The global warming wager
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The global warming wager is an application of the principles of Pascal's wager to the anthropogenic theory of global warming. That is, even if we aren't 100% certain that global warming is happening, we have to prepare for the worst case scenario anyway:
Since Pascal's wager has several known logical issues, a critic might accuse this version of suffering from similar flaws; however, there are some important differences between the two. Primarily, the effects of human-generated pollution on the Earth's temperature have been and are being directly observed; God has not.
A more general form of the global warming wager is the precautionary principle.
- Global Warming: Pascal's Wager, Henry Thornton