Dan, I disagree totally (now theres a surprise !
) with your statements there about the Earth being warmer before during the last 3000 years, you're talking maybe peak temperature, or out of your junk-science buddies site, because pretty much EVERY scientific and serious report says that the last few years on this Planet have been the HOTTEST, ever, since the Holocene period, er, 12,000 years ago. Global temperatures have NOT decreased over the last 20 years, and 2005 was the hottest year in RECORDED history. Fact.
I think its a load of bull as well to insinuate or spin the "Global warming specialists insist the matter is settled and needs no further research..."
What is meant
is that dragging our feet when 90% or more of ALL SERIOUS, PROFESSIONAL, grant aided or not scientists and climatologists agree, I'll say that again, AGREE that Global Warming is a quantifiable phenomenon, right here, right now, and that URGENT action is needed to REDUCE THE VISIBLE AND IMMEDIATE ACTIVITIES that contribute to the effect. The oil companies, other big polluters, and even entire countries, afraid they might lose out on having SUV's for all the kids and a plasma screen in every room, are trying to stall or drag out the process, because they are the current, modern equivalent of the dinosaur, and are unwilling to adapt, or even look
into reasoning that may give them hope that their enormous profits or "lifestyle" won't be lost if they think a bit further than the naysayers and "Economic Doom" propagandists who scuttle around their feet. (Hey, THEY are well payed though, do a comparison of grants for research, and "grants" (baksheesh
) to do NO research, but to say
"Hey, everythings peachy, Al Gore's a fool, the Oil Companys CARE about you, the earth is cooling, more beaches and warmer water will be GREAT, squalk squalk...")
We probably won't see any
benefit from attempting to reverse OUR actions that have augmented un-naturally
what is a normal heating and warming of the planet, and the solar system, leading up to the Sun becoming a red giant, then Planetary Nebula, white dwarf and finally a smoking husk of a black dwarf, in billions of years. But our kids will, and their childrens children, and hopefully so-on. (Unless stupidity REALLY is hereditary...then we shouldn't hold out much hope that anyone
will survive the next few wars...)