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Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

A little off topic – but it’s Blog Action day and this year’s topic is Climate Change.

I’m going to point to Tim O’Reilly’s post on the subject because his happened to be the blog that reminded me it was blog action day and he’s a smart guy who’s opinion I respect.

Back in January, I wrote a blog post summarizing my position on climate change. Entitled Pascal’s Wager and Climate Change, the post makes the argument that even if you’re a skeptic about climate change or humanity’s role in causing it, the risks of ignoring the issue are great, and the benefits from addressing it are significant even if scientists are completely wrong about the causes

I don’t have a lot to add. Beyond voicing my agreement. My reading of the evidence is that human caused global climate change is real and serious. I think it is one of the biggest problems facing us as people. Right now we’re nowhere near getting our response right. It needs a huge, concerted effort to address the underlying problems of energy usage and sources. I’m behind those changes, and I hope our governments get behind them too before it is really to late.

Written by Patrick Dinnen

October 15th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

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