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BigNoboDaddy's Avatar Jump to comment 36 by BigNoboDaddy

He is right predicting the future is not an exact science. At best we speculate and provide some evidence to support our claims. However in this matter there are two possible outcomes: Global warming will be a damp squid or it will be catastrophic. We accept that CO2 is a green house gas and the amount of CO2 has increased dramatically through human activity. Given that we can never be 100% sure how the future will pan out because of the complexity of the system we are trying to model and the limits of the tools at our disposal. In such a scenario the prophecy of doom must take precedence over the prophecy of bliss. Should we do nothing we may reach a tipping point where we are no longer able to reverse the effects of the green house gas on climate change. We therefore have a moral duty to the future of existing life forms on earth to act in a way that will not put any of them at risk.

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:32:05 UTC | #888752