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Valkenar wrote:Don't you know that global warming, indeed all of environmentalism is just a hoax by liberals to limit people's freedom and turn the world over to communists?
Climate-change deniers can imagine all the hypotheses they like, but it will not change the facts nor "the general induction from the phenomena."
None of this is to say that there are no uncertainties left — there are always uncertainties in any live science. Agreeing about the reality and causes of current global warming is not the same as agreeing about what will happen in the future. There is continuing debate in the scientific community over the likely rate of future change: not "whether" but "how much" and "how soon." And this is precisely why we need to act today: because the longer we wait, the worse the problem will become, and the harder it will be to solve.
Willy wrote:When I was in School the experts were foretelling the coming of the next ice age.
Now the experts are telling us the polar ice cap will melt.
One of these groups might be correct.
But I doubt the sky is falling!
I certainly wouldn't recommend knee jerk reactions in response to either of these apocalyptic predictions. The accuracy of these experts on predicting weather is about the same as those who read tea leaves to guide us.
Clean air makes sense regardless of what falling sky prophecy one chooses to embrace.
To make economic decisions based on this hooey is a grave error imho.
This is an effective add as far as reaching the target audience and recall. It’s a powerful piece, but it is also misleading and fear mongering. It appeals to us on an emotional level to prop up the sky to save our children. I see this campaign in the same light that I view the crap PETA embraces to promote their dogma.
IJ wrote:Norplant for everyone.
IJ wrote:"To make economic decisions based on this hooey is a grave error imho."
Every decision is an economic decision, or nearly so. We chose to eat in, or eat out; these choices entail driving, and gas. We chose how we cook. Whether the food is raised efficiently or not. How the land is managed. whether we buy farm or free range. All of these decisions are economic. If we don't base our economic decisions on environmental values hooey, then we'd blow up our national parks to find gold in em, we'd totally ignore mileage when we bought cars, we'd leave all the lights on all the time if the cost is minimal... it makes no sense. The population explosion will end; the use of fossil fuels will end. Our take over of marsh and forest will end. Why not now before we gamble the future and make the world less pleasant at the same time?
Norplant for everyone.
Do they have the luxury of worrying about the environment? No.
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