climate systems

Is global warming worth it?

The warmists would have us all believe that the planet is doomed and it all because of us.

They say we must tax ourselves and the green taliban want us to abandon our advances as a society to live the way they want to tell us.

But is global warming worth keeping for all the advances that have been made?

You bet it is.

[L]et?s concede for the purposes of this piece that climate change threatens society in serious ways right now. If you want to argue that Americans should alter the way they live and sacrifice some of their prosperity for security, you might be wrong, but please feel free to convince them. If you?re arguing that prosperity itself is corrupt and man?s greatest economic achievements were a historical mistake, then your obsession with ?sustainability? has warped your sense of morality.

Now, my conception (read: European)?of progress and a better standard of living would place many advances above composting, organic farming, or even urban chicken coops.

  • Higher incomes that allow people to make livings that afford them more than merely survival or avoiding starvation.
  • A low poverty rate.
  • High quality and diversity of employment opportunities. Rather than the choice of being a farmer or being a blacksmith, the average citizen should have an ?array of careers to choose from, and the ability to be industrious and take risks for profit.
  • The availability of housing. On an average night in the United States, a country with a population of somewhere around 350 million, fewer than one million people are homeless.
  • Consistent GDP growth.
  • Access to quality health care.
  • The availability of quality education. (I suppose we could quibble over the word ?quality,? but certainly there is widespread free education availability.)
  • High life expectancy. Worldwide life expectancy has more than doubled from 1750 to 2007.
  • Low frequency of deadly disease.
  • Affordable goods and services.
  • Infrastructure that bolsters economic growth.
  • Political stability.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Freedom from slavery, torture and discrimination.
  • Freedom of movement, religion and thought.
  • The presumption of innocence under the law.
  • Equality under the law regardless of gender or race.
  • The right to have a family ? as large as one can support. Maybe even larger.
  • The right to enjoy the fruits of labor without government ? or anyone else ? stealing it. ? Read more »

Inmates take over the asylum

Not content with?demanding the use of biofuels, with the results that:

  • ?Rainforests have been levelled
  • ?Subsidence farmers driven from their land
  • ?and the world’s poor starve

Green scientists are now proposing to release aerosols all over the globe to “cure” the imaginary disease of global warming.

Solar radiation management is a type of geoengineering that would manipulate the climate in order to reduce the impact of global warming caused by greenhouse gasses. Ideas include increasing the amount of aerosols in the stratosphere, which could scatter incoming solar light away from Earth?s surface, or creating low-altitude marine clouds to reflect these same rays.

Research models have indicated that the climatic effect of this type of geoengineering will vary by region, because the climate systems respond differently to the reflecting substances than they do to the atmospheric carbon dioxide that traps warmth in Earth?s atmosphere. New work from a team including Carnegie?s Ken Caldeira uses a climate model to look at maximizing the effectiveness of solar radiation management techniques. Their work is published October 21st by?Nature Climate Change.

Attempting to counteract the warming effect of greenhouse gases with a uniform layer of aerosols in the stratosphere, would cool the tropics much more than it affects polar areas. Greenhouse gases tend to suppress precipitation and an offsetting reduction in amount of sunlight absorbed by Earth would not restore this precipitation. Both greenhouse gases and aerosols affect the distribution of heat and rain on this planet, but they change temperature and precipitation in different ways in different places. Varying the amount of sunlight deflected away from the Earth both regionally and seasonally could combat some of this problem.

The Green movement?is the true threat to the Earth and our environment.

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