Re: [asa] World sets ocean temperature record

From: Rich Blinne <>
Date: Sun Aug 23 2009 - 17:51:03 EDT

On Aug 23, 2009, at 3:31 PM, Schwarzwald wrote:

> Rich,
> I won't even get into UD - I think it was a mistake for them to even
> start talking about global warming, and while I like some of their
> approaches, I'm not in love with their ID approach either. Lots of
> mixed signals.
> But as I said, the global warming question goes far beyond the
> reality of global warming. Personally, I'm more than willing to
> accept there's a worldwide trend towards warming - why not? I'm even
> willing to accept that it's AGW, and not simply a natural warming
> trend - an argument I've heard, and I wonder if people who posit
> such are also "denialists"? What about people who accept the warming
> trend, accept it's man-made (in however large or small part) but
> aren't on-board for most of the popular measures? "Denialists" too?

Nope, not denialists. The "what do we do now" question is fair game.
That AGW is true there is consensus. But how much CO2 is too much and
even more so how we fix the problem without destroying the economy
there is definitely little consensus. Trying to answer those questions
when people deny the reality of AGW makes reaching reasonable
solutions almost impossible. As an engineer I make sure I understand
the problem before trying to find a solution. If you don't know the
problem you cannot find the solution.

Rich Blinne
Member ASA

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