Troposphere temperatures are dropping, sea ice coverage is actually greater than normal, and yet there remains widespread momentum to levy carbon taxes based on the outcomes of computer models of global climate. Virtual reality is taking over.
I have a computer model of how my investments in the stock market are supposed to be doing. I would like to pay my carbon taxes with virtual money earned from the virtual profits generated from the computer model.
The actual portfolio performance displays a far lower 'temperature' than the modeled one. I am sorry that there is no actual money earned, but since we are dealing with virtual reality here it should not matter. Should it?