As it says on my About page, “The driver of an accelerating car about to hit a brick wall might well say ‘so far so good’ – but that does not mean that the wall is not there!” — John Dryzek (2005: 70).This is the almost-ubiquitous advice of stockbrokers but, sadly, it is almost universally ignored. As ccgwebmaster recently observed wryly in a comment on this very blog:
I have never died before. Does this mean I can presume upon my immortality?
I would therefore like to take this opportunity to make a few suggestions to all those who think concern for the environment is a false alarm, a new religion, or an excuse to curtail your freedom or tax you more heavily: 1. Grow up. 2. Go back to school. 3. Open your eyes and look out the window. 4. Stop cherry-picking data that reinforces your prejudice. 5. Stop ignoring all the data that contradicts your misperception of reality. 6. Read this Wikipedia article on the New World Order – it might just open up your mind. 7. Read this Skeptical Science article on the History of Climate Science – it might just resolve your confusion.