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Pat Cabe and Pascal’s Wager

February 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:30:01 -0500
From: “Constance Keptic”
Subject: Pat Cabe and Pascal’s Wager

Fundamentally what Pat Cabe is saying is it doesn’t matter whether climate change is a real phenomenon or, if it is, whether human activity contributes to it. If we act as if both those propositions are true, then we will end up better off than if we don’t.

Our present path with respect to China is particularly important here. China is making considerable investments in sustainable, renewable energy, and we are not by comparison. If we continue to keep our heads stuck in the sand, then China is likely to become our new Saudi Arabia, and once again we will be net importers of energy and the technology associated with a future that will certainly happen whether we elect to shape it or not.

But I wish you good luck convincing people with logic and facts.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds

Regards,
Constance Keptic

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