Originally Posted by Udacha
Here is an interesting "fact" When I was in High School
way back in the 70s we were being taught that we were going into an Ice Age because of burning a hole in the ozone. To get a proper analysis you need to go back 1000s of years and 10,000s and 100,000s of years. In my case in just a few decades the planet went from "going" into an Ice Age to "going" into a meltdown. I take a grain of salt
with ANY climate predictions. Either they were lying to me then or lying to me now or maybe both
The consensus used to be that the world is flat. As more and more evidence came in that showed that wasn't true, most people agreed the world is not flat. That doesn't mean that the people way back when were lying. They didn't know better.
Most scientists didn't think the dinosaurs were killed by an asteroid, until more and more evidence suggested that they were. They weren't lying. They were going with what they knew at the time.
I remember talk about a potentially looming ice age. For one thing, it looked like one was due. As they looked into it and found more information, they stopped talking about that.
Now, they're looking at the effects of deforestation, air pollution, etc and saying there is evidence these are causing problems.
Does that mean I'm going to sell my paid-for gas-powered car and buy an expensive electric
powered one? No, but I am telecommuting, so I'm driving less.
Should I go totally off-grid with my current
house? I don't plan on making drastic changes there, either, but I am planning on getting a floating house with solar panels
in the next year or so...
Should we just turn all the coal-powered plants off and fire all the workers? Of course not. But, we should (and it looks like we are) start replacing those power plants with newer ones that are better in more ways than just being cleaner.
The pot odds are better with the cautious approach, and we don't have to turn everything upside down to do that.