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What’s Wrong With A Warmer World?

Of all the First World Problems you could be whining about, worrying about the weather has got to be the first-worldiest.

So let’s assume you’re right. Let’s assume that climate change is happening and the world is going to be 2 or 4 or 6 degrees warmer in 10, 20 or 50 years.

Okay, you win. But before you ask me to spend trillions of dollars to bring down the temperature a little bit you have to answer the next logical question:

What’s wrong with a slightly warmer planet?

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Most climate change hysterics don’t realize that the Earth has been warmer than it is now at various times throughout it’s geological history, and in those warmer eras humans have thrived, becoming healthier and wealthier and happier than ever before. It is only when the temperature drops that we become miserable and freeze to death.

Humans like being warm! That’s why we vacation in Hawaii and not Inuvik.

The Solution to Climate Change in One Word

Maybe it’s because I live in Canada but it’s really hard to get excited about a 4 degree warming trend over the next 100 years. First of all, humans like warmer temperatures so it’s hard to see how a warmer climate would cause us too many problems.

Studies have clearly shown that cold weather is much more dangerous to humans than warm weather. Also, the Earth has been warmer than it is today at various times in the past 250,000 years and during those warmer periods humans did far better than during any ice age.

That’s why the solution to climate change can be summed up in one word:

Adapt!

Yes, humans are the masters of adaptation to the environment. We can live anywhere on the planet and in any weather. Here in Canada the climate changes every year. In the summer it’s regularly 30 degrees Celcius and in the winter it can easily drop to -20. That’s a 50 degree change in 6 months! And what do we do? We adapt. You think we can’t adapt to an extra 4 degrees over the next 100 years. You’re an idiot.

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There Is Nothing To Fear But Media Hysteria

When I was seven I got my first taste of media-induced paranoia after reading an article about killer bees, which, sadly, never made it to my part of the world. In fact, I don’t think they ever made it out of Colombia. I think we were saved by the ice age of the late 1970s, which killed all the killer bees.

Since then it’s been an endless parade of nonsense.

Here then, is a very small sample of all the media scares I personally have survived, from A-Z

  • Acid Rain / Anthrax / Antibiotic Resistance
  • Bird Flu / Breast Implants / Bubonic Plague
  • Caffeine / Cell Phones / Climate Change / Communism / Crack
  • DDT / Deforestation / Dirty Bombs
  • Ecoli / Eggs
  • Fatty Foods / Fluoridation / Foreigners
  • Global Cooling / Global Warming / GMOs / Gun Control
  • Heroin / Homosexuality
  • Illegal Aliens / Isis
  • Japan
  • Killer Asteroids / Killer Bees / Killer Robots
  • LSD
  • Mad Cow Disease / Mass Extinctions / Mercury Poisoning / Meth
  • Nuclear War / Nuclear Winter / Nutrasweet
  • OIl Spills / Overpopulation / Ozone Holes
  • Peak Oil / Pesticides / Plastic Bags / Pollution
  • Queers
  • Rogue States / Running Out of Food / Oil / Water
  • SARS / Swine Flu / Street Gangs / Sugar / Super Germs
  • Terrorism / Tsunamis
  • Undocumented Workers
  • Vaccinations & Autism / Video Games
  • Wage Gap / West Nile Virus
  • X-Rays
  • Y2K / Yellow Fever
  • Zoophilia

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How many of these world ending crises have affected you personally? Less than three? How many have changed the world in any perceptible way? Zero.

Basically, life goes on in all it’s glorious monotony, and will continue for the foreseeable future. Life’s a bore, and then you die.