Friday, April 06, 2007

More on Climate Change

For quite some time, it has been the consensus of the scientific community that humans are causing climate change. A report from Brussels has specified drastic problems climate change would cause. Among them are flooding near costal/arctic regions, more droughts in Africa, and excess precipitation in the places where it isn’t necessary. Hurricane Ally will be worse and some of the effects are already occurring, according to this report.

I think we should be precautious, especially when evidence cumulates which shows how drastic and irreversible climate change will be. Stricter regulations and incentives for “green technology”, along with other practicable proposals, have been out for some time. Yet, only recently it seems politicians are willing to consider them, and even now it’s painstakingly slow. It’ll take voter action before the politicians take a stand, something which may be too little too late.

I should note, some think the market can solve such problems. This view is flawed as the consequences won’t be visible until long after the decisions have been made. By then, it’ll be too late to reverse the damage. It’ll take intervention before hand to save us the cost of dealing with climate change.

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