Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What causes global warming?

"[T]he mechanism of global warming is well established," writes Vin Suprynowicz. "It’s primarily solar, and has nothing to do with the tiny amount of 'greenhouse gas' mankind produces. Or were there too many cars and coal-fired generating plants 10,000 years ago, when the last Ice Age spontaneously melted away? (See the nice charts here.)"

Further on he argues:

"Energy use per capita is a pretty good measure of how far you’re advancing from the stone age, when life expectancy was under 40. There is no energy shortage. God’s and Nature’s challenge to man is to promote life – not to flagellate ourselves over the sin of being alive – to use all the stuff provided to better our lives and those of the generations to come."

"If the Greens choose to use less energy, God bless them. Let them go squat around some jungle fire in a loincloth, eating half-cooked monkey meat. But somehow, this prospect does not appear to please them. Somehow, they will be happy only if they can impose energy-deficient poverty on ME."

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