Sunday, December 30, 2007
Is it Hot in Here, or What?
Along the same lines, my dad brings up an interesting point while arguing that global warming is good for Pittsburgh (his hometown). Ignoring the obvious flaws in the argument (the fact that there will be massive worldwide flooding if the icecaps melt, for example), do you think some people have incentives to allow global warming to continue, at least for a period of time? How will these incentives affect any legislative changes we attempt to institute in the future?
Compared with the totality of knowledge which is continually utilized in the evolution of a dynamic civilization, the difference between the knowledge that the wisest and that which the most ignorant individual can deliberately employ is comparatively insignificant. ~Fredrich Hayek in The Constitution of Liberty