Saturday, January 15, 2011

Warming Worries

Bird Dog over at Maggie's passes on this important announcement. Not from The Onion. Really, it's not.
Even if humans stop producing excess carbon dioxide in 2100, the lingering effects of global warming could span the next millennia. The results? By the year 3000, global warming would be more than a hot topic - the West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse, and global sea levels would rise by about 13 feet (4 meters), according to a new study.
We owe something to posterity, but at the multi-century level, we have to consider people living now at least as valuable as people who may not ever exist. And who's to say we would approve of them in the slightest?

Whether this is worship of the earth itself, or worship of a mere continuance of the human race, however they decide to act, it's a pretty silly religion. Immortality of a sort, or at least some desire to have made a lasting mark at no personal cost.

1 comment:

Anna said...

I thought we were supposed to be ice-free by 2030? Or was it 2003?

And here is another thing - doesn't one of the supposed strategies for curbing GW involve lots of free birth control and abortions? So who gets to live to 3000?