Registered On: April 2, 2014
“If there’s a reasonable chance some very bad things are going to happen, shouldn’t you take steps?”
That quote towards the end of the article sums it up well, and the answer is obvious.
As we’ve said before, if a plane had a suspected safety issue and 97% of aeronautical engineers agreed it was unsafe and likely to crash, would you be happy to wave your kids goodbye on it?
Substitute ‘plane’ for ‘climate’, and a diminishing 3% apparently still would. It’s a deranged attitude to risk which is not uncommon among sociopaths.
PS The author of this book was a former chief scientist at the BP oil co., and was recruited by Obama precisely because the latter didn’t want everyone in the room thinking the same exact same thing. He appointed a contrarian because he wanted discussion and debate, to promote strength and rigour in decision-making, not because he personally agreed with his views. A lesson those at the club need to learn.