An op-ed in The Christian Science Monitor poses the question, Would Global Warming Be So Bad?
What has always troubled me the most with the view that we needs to stop “climate change” in the form of “global warming” is the idea that it would be bad if the Earth became warmer.
The writer, a Swedish free-market economist (talk about lonely) points out that some regions would benefit, some would suffer:
So what is there to say that the pre-industrial era climate is really the optimal climate? That the benefits of a possible warmer climates wouldn’t outweigh the disadvantages? I have asked that many times to Al Gore supporters and either gotten no answer at all, or some list of alleged (and exaggerated) disadvantages that completely overlooked the benefits.
This is a point I made before, Thanks Global Warming, in which I noted that Ithaca once was under two miles of ice. I asked the question
“So at what point in time should global warming have stopped?”
I have yet to hear the answer.