Carnildo wrote:Norway's an uncertain case (as is the rest of Northern Europe). Depending on what happens to the North Atlantic thermohaline circulation, global warming could result in anything from a substantial temperature increase to a substantial decrease.
And the equally probable - nothing at all. Which is the main reason I am a bit queasy towards the whole CO2 reduction plan. We don't know what will happen, what will happen if we prevent it or how we are sensibly going to prevent it. That is not a good investment strategy when you are discussing a serious portion of the worlds current output of value. Besides, isnt the best strategy for global warming to take steps to cool it down? Which we can - just release sulphur dioxide aerosol into the stratosphere.
But, fortunately, me and the greens have this in common; as a world community we need to increase the efficiency of our resource utilization. So - yay to recycling and sustainable power and no to rampant consumerism.
Tass wrote:Kind of an asocial attitude. He might be right that Norway would benefit, but it would screw much of the rest of the world.
Well, in this world everyone screws everyone for profit anyway. The whole continent of Africa is a monument to this. Jeez. It wouldn't be particularly asocial - seeing as the commonly accepted standard social behaviour is exploitation...
But I do see part of your point, the cynicism is just a part of my personality.