On a serious note, if global warming were, in fact, a fact, would that necessarily be a bad thing? It seems like we might be able to grow more crops, and save on heating oil, and snowplows and all of that. Animals will adapt or die out; that’s happened forever. New animals will take their place. People who like to burn fossil fuels cruising in Alaska to look at glaciers will have to do something else for entertainment.
They are now calling it climate change, but hasnt climate change been a constant since the beginning of the earth?
Savings in heating oil might well be offset by electricity usage for air-conditioning. I knew a kid who wanted his house 68 in the summer and 78 in the winter. He wasn’t paying for the power to do those things.
If the sea rose ten feet and most of the coastal seaports were under water, would the GDP go up or down? And how much would it cost to abandon those cities and rebuild farther up the rivers? Would we miss most of Florida?