The Struggle to Curtail Global Warming
Sherman, D.J., Li, B., Quiring, S.M. and Farrell, E.J. 2010. Benchmarking the war against global warming. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100: 1013-1024.
In performing these operations, Sherman et al. (2010) determined that "it will probably be decades before distinct changes from the current [30-year baseline] warming rate become apparent," and they stated, therefore, that "we should expect decades to pass before impacts of the war against global warming become apparent."
So what are the implications they derive from this result? First of all, as they say in one place, the war against global warming "will require a sustained commitment to stringent climate control policies for periods of decades or longer." And as they say in another place, that war "will require unprecedented social, political, and economic commitments."
Think about these statements. Without obtaining any empirical evidence -- over a period of decades or longer -- that the planet is even inching towards the catastrophic climatic future the world's climate alarmists are predicting, we will be asked to endorse -- or, perhaps more accurately, ordered to obey -- a host of rules and regulations that pertain to a number of unprecedented "social, political, and economic" commitments, which will be imposed on the planet's global population, but with an emphasis placed upon those people living in countries with the economic and technical capacity to produce and use greater amounts of fossil fuel-derived energy.
Yes, the world's climate alarmists desire all mankind to place blind faith in the predictions of their climate models, and to do so for generations to come, and without any empirical evidence for the validity of their predictions, forcing us to adhere to liberty-destroying edicts, without any means of ever calling them into question.
Does that sound wise to you?