This is a very interesting discussion, as a layman I am able to follow most of what you people are saying but I'll admit that some of it over my head. But you guys are blowing it all out of proportion. If there is indeed a threat of global warming that will mean death and destruction to the life on this planet, then there is a very simple why to stop it, if it is indeed stopable. I see it this way. As I understand it, the causes of global warming go back to the 19th century and include the greater use of fossil fuels, population growth, chemicals and in general Industrialization. Industrialization had it's root in the renissance (sp?) and the period of enlightenment. During this time alchemy became medicine and science moved from herresy to main stream accademics. Universities were founded and life began to improve. My argument is simply this: Science = Chemicals, polution, waste products, greater need for electricity, greater food production. Medicine = Longer life, larger population, less disease. Politics = More stable foreign relations, fewer wars, less death from war. Science+Medicine+Politics=Global Warming This teachs us that the real cause of global warming is Scientists, Doctors and politians. Solution: 1. Burn all colleges and universities to the ground. 2. Destroy all scientific knowledge that has been gained in the last 500 years. 3. Destroy all modern techology. 4. Give all Scientists, Doctors and politians something useful to do for the rest of their lives such as, give them each a shovel and orders to fill in the Grand Canyon. There! problem solved... No more polution to cause global warming because the technology to produce it has been destroyed and no one left with the knowledge to recreate the technology. Half of the world's population will die of starvation and half of the survivors will die in the insueing wars for what is left. Diseases will flourish and take the lives of 10's of millions every year. lifespans will return to a more managable 40 - 60 years and all will be good again. Science got us into this problem (if indeed there is a problem) but it took a layman to get us out.