Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The comfort of AGW denial

Charlie on the Daily Mail AGW debate believes that the world of AGW activists is nicer than the world the AGW deniers.


Whatever else you may be right about, you could not be more wrong about this.
Yesterday, trawling through the skeptic websites, I caught myself thinking "What if these guys were right?"

A lovely wave of relaxation swept over me.

Maybe we do not face a global heating crisis . Maybe we can continue with business as usual. Maybe there is an unlimited supply of oil and gas in the ground, being specially created by God out of nothing, as a special gift to his children, so that they can drive 4x4s.
Maybe God will alter the laws of physics for us, so that greenhouse gases lose their heat retention properties.

It was a lovely moment. A moment when difficult physical, economic and political realities fell away.

Then I woke up.

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