POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
My respect for Gore has received a bit of a battering.
I can see "cordial."
How can any discussion be substantive with a moron?
As for arguments here about the validity of global warming, science is definitive, global warming is a reality.
Any uncertainty is over human contribution to it. Most scientists accept that too, but there is some uncertainty on the extent.
Rather than gamble the planet, it does seem reasonable to take preventative steps. And the only way this can be done fairly is through international treaties like Kyoto.
And such steps come with other benefits, including more economic efficiency and whole new industries being created. Europe has already achieved some amazing new technologies.
I guess one could look at it another way, a bleak one.
Reading the headlines, and often comments here and in other places, it is hard to see humans in general as much better than a bunch of angry chimpanzees.
Perhaps the next species to gain dominance will be an improvement.
After all, even the dinosaurs lasted something on the order of two hundred times as long as Homo sapiens.