A friend recently sent me an email that linked to a WSJ article on how the number of global warming deniers are growing. The gist of the article is that more and more 'expert' are saying that man-made global warming does not exist.I guess he missed the fact that this piece is actually an opinion piece and not an actual journalistic article. If you really want to entertain yourself, go on to read the comments section following the piece. You will see how divided this issue is.
Sure, there is a lot of data on both sides of the table regarding climate change and global warming. IMHO, they both exist and we are exacerbating something that is happening naturally right now. I leave the real debate as to what is causing it to smarter people than I (and all the 'experts' on that comments page).
My questions are these: What harm does it do to design buildings that are energy efficient and minimize carbon output? What harm does it do to drive a car that is a hybrid and reduces tailpipe emissions? What harm does it to do wean ourselves off oil, especially oil from despotic nations? What harm is there in being carbon neutral?
In the book Cradle to Cradle, Will McDonough and Micheal Braungart make the point that most folks think that doing 'less bad' is fine. But bad is still bad right? Lets try to actually do good! What harm can come of that?