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Thread #133901 Message #3043451
Posted By: Steve Shaw
30-Nov-10 - 07:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Met Office Proves Manmade Global Warming
Subject: RE: BS: Met Office Proves Manmade Global Warming
As far as I'm concerned, man-made global warming is a fact. The evidence is overwhelming. Unprecedented rapid rate of warming correlates with unprecedented rapid increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane. That doesn't add up to truth but it does add up to a position in which deniers lack all credibility.
But suppose for a minute that there was considerable scope for doubt (which I don't accept, but let's suppose). What would our moral obligation be? To do nothing until it was "proven?" I don't think so. We would have to act anyway, just as determinedly as if we were certain. Not to act would be justified only in the event of comprehensive evidence that our activities were having no effect. Not only is there no comprehensive evidence to that effect, there is no evidence.