Saturday, March 28, 2009

Toronto Star Features "Skeptic"

From the Man Bites Dog section...
At the core of the climate debate, Dyson says, is "a deeper disagreement about values" between those who think that "nature knows best" and that "any gross human disruption of the natural environment is evil," and "humanists" like himself who insist that protecting the existing biosphere is not as important as fighting more repugnant evils such as war, poverty and unemployment.
He cares little for the preservation of wilderness. Humans, he says, have a duty to restructure nature for their survival and must not apologize for doing so.
But maintains the hammer in the conclusion:
Humans can't keep increasing consumption and avert climate change. We must conserve and shift to low-carbon technologies, and help others – China included – do the same.
But consider the source.

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