It hasn’t been very consistent, veering from “it isn’t happening” to “CO2 is healthy!” to “Al Gore is fat!”. Right now, according to prominent blowhard Erick Erickson, the correct answer is “We’re all going to die anyway, so who cares?”.
We’re all going to die or something according to the latest hysteria from the United Nations now that government bureaucrats have sufficiently added hype and hyperbole to the IPCC report on global warming a/k/a climate change.
Folks, I do not care. Let me assure you that the world is not going to end and we are not going to cause ourselves to go extinct. This report is written by a bunch of people who believe in the evolution of humanity, but somehow think mankind is unable to adapt to changing circumstances.
The simple fact is that, if they are right and the world is warming, there is nothing we can do short of economic Armageddon to stop it. We’ve already told most of the third world they have to hide under nets or die of malaria because we do not want them using DDT. We should not now tell them they have to turn off their electricity and never improve their existence because of global warming.
That middle part is funny. We’re not supposed to do anything, because mankind will magically adapt to changing circumstances. But the whole point is that circumstances are changing, and some of us are saying we need to adapt or die, and Erickson’s whole point is that we should choose the “or die” option.
I’d tell you that stupid joke about the old man who refuses to be rescued from a flood because he’s waiting for God to save him, but I hate that joke.