Tuesday, September 21, 2010

George Will: Over geological time spans. The Earth is all right (but maybe the people aren't)

Conservative (and baseball-loving) George Will has a perspective on climate change, “The Earth Doesn’t Care, about what is done to it or for it,” in Newsweek, link here.

Geologic time is so great compared to man’s activity that eventually the oceans would dissolve all the carbon man had emitted. But in the timeframes that matter to man, climate change and the “inconvenient truth” really can matter to people’s lives, most of all in low-lying and storm or drought prone areas of the planet. In geopolitical terms, it really could matter.

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