or, more generally, Climate Change
area of Environmentalism concern
- see esp Copenhagen Consensus
my rough beliefs (Jun'2006)
Global Warming is almost certainly happening
there's even less certainty as to how catastrophic the effects will be
there's even less certainty as to whether any realistic changes in human action could reverse/stop the effect
some Public Policy that might make sense
Jan'2015: Matt Ridley on his "ClimateLukewarmer" beliefs, and the attacks they garner. I think recent global warming is real, mostly man-made and will continue but I no longer think it is likely to be dangerous and I think its slow and erratic progress so far is what we should expect in the future. That last year was the warmest yet, in some data sets, but only by a smidgen more than 2005, is precisely in line with such lukewarm thinking.
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