Global Warning

Posted: 26.07.07 in Blogging

As I write this, I’m watching the BBC Lunchtime headlines, and they’re talking about the rainfall over the last few weeks. It said the previous record for the rainfall was set in 1789, and that this early summer’s rainfall breaks this record. Of course, the inevitable question is: is this down to global warming?. To be honest, I don’t care.

I bet 200 years ago they didn’t say that the rain was down to global warming; and I bet it wasn’t the wood fires that caused it. The problem is that it’s natural to find something to blame, when perhaps we should just accept that things like this happen and get on with it.

As for global warming, whether it happens or not, there are plenty of other reasons why we should cut down on energy consumption and seek other sources of energy. Fossil fuels will only get us so far before running out, and in any case they are ridiculously expensive in the manner that they are being used. I can imagine world poverty will be much worse when stocks of crude oil run out, and if we have not invested in alternative fuels by that point, life could pretty much come to a standstill, almost literally.

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