Science or something else
Global warming threat proves puzzling
By Tony Staley
We could learn a lesson from primitive societies on how to deal
with the threat of global warming by the way they responded to the
threat of volcanoes, which could destroy their homes and villages.
To protect themselves, they made peace offerings, that could
include human sacrifice, to the gods.
Today, we know there are scientific, geophysical reasons for
volcanoes, which no amount of bargaining with the gods can
Enter global warming. While it seems genuine - a record-setting
heat wave in Europe and warmer than usual winters in Wisconsin are
but two proofs - it's impossible to say if it is a long-term
reality and if it's caused or affected by human behavior.
Either way, the costs could be high: Do nothing and risk
ruination of parts of the planet and our way of life. Take
aggressive action and it may be both costly and ineffective.
As it stands, no one can say absolutely which side is advocating
the equivalent of human sacrifice to appease the gods. We can only
pray for guidance and that whoever triumphs is right.