“But Some Scare”

Someone, somewhere sometimes says something worrying.

Examples

[ITOWNZAG] I don’t believe the climate threat/problem posed by the 70s/80s global cooling scare, or the 90s ozone hole, are the same as today’s AGW concerns.

Objections and Replies

{OZONE}
Reply. We might have dodged a bullet.

{ACID RAIN}

Notes

If what we’re doing is unprecedented and has extremely long-term consequences, there’s little to be gained in trying to wonder what ifs in the end we lived in the best possible world. The relevant question should contain what ifs we don’t.

Further Readings