Saturday, February 23, 2008

Global Warming: Not So Fast

It is always interesting when mainstream science is published that runs counter to the prevailing axiomatic construct.

In this instance, it
is a climate study that predicts climate sensitivity is much lower than advocates of global warming contend. The study concludes that even if atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide do double, it will likely only result in an increased global temperature of 1.5 to 2.0ÂșC by the end of the century.

In other words, predicted changes in climate are well within scope of simple adaptive strategies and the angst over how to reduce carbon emissions without destroying global economic prosperity is a non-issue. We simply do not have to fear massive climate change this century and rather than decimate the present carbon-centric economy in the name of the environment, we can proceed to replace our carbon dependency with a new era of fuels in an economically sustainable fashion, as and when that technology becomes available and as market conditions allow.

Interesting to see how the climate magisterium handles this latest science.