View Poll Results: Which of these 2 issues should we be more concerned about?

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Thread: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

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    Re: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not all climate change is disastrous, so that means we shouldn't ever worry about any climate change!

    Sometimes tires blow out and nothing bad happens, so let's go lay spike strips on the highway!
    The other day I was thinking back before the tubeless tires and steel belted tires how often one had flats. On any typical day you would see cars all along the roadways on the side of the road being jacked up and the driver changing the tire.

    Today's drivers have been so dumbed down, most couldn't even change a tire and have to call AAA.

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    Re: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

    The Koch Brothers are clearly sponsoring some people in this thread.
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    Re: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

    We probably shouldn't be too worried about either but since that wasn't an option I went with ebola.

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    Re: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    The Koch Brothers are clearly sponsoring some people in this thread.
    Wow!

    It took less time then I thought for the left to work the Koch brothers into this topic!

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    Re: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    Which one of these issues poses the larger threat?

    The context of the poll is at an overall, global level. However I welcome peoples thoughts on which poses the biggest threat at national and local levels. Is there a certain hypocrisy (from both sides perhaps) in getting alarmed about one but not the other?

    Even if you aren't particularly worried about either, do you think one should warrant more discussion/coverage than the other? If you do truly believe both are inconsequential, explain why.




    For the record, I very much feel that climate change is the far larger threat, but I get the feeling many on here will disagree with me...

    EDIT: Mods, is there any way that this can be changed to public? Think I missed the checkbox....


    Well, let's see, here in Canada where our Universal Health Care system doesn't allow for innovation according to American "experts" we have developed a vaccine for E-bola now being tested in Halifax..

    Ebola vaccine clinical trial in Halifax overwhelmed with volunteers - Nova Scotia - CBC News

    So, since we will be soon rendering E-bola to the same category as mumps, I suspect the "threat" is pretty low, if not disappearing all together...

    so yeah, its a much greater threat than the unproven myth of the destruction of life on the planet myth
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    Re: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    Wow!

    It took less time then I thought for the left to work the Koch brothers into this topic!
    Are you one of the sponsored, by chance?
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    Re: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Are you one of the sponsored, by chance?
    Who are you kidding here?

    EVERYONE who doesn't agree with you is taking their money.

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    Re: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    Who are you kidding here?

    EVERYONE who doesn't agree with you is taking their money.
    Really?? Damn, I must just have to become a Koch Brothers sellout myself!
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    Re: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

    First of all, we should not be worried. Worry is a waste of mental energy.

    Ebola is a very modest (in America) but real threat. More importantly, it is generally clear what action has be taken and how to measure success or failure.

    "Climate change" is a "threat" that should not be on the list of priorities of any sane person, let alone policymakers. Taking massive action based on theoretical models attempting to predict distant future in complex systems is much more irresponsible than taking no action at all.

    (Fortunately for the righteous bunch who misapply their latent religious zeal to "climate change", there are lots entirely justified actions that coincide in "direction". For example, nuclear power may have to be developed for the sake of energy independence, or the worst practices of coal industry may have to be phased out because of the very real and palpable ecological damage they inflict).

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    Re: Should we be more worried about ebola or climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    We have no control over the sun so why worry about climate change ? Greenland use to be green

    Back in 900 A.D. Greenland was a Viking's vacation destination.
    So... Greenland's 400,000 year old icecap covering 80% of the island disappeared and then miraculously returned and has been there to this day? It's like you're making **** up.

    No. No it wasn't. Erik the Red was a pissant who got kicked out of one country and fled from another before setting out to settle land on his own. He named the land he found Greenland, because frozen-hellhole-in-the-middle-of-nowhere wasn't appealing.

    ‘Greenland used to be green’–Don’t judge a book by its cover, much less a land by its name | Grist

    Instead of hunting whales in kayaks, they farmed cattle, goats, and sheep — despite having to keep them in a barn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for a full 5 months out of the year. It was a constant challenge to get enough fodder for the winter. Starvation of the animals was frequent, emaciation routine. Grazing requirements and growing fodder for the winter led to over-production of pastures, erosion, and the need to go further and further afield to sustain the animals. Deforestation for pastures and firewood proceeded at unsustainable rates. After a couple of centuries, it led to such desperate measures as cutting precious sod for housing construction and even burning it for cooking and heating fuel.
    http://archive.archaeology.org/onlin...res/greenland/

    Life went sour for the Greenlanders in other ways. The number of Norwegian merchant vessels arriving in their ports, though only one or two a year in the best of times, dropped until none came at all. This meant that the islanders were cut off from the major source of iron and tools needed for the smooth running of their farms and the construction and maintenance of their boats.
    Now stop making **** up. It's unbecoming. These were settlements, not summer homes used to hang out and have a good old time with the family.
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