Roy Spencer writes:
I don’t usually respond to public policy commentaries written by scientists. Everyone is entitled to their opinions…even scientists.
But Andy Dessler and Jerry North, both Texas A&M professors and climate researchers, felt the need to lecture the rest of us about the certainty of manmade global warming, and that if we just trust the government, a solution will be found.
Yeah, they pushed my button.
Sure, the Clean Air Act did a lot of good (to an extent), and with the Montreal Protocol we found new refrigerants to replace traditional chlorofluorocarbons, as Dessler and North correctly point out.
But this is like saying, because we found a cure for smallpox, we can certainly find a cure for aging.
In fact, just outlaw aging. There, problem solved.
Or, if we try hard enough, we really can put a teletransportation device in every home, and harness the limitless energy potential of antigravity.
Sorry, but not all medical or engineering problems are created equal. Have Dessler and North not been paying attention to what is happening in Europe, especially the UK? “Renewable” energy has proved so expensive and unreliable that they are facing another winter with the threat of even more people dying due to prohibitively expensive energy.