This post is inspired firstly by Michael Crichton, who opened my eyes with quotationed facts in his novel State of Fear; and by Bjørn Lomborg, a controversial scientist (but then, aren’t all who don’t agree with the scientific majority controversial, ala evolution non-supporters?).
In Lomborg’s article Global Warming – are we doing the right thing?, he states plenty of arguments against focusing on global warming as the major threat towards the world and humanity.
Basically he argues: ‘global warming is not anywhere near the most important problem in the world’. But do at least scan through the article via the link.
For the cost of at least 1.5 trillion USD over 100 years, full implementation of the Kyoto Protocol will slow global warming by a measly 6 years!
Wouldn’t this money be better spent on humanitarian projects like providing clean water and sanitation to undeveloped countries, thus saving lives and health right now?
It’s my opinion that the world’s attention is being hijacked by global warming doomsayers. Why they are doing so is beyond me – perhaps they really and truly believe that global warming is more critical and more urgent than any other of the immediate problems such as starvation, disease, lack of education, inadequate healthcare and poverty.
If it turns out in a few years that all this global warming hysteria is unfounded (as the Global cooling scare turned out to be), then I hold global warming noisemakers personally and directly responsible for wasting the world’s time, money, effort and human lives on a meaningless charade while millions die from truly preventable causes.
Global warming by a few degrees in 100 years’ time… While hundreds of thousands of people are dying this very day. Which cause would you choose to support?
PS. Read also my previous posts on this subject: Ann Coulter Junks Global Warming Too and Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming – 5 Reasons Why I’m Not Alarmed
PPS. I first found Lomborg’s article linked to by rizal. Just to give creds.