Glenn Fox sent this out to the Free Market Environmentalist group on Facebook today. It’s an interchange by Lawrence Solomon and Michael Mann on global warming. It’s a fairly serious interchange. If anything, it confirms that consensus does not exist on the issue.
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Thanks to Brandon for offering a link in a comment on an earlier post on free market environmentalism. The link is to a YouTube video of Walter Block discussing the relationship between the environment and economics. Check it out:
In August, Dom Anthony Sutch, a Benedictine monk, announced that he would hear
eco-confessions of sins against the environment at the Waveney Greenpeace
festival, in a confessional booth carefully constructed from recycled materials.
This is a rant, but rants aren’t always bad. What Prelutsky says has a ring of truth to it and makes me ill thinking about holier-than-thou celebrities who don’t practice what they preach. Way to go Al and your care for the environment.
More on the supposed warming of the globe. This is an article from Times Online written by Nigel Calder, the former editor of New Science. It is entitled “An experiment that hints we are wrong on climate change.”
Friends of mine have watched the recent Al Gore documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, to which the issue of global warming is a central theme. Again, we are told that man made emissions have been released into the atmosphere causing excessive warmth. Polar bears are dying, the ice in the Arctic isn’t freezing, and we should prepare for a global flood of Noahic proportions.
This morning a good family friend of my in-laws (and myself I might add), sent an email based on her having watched Gore, et al. She expressed concern and dismay for not having realised the consequences of global warming earlier. Finally, I thought, I should post my thoughts on this issue.
What I thought I would do is provide some links to articles that I have found helpful on dispelling the hysteria over global warming. I’ll annotate them giving a summary and thoughts on each link. I’ll be interested to read what you guys think out there in the blogosphere. So, without further adieu:
Blackstock was, at the time of writing, a PhD student at Auburn University and taught environmental economics. Although this was written in 2001, it is a helpful introduction to the issue of global warming, giving a definition, an excursus into recent environmental concerns such as the “global cooling” paranoia of a previous generation, the inefficiency of computer modelling (helpful for those who watched Al Gore), the inaccuracy of collected data on global temperature, and the monetary gain for organisations such as WWF who rely on this kind of uproar about the environment. The final paragraph of this article provides helpful advice: focus on the important issues, not the periphery: “So, the question that Americans must ask is this: ‘Do environmental problems exist?’ The answer is yes, they do—but anthropogenic global warming is not one of them. Unfortunately, as long as people are distracted by the myths, their attention will not be centered on the facts.” The Global Warming Scam – Nima Sanandaji and Fred Goldberg