Friday, March 26, 2010

Okay, two can play that game...

Over the past year there has been a lot of misinformation spread around about health care reform. Plenty of fear-mongering, plenty of overheated rhetoric. Turn on the news, see the same folks are still shouting about it: it’s going to be the end of the world if this bill is passed. I’m not exaggerating. The leaders of the Republican party, they called the passage of this bill Armageddon! Armageddon. End of freedom as we know it! So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling. Any cracks opening up in the earth. Turns out it was a nice day.

President Obama yesterday in Iowa

So, following the same reasoning: There have been lots of meetings on how to deal with "Global Warming", but no actual steps taken to combat it. Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit came out in 1992. All I can conclude is that if HCR is judged a success after not causing Armageddon in two days, then AGW won't cause Armageddon either--since we haven't done anything about it for some 6,500 days with no ill effects. Or put another way: We are some 3,250 times more certain AGW is not a problem than we are that HCR is not a problem.