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James R Ament

I've always wondered what the global warming scare mongers consider the optimum average temperature of the earth to be... do they think that somehow mankind is capable of "doing something" to keep it that way?

The Amish, a self-reliant people indeed, picked a point in time (the 1860's?) and said , "we go no further; this is how we'll live." I've wondered why didn't they didn't pick 1600, or the 6th cenury as the most moral time? It's like that with the global warming pushers. When do they think it was perfect and do they really expect that the climate can or will remain static because of what we do? Sheesh!

Peg

James - thanks. Kinda how I see it, too.

Our impact on the climate of the world seems to pale in contrast to Mother Nature.

Greg

I am wondering what is your take on the report that global warming is a bigger threat to the United States and the world than terrorism? The report went on to state that climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters..

Peg

Greg, first a question. What do they mean by "a bigger threat"? More deaths? More cost? Personally, if they are talking about only a 20 year span, I would challenge them. I do think that some massive terror attacks (like the one that was recently planned for multiple jets from Britain) would cost both more lives and dollars than what the weather will do in the next 20 years.

But; I could be wrong. Difficult to quantify.

Still, whether I am right or wrong, that is not the primary question. THE question is: how much of global warming is (if any significant portion) man made?

If the answer is: not that much, then we should take an enormously different tack than if we are largely contributing.

If there is little that we can do to staunch global warming (and history tends to tell us that this is the case) - then perhaps we should focus our energies and resources on dealing WITH global warming.

Few seem to be doing that.

Greg

I am not quite sure as to what is meant by the bigger threat. This information didn't come from some liberal left wing group, this came froma report that I a friend sent me that was produced by the Department of Defense ordered by the Pentagon in 2003. I haven't read the report in whole, but it can be found here http://www.grist.org/pdf/AbruptClimateChange2003.pdf

Greg

Sorry the last post was done while playing with my new kitten. What I meant to type is below:

I am not quite sure as to what is meant by the bigger threat. This information didn't come from some liberal left wing group, this came from a report that a friend sent me that was produced by the Department of Defense ordered by the Pentagon in 2003. I haven't read the report in whole, but it can be found here

http://www.grist.org/pdf/AbruptClimateChange2003.pdf

Peg

Oooh - a new kitty? Love cute little kitties!

But - better keep him away from Mr. Mollo! :)

James R Ament

Peg,

You said: "... perhaps we should focus our energies and resources on dealing WITH global warming."

Yes! We had better learn to adapt. Humanity has actually been pretty good at such things... living in diverse and harsh environments over our time on earth.

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