Re: Global Warming

Posted by
DA Morgan on May 05, 2002 at 23:22

Re: Global Warming (Mike Kremer)

Global warming is not a good thing. It is not a bad thing. It is just a thing.

What I mean by this is that it will benefit some, hurt some, and be neutral to some.

What matters is where you are and your current climate. For example:

1. If you are in a semi-arid area or area too cool to grow crops things may get better.
2. If you live in a low-lying flood plain like the country of Bangladesh or the Mississippi River valley you may find your real-estate holdings and crops under water or inundated by salt water that kills everything.
3. If you are in a hot sweltering climate things may become unbearably hot and humid or, due to the fact that global warming does not affect the entire globe the same way, nothing may happen or you get some relief. But if you don't your crops may die and your air conditioning bills (if you are in an area like Florida) may skyrocket.
4. If you are in a permafrost area where you are dependent on the frost not melting and turning everything into a muddy morass you might lose everything.
5. If you are in an area visited by hurricanes your entire world may blow away (or maybe not). More heat means more potential energy to fuel large storms.

Like I said ... it all depends.

My statement has been and will remain that the globe is warming. That we do not know precisely why. And that caution is called for until we better understand the implications. And I have no patience for self-centered, greedy, Americans whose attitude is "I have mine and the hell with you."

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