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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    The big reason on cost is because oil will be decreasing in availability. Oil in turn will also become cheaper in mist of competition...hence a lot fo the rumors of the current reduced in oil prices
    Again, oil prices will not go lower than the cost to extract it.
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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    There is enough energy that hits the earth in the form of sunlight that everyone
    alive can live a first world lifestyle (in regards to energy).
    The problem is that the sunlight is not in a form that is,
    A: dense enough for most uses, and
    B: is not always available when needed.
    Storing photovoltaic solar electricity as man made hydrocarbon fuel,
    solves both of those issues in the short term.
    Long term, I could see the same technology being integrated into a hydrogen economy.
    Ether way we will have the energy without the CO2.

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Full scale nuclear war would probably do it. It would fill our skies with dust and block out the sun.

    Either that or we could get hit by a comet or asteroid.
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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    There is enough energy that hits the earth in the form of sunlight that everyone
    alive can live a first world lifestyle (in regards to energy).
    The problem is that the sunlight is not in a form that is,
    A: dense enough for most uses, and
    B: is not always available when needed.
    Storing photovoltaic solar electricity as man made hydrocarbon fuel,
    solves both of those issues in the short term.
    Long term, I could see the same technology being integrated into a hydrogen economy.
    Ether way we will have the energy without the CO2.
    Great really. It needs more research to be economically viable though. That was the case , when I last checked.

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    I hold great faith in mankind's ability to achieve almost anything it wishes given enough time. Where I lose faith is in mankind's decision to do so. Most of humanities problems, including GW, could be solved if only we were determined as a whole to see them eradicated. The issue is most humans are very self serving and look to themselves without ever giving a thought or sacrifice to the greater good. Many recognize the worlds problems and even feel something needs to be done to correct them but when it comes down to actually making the difference they will conveniently leave it to someone else. Big problems require big effort and frankly humans in general are just not ready to make the sacrifice.

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Fair enough.... I had to make assumptions based on many opinions on the matter...that is why I included global warming as well.

    Do you think man can reverse climate change... do you think man will?
    No, which is why I think the climate change debate is pretty much irrelevant. Even if we could scientifically prove beyond a doubt that man is causing it there's nothing we can do about it short of killing one third of the world's population and the rest reverting to neo-luddism. Paying carbon tax credit isnt gonna save the planet.

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Take a look at the history of planet Earth.

    Earth's climate has changed many times.

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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Take a look at the history of planet Earth.

    Earth's climate has changed many times.
    Did scientists tell you that?
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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    This question has many that branch off from it...


    Without reducing the world population and without being able to control or regulate other foreign countries.... does anyone really expect to be able to reduce carbon emissions on a grand scale enough to halt it's affect on global warming(if there is a definitive causation)?


    Do you expect all the oil-producing countries to stop doing so?


    When it comes to oil and gasoline, unless there arises a cheaper option(even then, it will always be there), these commodities will be expended until they run out permanently... until these resources become rare enough to not become a reasonable means to use.


    If these are the things that are causing global warming/climate change... I believe it is inevitable, no matter own many world conventions you have that us humans will expend every last drop of oil on this planet.




    What can be changed? What can be stopped? What is worth fighting for when it comes to the environment?
    In my opinion...
    -toxic substances like pesticides, high sulfur content in coal, acids, toxic waste, mercury, arsenic, etc.
    These are all substances, with good practices, that can largely be eliminated

    -Deforestation, bad farming practices, errosion
    All can be done with good farming practices and alternatives
    Climate, changes. So that's like asking to stop the tide, or make the sun set in the east.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Is it realistically possible to reverse climate change?

    The cure for global warming is nuclear winter.
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