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April 16, 2012


It's planet X fault :D

Mitigation of human-caused climate change involves the reduction of the release of carbon into the atmosphere. Apparently, that is not going to happen until all governments can agree upon an equitable distribution of the hardships involved in achieving this reduction. And we all know nothing is going to happen unless some conditions of deprivation are forced upon populations by way of law. And those who will feel the effects of such mitigation are those of us who enjoy the privileged lifestyle of freedom of mobility.

Outlawing gas-guzzling SUV's and incandescent light bulbs will not even make a dent in total carbon release. Energy rationing will destroy the economy, because the "economy" consists of using up energy.

It seems the the USA's current method of mitigation is to keep all third-world countries on the defensive so that their energies are used up in self-defense projects rather than infrastructure improvements that would mobilize their populations. Asian Indians and Chinese are far better off behind a water buffalo-powered cart than behind the wheel of a fossil-fueled vehicle.

We can semi-confidently predict the likely progression of events connected with global warming. The arguments now center around whether there is enough time to develop renewable energy sources before much of the globe becomes uninhabitable for those without enormous amounts of money.

Pro-active climate change proponents say that it's time to start suffering now. On the starship Enterprise, Lieutenant Worf often perplexed his shipmates when he uttered the Klingon expression: It is a good day to die.

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