Wouldn't it be wonderful if all the scientists and interested parties had an open and honest debate now? Instead, we non-scientists have to judge one convincing argument against another. I was taught that science raises questions and the answers it produces are only valid until the next set of answers emerge; last night's programme affirmed that view for me. I'm always more comfortable with questions and possibilities than with answers and certainties.
Where do we go from here?
- Should Al Gore return his Oscar?
- Should Mrs Thatcher's statue be decorated with red herrings?
- Will we need to find a new excuse for preventing real development in Third World countries?
- Should we adopt a more cavalier approach to the use of the world's resources and the pollution of the environment?
I think I'll keep on recycling my paper, glass and plastic; it may not affect the climate but it makes sense to reduce landfill. I won't buy a gas-guzzling car because I can't afford the gas and huge cars are silly on our narrow lanes (all that reversing I'm so bad at!). I'll get rid of all those sandbags I was conned into buying for when the sea level rises. Oh, and I'll stop apologising for my Aga.
My Aga (For Duck!)