Climate Change Sceptics Right!
No, but let’s imagine that they are. Let’s imagine, as Copenhagen comes shuddering to what promises to be an appalling anti-climax, that the tiny minority of scientists who don’t believe in anthropogenic climate change are right. Let’s imagine that their research, almost entirely funded by the oil industry, the coal industry and the Saudis, is not criminal nonsense, but actually the case. And let’s imagine that we ignore these nay-sayers, and proceed on the basis that human-agented climate change is true. What will be the consequences of ignoring the sceptics?
Our children will live longer, we will eat better, our local economies and communities will be stronger and ‘human-sized’, our technologies will be transformed for the new century, there will be fewer cars clogging up the streets, trains will be better and faster, our air and water will be cleaner, our oil will last much longer, fairtrade will spread throughout the developing world, there will be more forests, fewer endangered species will vanish and our cities will be full of market gardens and buzzing with electric bikes.
If they are wrong, however, but we take their views into account…