View Poll Results: What Has Influenced Your Thinking?

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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    meterologists are dubious at best about man-made global warming[/I]", I'll accept the "lying troll" label and ban myself for a month.

    Otherwise take the insults to the dungeon, mkay?
    How about the weather channel founder?

    Weather Channel Founder Disputes Global Warming Claims


    "The frenzy about global warming is wildly exaggerated. The constant hype borders on ridiculous. Global warming is about science; the science of meteorology. It is not an environmental issue or a political point of view. It is not something you "believe in". It is either a scientific fact or it isn't. And, after reading dozens of scientific papers on the topic I am absolutely convinced that there is no global warming crisis. "


    Dont ban yourself. The circus can always use another clown.


    Last year was like in the top ten of cold years since they started keeping track in the late 1800s.
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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    So basically, we should wait and see....and hope Al Gore was wrong, or our children will hate us all....I'd rather act, and then turn out to be wrong then to not act, and get screwed.
    And yet, you would condemn Bush's war on Iraq, yes? That was a case where we were dead wrong, but instead of finding out the truth we had to act lest we be killed by WMDs. Great success we had there.

    And what happens if we get screwed trying to prevent something we had no control over? You post as if eliminating CO2 emissions is as easy as flipping a switch. Cap and trade is going to drastically increase energy costs, at a time when we really can't afford it. What happens when we stagnate the economy only to learn that Al Gore was pushing an agenda without any facts to back it up, and once again we acted on media hype and trust for our government without demanding any sort of assurance that this was the right move? Wake up and quit being a sheep. You're falling victim to the scare tactics always used by politicians for whatever it is they want to push, be it the stimulus plan, the war on Iraq, Cap and Trade, you name it.

    honestly, have you considered what would actually happen ifglobal warming is occurring and if we are the cause and if we continue spewing CO2? I mean really... do you think the world is going to end?

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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    Al Gore is your average Establishment rich kid. He compromises his own credibility when he rakes in some $100 million bucks peddling 'carbon credits', an entirely legislative legal fiction being peddled by, well, a career legislator ...

    Nobody should be surprised that many would be suspicious of what he's peddling; he certainly knows how bad that makes him look, and he never really needed the money, so it doesn't really look like he is seriously concerned about it, frankly, just cashing in on hysteria. The right wing isn't credible on this issue, either; they have no problem with pollution or businesses poisoning employees, as a rule, so neither side has much of a moral high ground over the other, and 'science' has always been for sale as well.

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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bootsavich View Post
    And yet, you would condemn Bush's war on Iraq, yes? That was a case where we were dead wrong, but instead of finding out the truth we had to act lest we be killed by WMDs. Great success we had there.

    And what happens if we get screwed trying to prevent something we had no control over? You post as if eliminating CO2 emissions is as easy as flipping a switch. Cap and trade is going to drastically increase energy costs, at a time when we really can't afford it. What happens when we stagnate the economy only to learn that Al Gore was pushing an agenda without any facts to back it up, and once again we acted on media hype and trust for our government without demanding any sort of assurance that this was the right move? Wake up and quit being a sheep. You're falling victim to the scare tactics always used by politicians for whatever it is they want to push, be it the stimulus plan, the war on Iraq, Cap and Trade, you name it.

    honestly, have you considered what would actually happen ifglobal warming is occurring and if we are the cause and if we continue spewing CO2? I mean really... do you think the world is going to end?
    Comparing Iraq and Global Warming is like comparing apples to oranges. It's just not done, because there are too many differences, and one logic doesn't neccessarily apply to the other.

    In Iraq, we were given information that said they might have WMD's. Hussein wasn't acting at all like he had WMD's and the source itself was highly biased in the favor of attack. For global warming, the equivalent would be to say that the earth is getting hot based on information from the transition between summer and winter, and nothing in between.

    Antarctic ice would melt, and once enough of that melted, then the sea levels would raise enough that entire valleys, coastal areas and islands would be under water. Where I live, it will probably be 3 feet underwater. The increase in heat, and the decrease in ozone will allow more UV (a and b) to reach, us and skin cancer will probably become a norm, that is if we don't all die. Ozone is rapidly detioriorating and whether the temperatures stay the same, we have lots more crap reaching and hurting us.
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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    So basically, we should wait and see....and hope Al Gore was wrong, or our children will hate us all....I'd rather act, and then turn out to be wrong then to not act, and get screwed.

    Attempting to make the changes to our nation that are advocated by the global warming extremist would destroy our economy and severely curtail our liberty. I'm not willing to bet that against some bogus scarism supported by junk-science.

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    Re: What Has Influenced Your Views?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Comparing Iraq and Global Warming is like comparing apples to oranges. It's just not done, because there are too many differences, and one logic doesn't neccessarily apply to the other.
    No it isn't. Both are trying to use scare tactics to deceive people into rushing into a decision when the full facts are not available. preventing CO2 emissions is not like brushing your teeth to prevent cavities- it requires more than a few minutes of painless procedure a day. It's much more akin to amputating an arm to prevent the spread of gangrene. Sure, you're safe from the diseases, but you're short an arm.

    In Iraq, we were given information that said they might have WMD's. Hussein wasn't acting at all like he had WMD's and the source itself was highly biased in the favor of attack. For global warming, the equivalent would be to say that the earth is getting hot based on information from the transition between summer and winter, and nothing in between.
    No it isn't. It's like going in without the full facts, when most of the information about the situation comes from groups that are heavily biased towards their own predisposition. The whole thing is a thinly veiled cover to raise taxes on energy. The GW theorists have realized that the media will pick up and run with any disaster story you throw at them- whether it be WMDs, SARS, Anthrax, Swine Flu, Bird Flu, whatever. Whether the threat is real or not, they don't care. Doom sells. The faster you come to realize this the faster you'll be able to escape the herd of sheep you blindly run along with.


    Antarctic ice would melt, and once enough of that melted, then the sea levels would raise enough that entire valleys, coastal areas and islands would be under water. Where I live, it will probably be 3 feet underwater. The increase in heat, and the decrease in ozone will allow more UV (a and b) to reach, us and skin cancer will probably become a norm, that is if we don't all die. Ozone is rapidly detioriorating and whether the temperatures stay the same, we have lots more crap reaching and hurting us.
    You obviously don't now much about ozone. For starters, ozone isn't destroyed by CO2. It's destroyed by atomic oxygen, in the reaction O3 + O->2(O2). You have absolutely no evidence to support this ozone depletion theory. More scare tactics.

    As for ice cap melting, even the GW theorists say that ocean levels will rise by only 8-16 inches between now and the end of the century. 3 feet of water? I think not. The reality is we can reasonably take the time for do research on the situation before acting. No disastrous event will occur even if the GW theory is correct.

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