Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ultimate Hubris and Possibly Beneficial Warming

Your not so humble blogger has long believed that the idea that human beings can determine the most beneficial temperature of the globe or the best climate for it and any of its regions is high on the list of the greatest possible conceits of our species. That idea assumes we possess a capacity for godlike wisdom even without getting into the mind boggling hubris of the belief that we can design and significantly impact any of these things.

Now there is an authoritative report that indicates that if the earth is in fact warming -- irrespective of whether human activities contribute to it -- that phenomena may be holding off the onset of another in the world's recurring ice ages and the devastating famine that inevitably would accompany it. One can read about the report here

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