Wednesday, July 5, 2006

But Global Warming's Most Inconvenient Truth is that it is a very moral issue

Robert J. Samuelson concludes in his Global Warming's Real Inconvenient Truth conclude that “The trouble with the global warming debate is that it has become a moral crusade when it's really an engineering problem. The inconvenient truth is that if we don't solve the engineering problem, we're helpless.” Of course there are a lot of engineering problems but if we abandon the morals of it all we’re not only helpless, we are doomed.

Of course we will suffer the environment chasers that only look to exploit the global warming problem to benefit their own small causes, immorally, and also as Samuelson correctly states the politicians practicing their self-serving hypocrisy, also immorally, but if we don’t know that this is all a question of being able to make a correct moral choice about how to handle the upcoming crash of trains between the scarcity of energy and the environment, then we are de-facto making the wrong moral choice that could open the doors to any sort of engineering solution, like getting rid of cows as some argue because they produce methane, or perhaps even breed them just because they do.

Much to the contrary, besides all the engineering solutions and that should of course be exploited to the hilt this is an utterly moral issue that leaves no room for amoralities. Here we have our chance as humans to show that we are made of somewhat better and superior materials and so let us take it, especially when if we prove otherwise and need to bake in other warm ovens, we will still have ample time for that.

I suggest Mr. Robertson that we urgently, place a little web camera on a small and poor village in Africa and watch those little malaria stricken kids go and get the final wood stumps to cook whatever wood stumps to cook they could find for food, and then look into ourselves for our moral answers, instead of outsourcing our morality to engineers, and not that they do not need to be moral too.