Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 2
Human beings can physically live in temperatures that are 4 degrees higher than average temperatures in almost everywhere on the globe....In other words, how do you know 4 degree = the end of human civilization, while < 2 degrees would not?

BJ does not believe that the world will be wealthier in the future and be better able to cope with life. Some 1.2 billion people currently have no access to electricity, for example. Cheaper energy is the solution, not more expensive. Of course, one doesn't have to travel to the third world to see the effects of higher energy prices.

UK fuel poverty: Pensioners, kids to suffer as heating prices surge
http://rt.com/news/fuel-poverty-uk-rise-179/
Some 300,000 Brits had to choose between heat or food this Christmas season, while 9 million more are at risk of falling into 'fuel poverty' by 2016, a government advisory group has warned, calling on the PM for swift action.

If one is worried about the effects of AGW then the focus should be on research to lower the cost of low-carbon approaches, because the world will demand more energy at the lowest cost.

DB2
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.