Another Investigation Exonerates the 'Climategate' Scientists

Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus7/07/2010 2:45:12 pm PDT

re: #117 albusteve

now that the problem has been mostly hashed out, how do we deal with it?…reducing CO2 is infinitely more complicated now it seems to me, but I enjoy problem solving…can’t just give up

This issue is one of the most difficult to solve, which our modern society must undertake in order to ensure future generations with quality living standards. If we fail then future generations will be saddled with burdens of agricultural failure that will be deadly.

Having said that, I do not view the AGW apart from the rest of the environmental and social issues of which we must tackle. I’ve mentioned here before about the oceans, food supplies, loss of forests, etc.

It’s all part of the same package - living on one planet together, hopefully peaceable and rewardingly.

The CO2 problem (and again that is just one of many issues we must tackle) is tightly related to energy. We simply must get off of fossil fuels. The only way to do that and live a modern life, compared to an agricultural lifestyle of 2 centuries ago, is by exploiting every possible non-CO2 producing energy source we can.

I can at most hope for only partial success. We will continue to modify our atmospheres and oceans and land covers - will will change our planet. We (and any other surviving species) will have to adapt. Those who don’t adapt will die off.

I will be dead before this century is out, so my concern is more theoretical than practical. Yet I know my parents made sacrifices for me, and their parents for them, and so on back in time.

As such, I feel at least a tiny bit of responsibility to at least make an effort to see that those who come after me likewise have a chance at a decent life.