Originally Posted by Glenn J
It's starting to make a hellofa lot more sense now. Just be safe, should I start stockpiling when the temps are seasonaly normal? Because that's climate change too, right?
You've got it!
You had me worried there for a second though, because there's no such thing as "seasonally normal" any more. Everything (everything) has been proven (through the power of science!) to be either a "carbon sink" or a "carbon emitter," each with their own (sometimes inscrutable) impact on the environment we all share.
Happily, there's plenty we can do: both fundamental existential modes are easily reconciled via the purchase of "carbon credits."
I know what you're thinking: "how can abstract pseudo-financial transactions stop climate change? If my neighbor and I exchange credits, but we both go right on dumping our used motor oil in that pit out behind his shed, will anything change?"
The answer is: stop asking stupid questions.
Once we've channelled enough (read: nearly all) spare resources (in the form of dollars to facilitate exchange) to the Internationalist Jet-Setting Climate Change Elite, climate change will no longer be due to "climate change," per se. Rather, we'll simply revert to experiencing a changing climate.
And even if I'm wrong, and I usually are, it will make an incalculable difference, not only in the lives of the IJSCCE, but in the lives of their brokers, their attorneys, various other hangers-on, and in the lives of their children.
Let's do it for the children.