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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    If you think Carbon emission is the main cause of global warming, and cannot be stopped, then why do you think AGW can be stopped?

    From what you said here, is that, if we take the fight again deforestation in the Amazon and other carbon scrubber areas.... than it is possible to reverse it?
    I said that we will not stop using oil. At least, not in the near term future.

    IMO, we will eventually be forced to reduce oil consumption. Oil producing nations will continue to produce oil (which is what you asked about) but will produce less due to decreased demand (due to the economic effects of AGW)
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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    No, I don't. I don't think it will be enough to halt AGW but every little bit counts.
    I think it is a losing fight that only hurts the country in which you choose do hinder oil. And third world countries, who don't have the means we do, will be affected even more by carbon emission laws.


    But lets take a step back...

    You admitted it is impossible to stop oil from being produced until it cannot any more.

    how is that every little bit counts? There isn't any change that happened...it WILL be burned no matter what...if not here it will elsewhere.

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I said that we will not stop using oil. At least, not in the near term future.

    IMO, we will eventually be forced to reduce oil consumption. Oil producing nations will continue to produce oil (which is what you asked about) but will produce less due to decreased demand (due to the economic effects of AGW)
    Do you honestly think people, all around the world, will stop consuming oil to the point where oil producing countries will not need to produce as much of it???? In that case oil will become EVEN CHEAPER and increase the demand for it.

    ....you are not thinking this through

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Not in our lifetime. There isn't an alternative source of energy available to replace fossil fuels on the scale necessary that I can see.
    We are not talking about our lifetimes but that of our children and grandchildren. If we can cut fossil carbon emissions by 50% now we can double the time they have to find alternates. Throwing your hands up and doing nothing is not a plan.

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Only at great, great cost. But that is not the same as asking whether it is anthropogenic.
    Will people..... Every country on the entire earth...agree to this cost?

    it is realistically impossible...
    you cannot convince the world to do this.... you can't even convince everyone in America to do this

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    I believe in AGW. I also believe we have neither the will nor capability to reverse it at this point. So instead of bickering over whether or not humans caused it let's start turning our energy to how we will cope with it in the future.

    Or is being right more important than being prepared?

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Do you honestly think people, all around the world, will stop consuming oil to the point where oil producing countries will not need to produce as much of it???? In that case oil will become EVEN CHEAPER and increase the demand for it.

    ....you are not thinking this through
    We have cut gasoline consumption in the US to 2000 levels already and more reductions will be on the way due to new fuel economy standards. We can reduce our consumption of oil and coal.

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    We are not talking about our lifetimes but that of our children and grandchildren. If we can cut fossil carbon emissions by 50% now we can double the time they have to find alternates. Throwing your hands up and doing nothing is not a plan.
    How do you do this when the population is doubling every 30 years????

    You cannot cut the emission by 50% in the entire world, The demand for oil will always be there.... if you decrease incentives, it will just be sold cheaper in to combat that. Oil producing countries will not reduce their oil production because there is money to be made and increasing demand EVERYYEAR.... you cannot stop this.

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Do you honestly think people, all around the world, will stop consuming oil to the point where oil producing countries will not need to produce as much of it???? In that case oil will become EVEN CHEAPER and increase the demand for it.

    ....you are not thinking this through
    Oil cant get cheaper than the cost it takes to extract it.

    And by a carbon tax, we will shift the energy infrastructure to renewables, and those should eventually be cheaper than oil, which makes them more desirable.

    We cant reverse climate change, but we can slow the damage down.
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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    I believe in AGW. I also believe we have neither the will nor capability to reverse it at this point. So instead of bickering over whether or not humans caused it let's start turning our energy to how we will cope with it in the future.

    Or is being right more important than being prepared?
    We can't burn every ounce of fossil fuel that is in the ground now and claim we could do nothing about AGW. That is insanity.

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