I’m a US citizen who received an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering at Vermont Technical College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Now I live in northern Germany and run a small business with my wife, the owner, that services industry. I’ve always been a sceptic of the AGW hypothesis, and view myself as a mere spectator in the climate change debate and arena.
I do believe that the activities of man have an impact on the environment, but more through landuse and poor waste management practices. I believe, however, that the forces of nature greatly overwhelm anything the activities of man put out. The focus of policy and resources ought to be on solving problems that exist today like water pollution, poverty, mal-nutrition, urban squalor, education, tyranny and so on, and not on thought-up catastrophe scenarios that might or might not come to pass 100 years from now. Too many governments use AGW as an excuse for their policy failures – claiming all problems are due to AGW, and not their own often stupid policies.
This blog allows me to throw in my two cents worth from time to time. I’m not funded by anyone accept by my own modest means. I don’t have a tip jar and don’t care to receive anyone else’s money. This is strictly for fun and learning.