Anyone up for a good healthy rant? I fella got me started on this earlier and after spending a few hours on it I figure I may as well share. Just to let you folks know I haven’t gone soft or anything.
“If the past is indicative of the future…” The “Skeptic’s” Illusion
I do try to be patient and polite with “skeptic” questions and comments, but sometimes the dog-chasing-tail dialogue and obtuseness overwhelms. The following comment came from someone who firmly believes there’s nothing out of the ordinary with our climate patterns, and that we should do nothing that might impact our dedication to corporate free market principles. Well it got under my skin, and I had time on my hands, so I let him have it. The attitude reminded so much of Anthony that I’ve decided to adapt that post to this little note dedicated to Anthony Watts.
It is written: “If the past is indicative, we’ll have more and worse in the future, but we’ll also have more and better, and more of the better will overwhelm more of the worse.”
“If the past is indicative . . .” Are you serious?
How is our planet… our biosphere equal to the one I inhabited in the early 1960s?
“If the past is indicative . . .”
would demand that the current situation is analogue to the past!
How would you justify that supposition? Have any evidence?
and then i let ‘em have it
For the rest of it: http://whatsupwiththatwatts.blogspot.com/2012/07/if-past-is-indicative-of-future.html
PS. it’s not very cheery about the future, sorry