Better Safe Than Sorry? 07/02/05
Monday, February 07, 2005

Better Safe Than Sorry? 07/02/05

Things are hotting up on the global warming front. The Daily Telegraph's computer-modelling experiment suggests greenhouse gases could raise temperatures by 10 degrees C or more. This could be good or it could be disastrous - we don't know.

But what we do know is that it's better to be safe than sorry.

We also know who the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases is. Our old pal the good ol' U.S. of A. And we know that our old pal proposes to do precisely sweet f.a. about it.

So what do we do? Well, we could try diplomacy, but let's face it, diplomacy ain't working - just remember Kyoto and all that. It reminds me of, what was that place?, terrible threat to humanity it was, name escapes me, anyway - there were all these bleeding-hearts bleating "give diplomacy more time", blithely ignoring the fact that giving more time to somebody who's working for your destruction only gives *you* less time. Quite rightly, the U.S.A. ignored them & went for pre-emptive action, with - as is now universally acknowledged - the best possible results for herself, the target country, and the rest of the world.

I say we should follow her noble precedent. No more shilly-shallying. It's time for The Rest of the World to take decisive action against the threat now confronting us. Obviously we can expect a certain amount of collateral damage, but that'll be a small price to pay for saving the world, as even the surviving Americans will joyfully agree. And if it turns out global warming was a lot of bull, well, we'll give her a decent electoral system and she'll still be grateful.

She loves freedom, after all.


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