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  •  Actually, I have no problem with invoking the (1+ / 0-)
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    precautionary principle when advocating energy and environmental policies.  There is risk that AGW will cause huge problems for humanity so we should do x is a perfectly honest position.

    We know that the earth can warm or cool suddenly for a variety of reasons.  You are very likely correct that we have not seen such a sudden increase in CO2 before, with possible exceptions like major impacts or extensive vulcanism episodes.

    What is uncertain is how much  the climate will warm as a result of this forcing, and what the regional impacts will be.  

    Where are we, now that we need us most?

    by Frank Knarf on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 11:51:18 AM PDT

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