There are many smart, rational people (and scientists) who believe in a dire future as a result of human-caused global warming, and that billions should be spent to reverse that trend. And there are many smart, rational people (and scientists) who see through the furor of faulty assumptions, faulty claims, and faulty conclusions. Here are several opinion pieces on
Global Warming climate change.
Time for a Smarter Approach to Global Warming: Investing in energy R&D might work. Mandated emissions cuts won’t by Bjorn Lomborg (who believes in global warming)
Mr. Lomborg says that spending money on reducing Malaria, HIV, etc. will help people, but spending money on lowering CO2 won’t help people.
The Climate Science Isn’t Settled by Richard S. Lindzen, Nov 30, 2009
Mr. Lindzen is a meteoroligist at MIT, and is one of the chief critics of the climate “catastrophe” claims being made by Al Gore and others.
Fact-based climate debate by Lee C. Gerhard, Dec 16, 2009
Mankind does affect the environment. We are stewards over the earth, and we have been since the time of Adam. We ought to be good stewards, and there are many ways to do that. Reducing man-caused carbon dioxide emissions on a global level won’t improve our lives. Improving air quality has improved our lives, and it makes sense to pursue cleaner air in the future. Pursuing safe, clean energy is also worthwhile.