“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
For those claiming that global warming does not exist, please provide a peer-reviewed scientific paper supporting your beliefs. He who makes the claims bears the burden of proof, and the vast majority of the scientific community understands and accepts that global warming is a reality. Thus, the burden of proof is on you.
You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.
We have a mechanism that is well known since the 1800s. Basic chemistry and physics.
We have a fairly good idea of the magnitude of warming each increment of CO2 should contribute.
We have a fairly good idea of what warming would look like.
We could predict warming oceans and acidification of oceans, which have increased acidity by 30% so far.
We have models from thirty years ago that predicted what we would see today.
Those models are pretty well spot on - with predictions of the warmest temperatures in the history of mankind proven.
We are seeing the effect on biological systems worldwide.
We have virtually every scientific organization known to man, and 90+ percent of the scientists who study this take it as fact.
We have dozens of scientific journals with thousands of scientific papers that show these facts to be true and proven.
What do you have? A blog? Or as one poster here has - sekrit writings that prove climate scientists are wrong? Or just gut feelings, as another poster has?
The facts populate all major encyclopedias, the arguments were mostly over years ago. Unfortunately though Conservatives are allergic to reality when it doesn't fit their ideals.