Climate Change -- conspiracy theory or is it time we all drive a Prius?

July 2nd, 2019 at 1:00:15 PM permalink
terapined
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In other words, someone cares.

I care
June was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/june-hottest-month-ever-earth-2019-weather-heatwave-hot-a8984691.html?fbclid=IwAR1uoss6sZlcc0qRNuESELbAJqKiMerKkCcoF_GUhNyOo4UwMoap8w_XktY
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
July 2nd, 2019 at 1:21:55 PM permalink
rxwine
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If things start trending in another direction, I'll be just as happy to report it, even if it makes all the fossil fuel advocates happy.
Trump says his supporters are dumber than a sack of rocks
July 2nd, 2019 at 3:02:56 PM permalink
aceofspades
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Hang on--I think the climate just changed again...and again...∞
July 2nd, 2019 at 3:29:11 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: aceofspades
Hang on--I think the climate just changed again...and again...

No kidding, its getting hotter, and weather getting more crazy
Climate change sucks
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July 2nd, 2019 at 4:10:56 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: terapined
I care
June was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth


LOL! When you consider the Earth
has been here for billions of years
and they've been recording temps
for 125 of those years (and not very
well in most of the world till recently)
your statement means absolutely
nothing.

"Climate change sucks"

Beats the alternative, which is death.
Climate has to be in a constant state
of flux or it dies.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 2nd, 2019 at 4:57:48 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Evenbob
LOL! When you consider the Earth
has been here for billions of years
and they've been recording temps
for 125 of those years (and not very
well in most of the world till recently)
your statement means absolutely
nothing.

"Climate change sucks"

Beats the alternative, which is death.
Climate has to be in a constant state
of flux or it dies.


It comes down to what I said earlier, some people's lives are so comfortable their brain needs to be worrying about something. Must be nice.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
July 2nd, 2019 at 7:42:13 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: AZDuffman
It comes down to what I said earlier, some people's lives are so comfortable their brain needs to be worrying about something. Must be nice.


That's how I feel. Wow, you're life
is so perfect, such a well oiled
machine, that you have all this
time to wring your hands over
something you have no control
over whatever. What a colossal
waste of time and energy.

Want something real to be concerned
about? The oceans are being over
fished. Do you you know how much
just one country, like Japan, eats
in just one day? Let alone the rest
of Asia. It's staggering, and if it
keeps up they have a big surprise
coming.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 3rd, 2019 at 4:59:27 AM permalink
SOOPOO
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Quote: Evenbob
That's how I feel. Wow, you're life
is so perfect, such a well oiled
machine, that you have all this
time to wring your hands over
something you have no control
over whatever. What a colossal
waste of time and energy.

Want something real to be concerned
about? The oceans are being over
fished. Do you you know how much
just one country, like Japan, eats
in just one day? Let alone the rest
of Asia. It's staggering, and if it
keeps up they have a big surprise
coming.


You said 'you have no control over whatsoever' in the first paragraph. As an individual, of course you are correct. But laws can affect how much CO2 is produced. Governments, if they want to, do have the power to change how we harness and use energy. A huge tax increase on cars will increase mass transit use. Same with a larger gas tax. Build more nuclear plants to burn less coal. Etc.... You, Bob, through a multitude of previous posts, do not believe that how many cars we have running, how many coal plants we have burning, affects the climate. For those that do, the political process is how they fight it. They might say there is NOTHING more important that they can do.

As far as your fish comment, you are spot on. Managing the food supply for 6 plus billion isn't easy.
July 3rd, 2019 at 5:09:51 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: SOOPOO
You said 'you have no control over whatsoever' in the first paragraph. As an individual, of course you are correct. But laws can affect how much CO2 is produced. Governments, if they want to, do have the power to change how we harness and use energy. A huge tax increase on cars will increase mass transit use. Same with a larger gas tax. Build more nuclear plants to burn less coal. Etc.... You, Bob, through a multitude of previous posts, do not believe that how many cars we have running, how many coal plants we have burning, affects the climate. For those that do, the political process is how they fight it. They might say there is NOTHING more important that they can do.

As far as your fish comment, you are spot on. Managing the food supply for 6 plus billion isn't easy.


All those taxes really do little to solve a problem that does not exist. The USA has the best CO2 reductions. Not from taxes but from use of natural gas.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
July 3rd, 2019 at 11:10:43 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: SOOPOO
For those that do, the political process is how they fight it.


Some people love tilting at windmills.
Somewhere in the world somebody
staves to death every second of every
day. On a planet teeming with food.
Yet the windmill people would rather
wring their hands and worry about
a hoax than do some real good. It's
laughable and tragic at the same time.

"Tilting at windmills is an English idiom that means fighting imaginary enemies. The expression is derived from the 1605 novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, and the word "tilt" in this context comes from jousting."
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.