Why don’t we hear much (if anything) about possible beneficial effects of global warming?

Is it really likely that there are almost no beneficial effects of global warming?

What might be some beneficial effects of global warming?

Are there any beneficial effects of increased levels of atmospheric CO2?

Why don’t we hear much (if anything) about possible beneficial effects of increased levels of atmospheric CO2?

What other causes might – at least theoretically – be significant factors in global warming?

Of such other possible causes of global warming, what evidence – if any – might there be in support of those other factors being relevant?

 

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March 18, 2008

The Technosteria organization was established several years ago to challenge the “Green” hysteria about technology in general. Most “Technology”, like any (other*) kind of tool, can be used for good or evil, so generally speaking, it has no inherent character. In contrast, “Nature” does have several inherent characteristics.

 

Actually, “Nature”, often in contemporary thinking associated with a gentle – or at least harmonious and stable – being or spirit, has several perhaps inadequately-recognized unpleasant characteristics. There certainly is a quite finely-tuned “balance” in every surviving ecological system. But throughout most of Earth’s 4+ billion-year history, the stability of these has most often been disrupted not by Man – but by “Mother” Nature herself. And these disruptions have usually been completely capricious and often quite violent.

 

Of course Man has committed quite a few environmental atrocities as well – there’s no excuse for the all-too-numerous wanton destructions of habitats and species we’ve committed down through the ages. And as we continue developing technology, our capacity to multiply environmental impacts – for good or bad – will continue to grow as well. So we must maintain a steady awareness and vigilance to minimize harm. But just as “Mother Nature” is not all Goodness, Technology is by no means all Bad.

 

  • * in one sense, technology is toolmaking, and toolmaking is technology

 

 

 

Technosteria’s goals are to provide intellectually-honest, scientifically-valid resources to effectively counter the ‘Green’ hysteria over technologies. Current areas of specific concern for Technosteria are the EU-developed “RoHS” type substance bans, and the alleged catastrophic human-caused global warming.