Re: Kyoto, Driving our car

Damien Broderick (
Tue, 09 Dec 1997 14:17:06 +0000

At 04:13 PM 12/8/97 -0800, a global warming skeptic wrote:

>The evidence for an ice age is as good as the evidence for global

> the usage of fossil fuels might be why we AREN'T
>having problems.

I see this doublet quite often, and my face has developed a rueful tic of
recognition. `There's no good evidence for global warming, and besides,
you fool, it's the only thing holding back the glaciers.'

>while there have been fluctuation in shorelines all over the place

Yes. And until recently they were not anthropogenic. On the other hand,
cities full of vulnerable human beings, and their agricultural and pastoral
and industrial life-support systems, were not jammed on those littorals.

Damien Broderick