Friday, August 06, 2004

Climate change and global warming

Philip Stott argues that the two are confused:

1. Climate change is perpetual. 'Global warming' assumes that we are now departing from some previous norm.
2. Humans do influence climate.
3. But humans cannot control climate by fiddling with one variable amongst many variables in a super-complex and chaotic system.

It's not even the major problem facing humanity. Let's get universal access to clean water and energy, first, then fret about a few degrees of temperature change.

EnviroSpin Watch


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