Re " In climate debate, what are costs of being wrong?" (Viewpoints, March 5): Bruce Maiman wrote a nice columnon global warming. Unfortunately it's basically irrelevant.
Let's examine causes and actions to be taken from all perspectives:
First, warming is a natural cycle. Nothing we can do will prevent it so spend our resources preparing for it.
Second, it is man caused. With China opening a new coal fires power plant a week and the rest of the developing world such as India also pumping tons into the atmosphere preventive efforts on our part would just be a waste of time and money which again would be better spent preparing for warming.
Third, we are not really in a long term warming trend and therefore no action is needed.
So you see no matter who is right our scarce resources need to be spent on preparing for warming, not wasted in a fruitless attempt to prevent it.
-- George Alger, Placerville
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