We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I was curious about the "leaving a climate they can't control" commentary. Was he referring to the CIA's drought and hurricane machines, which have caused so much havoc lately? They won't work in the future? (and yes, I know weather isn't climate for all the trolls just waiting...)
Who knows what this silly twit is referring to - could be the aliens from outer space that built Machu Picchu or the Pyramids or the Nazca Desert lines for all we know.
Hansen only goes to prove TB's theory about higher education - most PhDs are stupid as hell.
What a dumbass. You'd think at some point, if he was a real climatologist, that he'd give it up and say "whoops - sorry, my bad". But he can't because Global Warming is a money machine for him and his cohorts. Just recently he was granted $750,000 by the Open Society group (George Soros) to preach the gospel of AGW. Dude - that's some serious coin. Last year, he got some god awful amount of money from a consortium of "greenie" groups to do the same. Total net income last year was $1.6 million dollars from outside groups plus $30-50K in travel expenses - First Class of course. And he's pulling down a decent NASA salary.
Actually, Hansen is still publishing high impact papers, including recent studies in the journals Nature, Climate Dynamics, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Quite so. China's rapid growth has led to numerous problems. Frankly, they are choking on their own success: pollution, overcrowding, corruption and unrealistic expectations. Most of their recent growth is due to the process of industrialization, spurred on by government policy, whereby subsistence agricultural workers have been moved into high-GDP jobs in manufacturing. Industrial growth of this sort can continue only until most workers have been integrated into the industrial economy.
Once initial industrialization is complete, China will have to work to improve efficiency, and this will require political liberalization. It's an open question whether China is capable of making such a transition, but it is still in the realm of possibility. Lacking significant political changes, rising expectations will cause increasing instability, both those in the middle classes who want a better life for their children, and among those heretofore left out of the benefits of industrialization.
In the longest term, of course, it is hoped that the Chinese people as a whole will be able to benefit from modernization and development. Ultimately, if they can solve their problems, then GDP per capita will rise to reach levels in the West—as it should. And that means the Chinese people will demand as much say in the affairs of the world as the U.S. and other Western powers.
--one of the world's 'social justice problems' is just that--that no matter what, no future populace will enjoy the latter 20th century's population-to-oil ratio, unless the population is radically reduced. Maurice Strong, BTW, was at last word living in Beijing.
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I thought Maggie's Farm would find this interesting....
Noonan's Kennedyesque Grace: was Grace the name of yet another pretty young thing that the oversexed Jack boinked? Enough with JFK, a serial womanizer, overrated and overconfident President who---with the advice of his nasty little brother Bobby--- almost started a nuclear war on our own doorstep because of his missteps in foreign policy, all the while chasing the skirts under the nose of his wife who loyally changed the soiled sheets in the White House. At least BHO keeps his pants zipped outside the family living quarters, something Jack could never do.
That was a good one, Buddy. I had a JFK campaign poster on my closet door when I was a kid. While my losing track of it unintentionally reflects my change in politics, it would still be nice to have kept it, if only for selling.
--just on the skirt-chasing part, in all fairness, JFK was part of his times --jr high and high schoolers of that time remember aspiring to, a little, for awhile, in our dreams, being a 'Playboy' and hangin' out in Vegas wit' da Rat Pack, having a James Bond job with that 007 license to kill, and there was the president, JFK, these studs were 'cutters' and 'swordsmen' of the 'four F club' --'find 'em, feel 'em, f*** 'em, forget 'em'. And da broads, da broads LOVED it! Or so it was said. My own phase in that milieu was extraordinarily non-spectacular --'dry spell'? Oh, arid, ARID!