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.
The climate gods are angry. What a wonderful (and thoroughly modern) thing to teach a child.
Coming in part two: how the gods of increased socialist taxes were satisfied with more from poor people, how the gods of left-wing political selfishness were able to be fed to bursting and yet how the gods of climate were miffed because it did no good at all.
I always had a few disagreements with the AGW advocates, mainly they talk stupid and crazy.
First they claim carbon dioxide acts like a greenhouse and traps heat. Well, a greenhouse works by preventing convection. A gas doesn't prevent convection and can't trap heat. I have a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher in my kitchen and if it trapped heat it would become hotter and hotter.
Next they claim they can foretell the future and control the climate. When you ask for some examples of where they have performed this feat, they haven't any. Anybody that makes these claims is crazy.
Ray, I am a bigger skeptic than you are, but your argument about the fire extinguisher is bunk.
The reason the CO2 fire extinguisher works is that it cuts off the flow of oxygen to the flame, breaking the fire triangle.
If you were to seriously promote this as an argument against AGW, you would make all of the skeptics look silly.
The more proper question to ask is "What IS the optimum climate and global temperature?"
If they can't answer that, they shouldn't be engaging in expensive games to tinker with the climate.
If they DO give you an answer, they need to back it up with science. Showing you pictures from Kilimanjaro from 100 years ago only bolsters the notion that the climate was perfect 100 years ago, and they need to explain WHY that is the best climate for the Earth, for mankind, and for all life here.
It's very interesting that the very ideas that made our country exceptional in the world, one based on freedom for the individual, is now under attack from leftists everywhere. And none more damaging than those in our country - how does this happen? In history, kinds and dictators were the rule, not the exception and this experiment with liberty has been a huge success, even though there are also problems which the free market and citizens deal with much more efficiently and morally that any government. Is is starting in the schools, as more radical, socialist, union members "teach" our kids. A teacher who has the gall to have their students read George Washington's Farewell address with have the ACLU down their throats!! It is sickening - please youth of American read our Declaration of Independence, Constitution and while you are at it - Animal Farm. Some pigs are more equal than others, ya know.