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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    So, wouldn't we benefit, as a country, from reducing our reliance on fossil fuels?

    .......while simultaneously destroying the competitiveness of our economy and burdening our lower classes with increased energy costs...no.
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Global warming is only a myth to those of double digit IQs, including some very stupid senators who should stick to what they know, if anything.
    I'll trust the scientists as a body.
    Don't trust people, trust evidence. Anyone can lie and we've found lots of instances, such as Rajendra Pachauri, head of the leading global warming watchdog group, who presented the case at Copenhagen that the Himilayas would melt by 2035. He knew for a fact before Copenhagen that his figures were a complete lie, that they had been soundly disproven, but he went ahead so he could make hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money.

    The facts just don't support the claims of the global warming community, sorry.
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Sure, that's entirely fine. Just don't be a part of the insane "the sky is falling" nonsense. There are rational reasons to do it, the end of the world isn't one of them.
    I think that, as a Floridian, I do have to think about the possibility of global warming because if it happened, it would drastically alter life for us, at least.

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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    In my opinion, a lot of the politics around global warming are indeed bunk. For instance, the idea that we should subsidize China in order for them to adopt green technology is ridiculous (although, thanks to our reliance on fossil fuels that has necessitated our current interventionist position, we aren't in any position to reason with China since we owe them billions, if not trillions).

    However, having said that, there is EVERY REASON for us, as a country, to voluntarily reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. We're known for being a country on the cutting edge of innovation, we should be leading the way to the next energy supply for the future, in hopes of marketing our technologies to the world, and protecting our children's heritage.
    That's a task for time and technology, not the federal government. If central planning was a working concept the soviet union would have been a success instead of such a miserable failure.
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I think that, as a Floridian, I do have to think about the possibility of global warming because if it happened, it would drastically alter life for us, at least.
    That's like saying we ought to be buying "asteroid credits" or some stupid sham like that because if a giant asteroid hit the planet, it would drastically alter life for everyone. Falling for a sham is bad no matter what the potential consequences of it being true might be.
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    .......while simultaneously destroying the competitiveness of our economy and burdening our lower classes with increased energy costs...no.
    You don't think that our lower classes would benefit from being engaged in producing technologically advanced sustainable products, such as wind and solar, versus sending their money (and them) overseas to middle eastern countries?

    You presume that sustainable energy would destroy the competitiveness of our economy. I would suggest that America should be leading the way through innovation and development of alternative energy designs...as we always have done in almost every field.

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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That's like saying we ought to be buying "asteroid credits" or some stupid sham like that because if a giant asteroid hit the planet, it would drastically alter life for everyone. Falling for a sham is bad no matter what the potential consequences of it being true might be.
    While the Himalayan glacier isn't melting as fast as was stated by the scientist you mentioned, the artic ice is melting faster.

    Is Antarctic ice melting or growing?

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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I think that, as a Floridian, I do have to think about the possibility of global warming because if it happened, it would drastically alter life for us, at least.
    You also have to worry about; crime, deforestation, loss of habitat, illegal immigration, and fashion disasters. It's a matter of priorities. Having the average temperature of the planet increase by, what is it now, 1/2 of a degree over one century now, maybe, shouldn't be that high on this list.
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    .......while simultaneously destroying the competitiveness of our economy and burdening our lower classes with increased energy costs...no.
    Right! Just like how we shouldn't have switched from horseback to cars, which were much more expensive to the lower classes.

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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    You also have to worry about; crime, deforestation, loss of habitat, illegal immigration, and fashion disasters. It's a matter of priorities. Having the average temperature of the planet increase by, what is it now, 1/2 of a degree over one century now, maybe, shouldn't be that high on this list.
    I tend to focus my energies on deforestation, loss of habitat, illegal immigration, and crime, and leave the fashion emergencies to other people.

    Global warming will not impact me in the South as much as it would someone in the breadbasket of America.

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