Climate Peace is a Mere Millennium Away!

Tue, 2009-01-27 12:47Ross Gelbspan
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Climate Peace is a Mere Millennium Away!

Many people who worry about global warming hope that once emissions of heat-trapping gases decline, the problems they cause will quickly begin to abate. Now researchers are saying that such hope is ill-founded, at least with regard to carbon dioxide.

Because of the way carbon dioxide persists in the atmosphere and in the oceans, and the way the atmosphere and the oceans interact, patterns that are established at peak levels will produce problems like “inexorable sea level rise” and Dust-Bowl-like droughts for at least a thousand years, the researchers are reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


 

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okay 1000 years - if nothing is done about it and if it’s a problem. But if it’s a problem, then human ingenuity will start dealing with it very quickly, wouldn’t you think? biochar or some such thing.

1000 years is a long time to sit around doing nothing.

In other words, even if it’s a grave, urgent problem, we should just leave it to the Free Market Fairy and her ponies, and all will be fine.

It worked for the financial market… it sure as heck will work for climate change!

(After all, if leaving everything to the Free Market Fairy produces disastrous results, we can always Blame Liberals.)

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