Originally Posted by AustinChief
OH ****ING NO!!!!!!!!! Let's do drastic things based on stuff we have only marginal understanding of! That's always a prudent course of action!
What if the only thing staving off a massive catastrophic ice age is man made global climate "change." Nice job stopping pollution ****tard... you just left your great-grandkids an icicle for a planet! Sounds ridiculous right? It is... but it's based on about the same level of solid science that the current Henny Penny's are using to try to influence policy change.
It's called planning for the future and if we can look at better energy technology that doesn't polute the planet it's a smart course of action. Oil isn't lasting forever.
If your ridiculous scenario would take effect then the solution is simple, release more greenhouse gas. It's a lot easier to put more in than to take it out. Your point is we don't understand it well enough so lets just close our eyes and hope for the best. I'd equate that to driving at night without the lights. Normally it'd be a good idea to slow down. You are saying just keep going because we can't know for sure what's in front of us.
There are reasonable steps we can take to limit the risk without totally slamming on the brakes. For example, I'm not riding a bicycle to work but I sure wouldn't mind a more energy efficient vehicle.