"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
1. existing perpetually; everlasting, esp. without significant change.
The icecaps are not permanent, they will disappear in the future..
edit: and you gave a link to some random book for sale at Amazon, that does little to bolster your case.
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Just what are the potentially damaging effects of altering our energy consumption behaviour?
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
I don't believe the government should be mandating what I buy. If they can tell me what kind of car I can drive, they can tell me what kind of house I can live. If they can tell me what kind of house i can live they can tell me where I should live. If they can tell me I can't buy a sports car they can tell me I can't pay to go skiing cause its leisure and if they can tell me i can't go skiing they can tell me i can't go shooting and if they can tell me i can't go shooting they can tell me i can't go buying a gun, and on and on. The government has no business getting into the legislation of what kind of things I can buy unless there is some SEVERE state interest imho.
However those are not the extreme type things. However telling businesses they must spend thousands to millions of dollars to make their business "Greener", causing them to diverge money and profits towards that rather than improving a product, research and design, or employee's is bad. Taking peoples hard earned money away from them in a form of a tax or a fine for not being "Green enough" in the additions or changes to their home is basically the government forcing them to spend money one way or another that is not of their choosing. Telling car companies they must spend money on research for "greener" cars instead of spending that money on other things that may increase the likelihood of making their cars attractive to consumers is bad.
I think people should recycle, I commend people that CHOOSE for THEMSELVES to purchase a car with good fuel economy, I think its simply smart to not turn on the AC or the heat in my house or apartment until its actually needed. Nothing wrong with these thigns.
I don't think the government should be mandating anyone do these things. Especially for as flimsy as a reason as Global Warming of which our affect on it may be large or small, whose affects may hurt us in decades or in centuries, of which our changes may or may not actually do anything to stop. Those pushing for such gigantic changes are either those who are simply using the theory as a means of pushing a political agenda, or those that are being decieved by them into thinking that this is simply wholey a benevolent cause to "save the earth".
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"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
“We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
What's changed since then, and how do you know?
Be sure to factor in the recent revelations regarding the cooking of the termperature data books.
And then, what's to say that 30 years from now, we will not have learned more, and found that the "global warming' scare was unfounded?