Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Accept Global Warming? Who cares! It's About Risk Management.
This addresses something I've been thinking about for awhile. Whatever your position on global warming, shouldn't basic risk management dictate we take action to curtail polution and damage to the planet? If the doubters are right then the worst case scenario is economic harm but, if the doubters are wrong and nothing is done the consequences will be much more severe. But I tend to think we live in a time when people don't understand how to assess risk ("I would never fly! Planes crash all the time. What? Oh well, little Johnny didn't need a seat belt. We were only going down the road to the store") so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that this basic idea doesn't get much talk.
Watch the video. It's not only informative, it's entertaining. The guy has a real gift for this sort of thing.