Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Global Warming

How reassuring to know that my state is hopping on the issue of the day and spending our money on a state commission examining global warming. If the article by N&O writer Wade Rawlins today is any indication, we are in for an expensive and misleading journey.

Rawlins starts by overstating the case for the connection between global warming and human activity. He finds scientists and environmentalists who believe in the link, but fails to produce one of the multiple experts who believe we are in a warming stage and human activity may be a minor rather than a major cause.

Rawlins also completely ignores the more important question of what exactly we might have to do to reduce greenhouse gases and what impact those actions would have on the economy.