Think about it.

A lot of navel-gazing has gone on yesterday and today in the scientific blogging community over David Griffin's NPR interview, in which he proclaimed:
I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with.

To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth's climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn't change. I guess I would ask which human beings -- where and when -- are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take.
Under no circumstances do we want to be so arrogant as to decide which climate is most befitting to future generations. Heaven forefend we should deny future generations the privilege of living in a comfy warm place. In fact, we ought to do everything possible to bring about the warmest possible...uhm, hold on...yeah, whatever as usual, I wholeheartedly agree with Gaius on this one:
Earth's climate has varied - widely - through the years. Greenland got its name because when it was discovered it was actually green. The original colonists there died off when the climate changed and it got very, very cold. It was not the ice-swept desolation it mostly is today. 10,000 years ago, the glaciers reached well into the heartland of America. 2,000 years ago, North Africa, now desert, was the grain basket for the Roman Empire.

Who is to say this particular climate, at this very moment, is the be-all and end-all of perfection? Al Gore and his sycophants? The UN with its staggering record of incompetence? Really?

"I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take". Think about that. Seriously.
Yes. Think about that. It's simply preposterous and arrogant for someone like Al Gore to not want the climate to change while we toil away every day in order to bring about a better world, a world in which we'll be able to enjoy mild winters and a peaceful co-existence with God's creatures...