If we attempt to do something we might head off what is happening. The difference is clear, do nothing and the cost could be the extinction of the human race. Do something and the cost could be money. OMG money is more than people so the answer is clear.
"If we attempt to do something".......................like what?
"to head off what is happening".........................what is happening?
I've had this discussion with Baggins:http://monroetalks.com/forum/index.php?topic=25128.15
Here's one post:
I can't see any problems. Yet you can't identify the problem, or the solution, or the cost.
You see it as:
Problem - climate change
Solution - Don't burn fossil fuels, use 1 sheet of tp.
Cost - Fork over whatever you have left
I say we've been better guardians of the earth than ever before. We're not belching out black smoke like we used to, nor are we dumping into the rivers anymore (or not as much). We recycle. And the preventative maintenance list goes on.
But to say the global temperature change of whatever teeny number you come up with is a problem, and I say it's not.
Solution - We've spent billions and 40+ years trying to justify wind and solar. It's just not there yet (economically practical). When it is, we'll embrace it.
Cost - you can't put a cost to this issue. Period. And you have no way of knowing if anything we do will change a thing. One solar flare, one volcanic eruption, one earthquake (Japanese flotsam?). Any one of these natural disasters could change the earth's temperature.
Junk science. That's all your promoting. I'm not buying it. The earth is pretty resilient.
I had extensive posts with Baggins. I'm not going to rehash all the same stuff. And the so-called FACTS have been fudged beyond usefulness.