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What’s your carbon reduction strategy?

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1272 (Published 26 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1272

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Frankly, my dear Watson, you have been misled..

Misled severely.

It seems to me that your intentions are quite laudable but that
doesn't change the fact that Global Warming or Climate change is neither
of great importance to man nor is there much we can do about it.

Warming and cooling have been going on for a very long time,
undoubtedly this will continue in cycles determined by mother nature
through her disciple the sun.

It appears very clear to this observer that science, seen as a huge
group of learned men (and women), is still chasing the elusive scientific
proof after giving up on making gold from lead.

The nineteen seventies were overshadowed by the consensus of dire
consequences imminent from Global Cooling. Science predicted another ice
age.

Some would still be waiting.
Reminds me of Nostradamus fans: "Perhaps we miscalculated the exact time?"

I shall eat all my hats if someone can show me that anthropogenic
climate change is real and that we are facing doom if we don't act.

Makes you wonder about the state of education and, more importantly
of common sense.

Carbon dioxide is as essential as oxygen to life. Are we going to
count oxygen molecules next?

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

27 March 2009
Dr. Herbert H. Nehrlich
Private Practice
Bribie Island, Australia