Posted by Damozel & Cockney Robin | What, please, do people who argue that global warming (and specifically the role of greenhouse gases in accelerating or creating it) is "overhyped"? Can somebody explain this? They're not arguing that the science is wrong or untrue; they're saying that the people who are worrying about the potentially imminent end of life as we know it are being alarmist---"Chicken Littles", one blogger says disdainfully---rather than dealing with the issue in an adult, mature, looking-at-all-sides-of-the-science fashion. Or so we infer.
So here's what we want to know: If there is a 20% chance that the consequences could be 20% as bad as Al Gore thinks they will, doesn't this generation have a duty to take whatever action it can to try to prevent the consequences to the next?