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Climate Change Deniers: Intellectual Laziness Personified

Yesterday I commented on the arbitrariness and inadequacy of the Copenhagen Accord, as confirmed by a new report from the United Nations Environment Program and the World Resources Institute.  In the closing paragraph, I offered the following observation:

“The fruits of solving the climate change crisis – renewable energy, a vast reduction in global pollution – will benefit all human beings, regardless of whether the purported dangers of global warming are exaggerated or not.”

Unsurprisingly, I received the following comment from an unabashed climate change denier:

“Boring,

No reasonable evidence apart from a few shaky correlations have emerged to support the “Anthropogenic CO2 causes Global Warming” hypothesis.
Therefore, considering as we have not even approached the temperatures of the Holocene Maximum (and other historical warm periods) (where CO2 concentrations were low) the whole of AGW theory is falling apart, and most people are seeing the duplicity.

I would not give a penny to help reduce emissions of that life giving gas CO2 let alone encouraging the breaking of our economies to try and stop the world from ending, and most sensible people are doing the same.

In other words ‘Are you Serious?’”

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The Copenhagen Accord: More Half Measures and Arbitrary Findings on Climate Change

It is always nice to see world leaders attempting to address the climate change crisis, but as usual the proposed solutions fall far short of what is required:

“If countries follow through on the pledges they made in Copenhagen last year, the world could achieve 60 percent of the emissions cuts that scientists say are needed to avert the worst impacts of climate change. At last year’s climate negotiations in Copenhagen, world leaders pledged to keep global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius (or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). A new report from the United Nations Environment Program and the World Resources Institute released Tuesday indicates that while the pledges don’t go far enough, following through on them would at least put the world on the right path.”

The gist of the article is that a plurality of nations has pledged to curb the growth of their future greenhouse gas emissions.  The pledge is not to reduce emissions at all, but merely to reduce the rate of increase:

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