And that’s really the point, isn’t it? We’re not the experts and we don’t know. As laymen, we can only accept what scientists tell us and let them fight it out among themselves. When the dust clears, they’ll let us know — that’s how it’s always been done.
Unfortunately, in today’s world, opinions have come to play as big a role as scientific experiments when it comes to what we accept as facts. But we really have to ask ourselves, who should we believe — scientists who actually study this stuff, talking heads who have a political agenda, or some idiot congressman (Jim Inhofe) who brings a snowball from a chance snowstorm into the House of Representatives?
Having an opinion, or believing whatever we like about everything, well, it doesn’t get any more misinformed or more arrogant than that.
But that’s just my opinion.
And one final point — for those who believe that, even if global warming is real, there’s not much we can do about it, that misses an important point. New technology develops out of necessity. It’s only when we really need something will our researchers work en masse to come up with a solution. Who knows what new technologies will emerge once we all acknowledge this is a problem in need of their attention.