Saturday, May 24, 2008

Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change

We ... ... Hereby declare:

That current plans to restrict anthropogenic CO2 emissions are a dangerous misallocation of intellectual capital and resources that should be dedicated to solving humanity’s real and serious problems.

That there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change.

That attempts by governments to inflict taxes and costly regulations on industry and individual citizens with the aim of reducing emissions of CO2 will pointlessly curtail the prosperity of the West and progress of developing nations without affecting climate.

That adaptation as needed is massively more cost-effective than any attempted mitigation, and that a focus on such mitigation will divert the attention and resources of governments away from addressing the real problems of their peoples.

That human-caused climate change is not a global crisis.

Read the whole thing and sign up.

Update: More from Hunter at Climbing out of the Dark.


hunter said...

That's a very interesting site. I like the quiz. Thanks for finding it.

JR said...

Hunter, I agree. I like it for the snappy quiz and for the links to sane climate sites.