopefully this won't be a case of the cure being worse than the illness.