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.
So many on the left seek to alarm people into actions, using fear to shut down logical thinking and minimize downsides of policy. False equivalences abound as in this piece, making an hypothetical asteroid impact a tool to sermonize about global warming.
We see this technique in our SARS2 epidemic, where fear of an overblown computer-model generated panic drives out acknowledgement of the morbidity and mortality resulting from the measures taken by political authorities.
The SARS2 Models are wrong. When adjusted, there is no improvement. The climate models have had 30 years to show predictive efficacy and have failed, yet are still treated as scripture. Why continue believing these garbage in, garbage out "answers"?
Fool me once, shame on you, fool me a second time, shame on me.
the author writes:
"Second, non-renewable energy is dirty. (Would you rather be locked into an airtight garage with an internal combustion car running, or an electric car running?)"
I guess he's too stupid to realize that the electricity must come from somewhere, most likely from coal or another polluting source, or hydro-electric dams that destroy fish habitats, or windmills that kill millions of birds every year, or photovoltaic cells which create pollution when they manufactured.
yes, I called him stupid, i was being charitable, because what i really meant to say was that he was an evil son-of-a-bitch.
The original reports were based on an insufficient number of observations. Now that we have another 40 years of data, we know it's going to miss.
Plus, by 2062, Elon Musk's successors at SpaceX will probably be able to capture it and steer it into orbit. It would be VERY useful to park a large mass in the L5 point, and make it into a space habitat.
I live in Sydney, Australia. The celestial event I'm looking forward to is a total solar eclipse, Saturday 22nd July 2028, duration more than 3 minutes. It will come to me, I won't have to go anywhere.
I find the economic argument for renewable energy to be the most laughable. If it's so cheap and easy, why aren't people getting rich off of it and becoming overnight Rockefellers? They claim tha solar and wind are so much cheaper than oil and coal, yet they want government to force everything and everyone to use it.
One year after this article was written we have more oil than we have places to store it.
I can safely state that after visiting Maggie’s Farm for what seems to be at least 10 years that this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever read here. And it’s from 2018. Climate Change and Asteroids. Just add-in some Alien landings and I think the “author” read propagandist, would have a movie script.