Saturday, March 22, 2008

What will future generations think?

“...future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century’s developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age.” ~ Dr. Richard Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What will future generations think? Will they look back on us and think "Why did they over react when their evidence was not very conclusive?" I think we often times bite too fast without stopping and considering the agenda of our sources.

There is definitely something to be said for responsibly stewarding the earth God has blessed us with, but to err to a degree of mass hysteria is not responsible. Yes, we should take care of this planet while we subdue it. However, just because someone claims to be working for the sake of the earth does not mean they do not have other motives. Remember that the global warming lobbyists are exactly that, lobbyists, i.e. people who make their living by making a big deal about something. At times their causes are worthy and many probably do have good intentions. However, we must remember that when the lobbyists have nothing to lobby for they are out of a job. Sure oil companies are going to protect their interests, but lobbyists are too and if they can cause a panic they create job security for themselves.

Do your own research, do not just listen to what the media has to say. Read the scientists, not the media, which at times reports unconfirmed research.

By His Grace,
Taylor