You know I think the problem with the whole Global Warming thing is that people don’t like ultimatums. Personally I feel that, by and large, the majority of people are happy to see new technologies replace oil and coal, but they don’t want to be forced, coerced or frightened into making the switch.
Ultimately newer technologies are going to replace older ones, this happens with pretty much any technology and we don’t need a gun to our heads in order to make it happen. If anything the whole Global Warming argument might actually be turning more people against alternative energies simply because they don’t like to feel as though the technology is being pushed on them.
I think that switching to newer energy generation technologies is going to happen one way or another, but I don’t like the idea of placing too much faith in the world’s scientists. I think science is wonderful and am quite thankful for the hard work our scientists are doing, but scientists have, many times, believed through and through themselves to be correct only to end up proving themselves wrong later down the road.
I’m happy to listen to the advice that scientists give and put weight on it in my decision making process, but simply accepting their arguments as gospel is not in my nature. Sometimes all the evidence in the world can point to something and yet still be incorrect. Until the day comes in which we have learned literally all there is to learn I will continue to say, well we could be wrong.
I like to subscribe to the theory “the only constant is change.” History shows that the Earth has gone through many changes in it’s life, who’s to say that Global Warming isn’t just one of those changes, even if it’s man-made. Originally the Earth’s atmosphere had very little oxygen content, it was the development of plant life that changed all of that. Life is merely a part of any and all natural cycles, knowingly or unknowingly.