Monday, February 25, 2008

Changing The Terms Of The Debate

I posted several times earlier today on a blog over at the Nation on how climate change skepticism is idealogical in nature and have decided to declare a truce on the battle of global warming science. Personally, I think the views of the global warming absolutists tend to be idealogical in nature, but name-calling by non-scientists in the debate over climate science is unlikely to get anywhere. So at least as far as public discourse goes, I'll bow to the "scientific consensus" that man-made global warming is occurring. The burden will fall on the "act now" crowd to prove that the action they propose will actually be effective and efficient. And the burden will fall on the "act now" crowd to come up with solutions that aren't just based in ideology.


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