Anyone ever think that the idea of "fighting climate change" is ridiculous?Submitted by Shamus_McMises on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 23:54
The more that I think about it, the more the entire premise seems ridiculous. I'm no scientist so I guess I can't try and convey my point of view by pointing out the fact that new studies suggest that the average earth surface temperature was substantially higher a few thousand years ago, or that none of the horrifying predictions made over the last few decades have come anywhere near true, or even that the temperature doesn't seem to be going up. But at least people could start to recognize the economic damage being done by this obsession over CO2 and come to terms with the idea that maybe our politicians are only so crazy about climate change because it is the perfect way to funnel money to their friends.
The real reason that fighting climate change sounds so ridiculous to me is because it seems to suggest that climate stagnation is the desired goal. So today when some guy told me that I need to be concerned about fighting climate change I told him that what we really need to fight is continental drift. Some day Russia might run into Alaska if we don't do something about it.