Sunday, August 30, 2009

The greening of the Sahara Desert

Or Why I Never Had Time for the Global Warming Debate

I never really put a lot of energy into this debate. For one thing, there are only so many hours in a day. For another, I knew that whatever happened, we'd deal with it. The climate has been changing for eons. Humankind has lived through warm climates and ice ages.

Were we going to be destroyed by a little thing like more heat? Come on.

We'd just adapt. With global warming, there wouldn't just be losers and there would be winners. It looks like the Sahara region could be a winner (the article ends on a note of uncertainty).

It's not that it's not important. But just not worth the fuss. Really, we're all going to survive and make the best of it. I'm ready to bet on it.