Today is day 6 of 15 of COP15, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. It appears that “Climategate” has not changed the fact that — according to media reports in any case — every person, on every side of the controversy over what to do about CO2 emissions — is totally entranced by the three AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) illusions:
#1. Excess CO2 in the atmosphere is due to human activities
#2. Global climate is warming abnormally, and
#3. #1 is the cause of #2.
Each of these three hypotheses is controversial, yet they are assumed as the framework of the discussions ongoing in Copenhagen. The truth is, the paleoclimate data is contested, the present state of our climate is contested, and the future is not ours to see. But one thing is certain, global climate will warm, or cool, or perhaps stay as it is. And in any case, the social and economic implications are catastrophic, and we should be preparing for all possibilities. Hopefully, the COP discussions will lead in this direction, but a major paradigm shift will be required.
WHATEVER WILL BE WILL BE