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Add the effects of carbon emissions by animals (termites, ruminants, humans) and of carbon sequestration by plants and other photosynthetic organisms such as plankton, take into account changes in the reflectivity of the earth's surface due to the way we use and clear the land and to the emission of heat-reflecting pollutants and sulfate aerosols, and it becomes clear that the production of greenhouse gases, even if they substantially accelerate climate change, are not uniquely its cause. [...] it is also clear that some human activities have a cooling effect overall, and that the attempt to stabilize the climate could be pursued by adding to the things we do to it, rather than by subtracting what we do already.
Climate of Opinion Roger Scruton The American Spectator; Mar 2010; 43, 2; Docstoc pg. 38 Reproduced with permission of the cop
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