“Climate Change” appears to be the reason for panic this year, at least until we find out that Iran has nuclear weapons. Some people even think you should limit the number of kids you have so that you reduce your carbon footprint and don’t contribute as much to “man-made climate change.” (I suspect most of these people don’t much like kids anyhow.)
For those inclined to panic, here are some questions:
1. What temperature should the planet be? Should it be warmer than it is now, cooler than it is now, or should it remain just the same as it is now? Explain your answer.
2. The planet has been both much warmer than it is now (think Jurassic Park), and much cooler than it is now (think Ice Age). Neither of these conditions had anyting to do with humanity. Was it good or bad for the planet to be at these differing temperatures? Please explain why or why not.
3. If nature will not maintain a “good” temperature for the planet, but rather keeps changing the temperature, then why is it bad for man to change the temperature of the planet? Again, explain why, and in your answer explain coherently whether or not you consider man to be part of nature, or somehow independent of nature.