poohcarrot wrote:Anyway, where's the money? (as Vimes would say)
If global warming is a hoax, who benefits from propagating the myth?
uhm... there is a lot of money involved.. whole branches of scientists do research about global warming - and finance their life with that. Many organizations argue about global warming - pro and contra - and for a lot of people it's a job already to do that discussing.. Newspapers use global warming as a way to sell their papers with pro or contra news in it.. and.. and.. and.. so many more people really make a living now from global warming (.. or at least the discussion about it).
In his book State of Fear
Michael Crichton uses some of those people as his main protagonists. The scientific value of that book is a point of discussion, as most data about global warming can be interpreted differently depending on one's base point of view.
But the part of the story about there being a whole industry living from the discussion about global warming is a fact.
So, Pooh, there's the money. And a whole lot of it. Millions of $ or EUR..
My personal view on global warming:
a) I'm not too sure I can trust people who can't even give a clear prediction about how the weather will be in three weeks time about their predictions how the weather will be in a 100 years.. not that it would be important to me personally, as I'm supposed to be quite dead in 100 years..
b) there's a new ice age due to be coming around in the next couple 1000 years.. so global warming seems a good idea if it keeps the glaciers from going down to the mediterranian again.. right?
c) Greenland once was exactly that. A habitable region where even crops would grow to feed a growing population. Then the climate changed and the ice came. Thousands died. The north american region which was first found by vikings - long before that guy from italy - and which was even north of New York - which wasn't there then, of course - was called Vinland by them. Land of the Wine. Which grew there. I'm not so sure there's any wine growing in eastern Canada/Newfoundland right now.. Climate Change, anyone?
And to finish it off, a little joke I read just recently:
Two planets meet. Says the one "I'm so sick.. I got infected with humans". Answers the other "Don't worry.. You'll get over it in a couple millennia.."