I am not a good libertarian largely because this offends me more than the war on drugs. While I deeply oppose drug prohibition, it does not provoke the same visceral reaction as light-bulb prohibition. The small meddling is vastly more insulting than the large meddling. I am tempted to believe that it is a moral failing.
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We can all agree that global warming exists, however, there is limited proof that it is caused by human beings. Of the approximate 200 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases emitted last year, man was responsible for emitting an approximate 7 billion metric tons. Be that as it may, we still must decide whether it is cost efficient to do anything to attempt to combat the rising temperatures. I am speculating, but I would imagine that the cost associated with reducing that 7 billion metric tons will be incredibly high and will have a negligible impact on global warming, if any at all.
We cannot stop nature and, therefore, must embrace what it has to offer. As Tyler points out, there are many benefits that could be realized by global warming and we must find a way to realize them and harness their potential. One of these benefits would be the potential increase in the production of food. With an increase in the production of food, much of the world’s starved population could be fed by the surplus. Although much of the world’s starvation problems are political in nature, the excess would exist for those that could penetrate the political force fields.
So, if we wish to proliferate world hunger then I suggest we do everything in our power to spend all the necessary resources to reduce our emissions. Otherwise, we can follow the Tao, flow in accordance with the way of nature, and realize all the benefits from that which we cannot stop.