Thursday, December 03, 2009

Some common sense in the climate change debate

The best article I have read on the subject of climate change is here, courtesy of Eugene Robinson, Washington Post columnist. Robinson is no climate change denier, but is very pessimistic about the possibility of carbon emission cuts. Like Robinson, I accept that humans influence the climate, but I also do not think mulitnational treaties will make any significant difference on the world's temperature.

Robinson makes an invaluable point here: "The bottom line is that since the Kyoto agreement 12 years ago, worldwide carbon emissions have increased by nearly 30 percent." My conclusion on the subject is that the climate is like the weather, everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it.

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