Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Global Warming: Why We Should Act Even in Face of Uncertainty

  My reading of the data from the world’s climate scientists (plus watching melting polar ice, etc.) leaves me with little doubt left about global warming–and an urgency to act. Further, I think the sooner we act, the more we can minimize the economic costs of reducing carbon in the air, etc. (and even create economic opportunities) while saving the planet. I also don’t think we have too much time left to act in order to prevent major catastrophes.  But if you are not convinced, this video is for you. It gives a foolproof argument as to why we should act to prevent global warming even if we aren’t certain it exists. (100% certainty can’t be had until it’s too late, of course.)

“Conservative” means “prudent,” so I have never been able to understand why conservatives don’t want to be prudent with the environment. Why do they want to engage in risky gambles with planet?  It seems to me that the conservative thing to do would be to err on the side of caution. But this video makes that argument in a compelling, visual fashion.

Hat tip to Pastor Bob Cornwall for this video. Thanks, Bob.

August 19, 2007 - Posted by | ecology

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