View Poll Results: What is the bigger current threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

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  • Im a right leaning American, global warming.

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  • Im a right leaning American, terrorism.

    15 51.72%
  • Im a left leaning American, global warming.

    9 31.03%
  • Im a left leaning American, terrorism.

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    Re: What is the bigger threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Actually, prety much EVERYONE agrees that climate change is happening. The main disagreement is why it is happening and if man is resposible or not.
    That's the sticking point. Climate continuously changes and looking back in time, it can change rather suddenly.

    IMO, it's a pipe dream to think we can stop it or have any sort of major affect outside nuclear devastation.

    All we can do is use our best judgement in not polluting the air, land and water.
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    Re: What is the bigger threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We are told constantly of the "settled" science of global warming and bombarded with news coverage on that and world terrorism.

    What is the bigger current threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

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    Global warming has far greater potential to affect more people. So on some aggregate level of "humanity", global warming is the greater threat.
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    Re: What is the bigger threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

    It would be a much more interesting poll if you removed the opinions of people who dont even understand the basics of global warming and deny its actually happening on its face.

    The answer is actually within WG III of the IPCC. IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

    Its kinda clear, and while I can envision a scenario where we have a Nuclear Winter from terrorism, I think by definition terrorism is defined by random, sporadic attacks, anything that big would be classified as war.
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    Re: What is the bigger threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

    Neither.

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    Re: What is the bigger threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We are told constantly of the "settled" science of global warming and bombarded with news coverage on that and world terrorism.

    What is the bigger current threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

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    I'm a right leaning American and picked global warming/climate change. Terrorism isn't an existential challenge, climate change is.

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    Re: What is the bigger threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

    Unless terrorist organizations become nuclear powers terrorism can never be a significant threat.
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    Re: What is the bigger threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We are told constantly of the "settled" science of global warming and bombarded with news coverage on that and world terrorism.

    What is the bigger current threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

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    Global warming - it is happening, it is a proven FACT that our sea levels are rising, and there's a bunch of wingnuts out there who think we can pump gigatonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere year after year after year without it having any effect at all.

    And as much as all of us rightly hate terrorism and stand together against it, people really need to get some perspective - all the victims killed by terrorists so far this century combined don't even add up to one week's worth of KIA's in any of the major battles in WWI. It wasn't unusual for France or Germany to lose twenty thousand in one day.
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    Re: What is the bigger threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well assuming that Global Warming is 100% correct, the answer would clearly be Global Warming. It would affect EVERYONE where Terrorism simply wouldn't on the scale of Global Warming.
    Well, the science is anything but solid in favor of global warming (shouldn't we all be underwater by now?) so that would be quite an assumption. And terror, already impacts the world, and a world war or nuke would as well. Just things to consider.
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    Re: What is the bigger threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Yet another thread that ignores anyone who is not left or right leaning.



    You do realize, that there are tens of millions of Americans who are not partisan?


    But I will answer it anyway.

    How can terrorism be a threat to humanity?

    Unless everyone becomes a terrorist and then kills themselves after they strike.

    Global warming could, theoretically, wipe out humanity.

    Terrorism (realistically) cannot.
    Fascinating logic.

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    Re: What is the bigger threat to humanity-Global warming or Terrorism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Global warming has far greater potential to affect more people. So on some aggregate level of "humanity", global warming is the greater threat.
    Read the poll question again. I didn't ask which has the potential to be a bigger threat-I asked which IS CURRENTLY the bigger threat.

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