Friday, January 09, 2004

U.S. Climate Policy Bigger Threat to World Than Terrorism

Why worry about changing our energy habits? One good reason is the threat posed by global climate change, as discussed in this article. The chief scientific advisor in the UK Government, Sir David King, sees climate change as a much more serious threat than terrorism. The potential extinction of millions of species and the threat of drought, hunger, flooding, and rampant malaria for much of the world's population represents a genuine risk much more tangible than the colorized terror alerts endlessly waved in our faces.