Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The climate protection racket


ScienceDaily moans about research indicating our unwillingness to pay for climate change mitigation fantasies. No doubt that's why we aren't offered the choice.

People Don't Put a High Value On Climate Protection

Would you rather have €40 (about $55 US) or save the climate? When the question is put in such stark terms, the common sense answer is obviously: "stop climate change!" After all, we are well-informed individuals who act for the common good and, more particularly, for the good of future generations. Or at least that's how we like to think of ourselves.

Unfortunately, the reality is rather different.

Of course the involuntary cost is much higher whatever people are prepared to pay and even if we don't count ditching five centuries of scientific progress along with rational energy policies.  


DiploMad said...

I calculate that at the current rate of global warming, we will all freeze to death by 2018.

A K Haart said...

DiploMad - yes, maybe it's time to move south if only to save on the heating bills.

Demetrius said...

We might be willing if we could really trust the government or the people piling in with the pricey projects for this and that. But there is a problem here......

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - there certainly is a problem. We don't trust them and they appear to have no idea how to turn that around - or interest in doing so.