Tuesday, February 06, 2007

PROPOSAL

Joe Hueglin wrote:

PROPOSAL
        
Here are two points of view regarding climate change:

The United Nations document "Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis" http://www.ipcc.ch/SPM2feb07.pdf .
        
Climatologist Tim Ball's in
a Q & A session : http://www.fcpp.org/main/publication_detail.php?PubID=1669
and
in a video of a speech made January 26th http://www.fcpp.org/main/media_file_wm.php?StreamID=536 .
        
Each of us must arrive at our own best guess as to which is correct - or perhaps better to say the more correct. 

I say guess because pretty well all of us haven't the capability of understanding all the data being tossed about.

Rather than continuing debate consider this proposal. 

Let us assume that we are a committee of Link Byfield "people's parliament" of a "national online citizens assembly" tasked with exploring:

THE RANGE OF ACTIONS THAT CAN BE TAKEN TO REDUCE EMISSIONS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE
and
THE PROBABLE IMPACT OF EACH ON OUR WAY OF LIFE.

It's developing a two dimensional framework - the X axis, the options of action open to reduce emissions, the Y axis, the probable effects on our way of life.

Is such an undertaking worth a go?

Let me know - and if you have thoughts as to what can be done.  Let's have them.

        Joe

(This is written on Aase's computer in order to get it to you for your consideration.  My mouse is hibernating for some reason - it won't move, so there may be no Digest for a couple of days.)