Sunday, May 09, 2004

Hollywood and Kyoto

Here is an article in the Daily Telegraph (registration required) by Bjorn Lomborg about a new movie called The Day After Tomorrow. The movie is about global warming and its alleged consequences. Well actually it's an absurd, politically motivated scam in the guise of entertainment. The idea that the ice caps will melt and the Statue of Liberty will be up to her elbows in water is nothing more than science fiction. In regards to the Kyoto Treaty, Lomborg writes, "For the cost of implementing Kyoto in just one year, we could permanently provide clean drinking water and sanitation to everyone on the planet." I think bringing clean drinking water and sanitation to impoverished people would be a much better use of resources and I sure hope others think so as well.