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Monday, July 1. 2013
The more options we have, the better off we are. It's as simple as that.
So, imagine how thrilling it was to discover that bad ol' carbon dioxide was no longer suspected in the race to see which substance (carbon dioxide, ozone, second-hand smoke, liberal thought) would destroy the planet first.
The verdict is in, the debate is over.
So, while granting that it'll take another half-century for things to return to normal, at least we're headed in the right direction. Thank goodness we can put that little problem to rest!
If you, yourself, happen to blunder upon one of those old, outdated "global warming" articles, please inform everybody there that the latest scientific evidence is in and that they no longer have to worry. It's all getting better. I'm sure this will come as a big relief to everyone.
If, however, you, yourself, remain one of those 'skeptics' we read about in Time Magazine and you're convinced that, despite the latest science, Anthropogenic Chlorofluorocarbonic Warming is not the bad guy here, well, remember what I said about 'options'?
The most wonderful aspect of the climate debate at this moment in time, and a point simply no one could contend, is how many choices we now have:
— If you believe the science, then it's clear that Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is the villain.
— If, however, you believe the science, then there's no question that Natural Global Colding (NGC) is the true menace.
— On the other hand, if you believe the science, then it's obvious that Anthropogenic Chlorofluorocarbonic Warming (ACW) is the real threat.
— And, for those who believe the science, it's crystal-clear that Natural Global Warming (NGW) is what's really goin' on.
It's all about the science, folks, and the wonderful options it provides.
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It's All About "Choice"
The most wonderful aspect of the climate debate at this moment in time, and a point simply no one could contend, is how many choices we now have: — If you believe the science, then it's clear that Anthropogenic Global...
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"It's all about the science, folks, and the wonderful options it provides."
Given what science is supposed to be all about, that's a great line. :-)
Doc's Evolutionary Scale:
— Everybody else
— Used car salesmen
— Dog drool
— Climate scientists
— Pond scum
No offense meant to pond scum, of course, but I'm sure it'll be taken that way.
I thought it was acid rain and depletion of the rain forests? Have I been asleep? You can ignore any sentence which uses both "science" and "believe" (excluding this one).
Absolutely. As noted in the Bill of Rights, that's what "freedom of science" is all about. Bless our Founding Fathers and their far-seeing vision!
"Have I been asleep?"
Nope, you're right on track. Acid rain, of course, is condensed CFC droplets, and one light pelting will destroy any rain forest within 350 miles due to the 'runoff effect'. I believe there's only one left standing at this point, a 2-mile square outside of Rio they're keeping under a big tarp.
"You can ignore any sentence which uses both "science" and "believe" (excluding this one)."
Wise advice. Myself, I find it easiest to simply always put the words "science" and "scientist" in quotes. That way, I know my back is covered.
"Have I been asleep?"
Old Dollhouse quotation?
The show's premise, that personalities and knowledge could be downloaded into a "Dolls" brain was just a speeded up version of what todays Universities and Colleges are actually doing. It's the same deal, the young give up freedom of choice and all resistance in exchange for four years of life in a sexy co-ed dorm with all their needs fulfilled.
When they leave, they are "right-thinking".
Well, as I understand it, this "global warming" has been going on for 15K years, and significant manufacturing 300 (+?) years, and SUVs maybe 30 years... So, I'm for it!
Of all the ironies of the AGW debate, certainly at the top of the list is the fact that the vast majority of nations who believe in it would benefit immensely from slightly warmer weather. If Peru wants to bitch and moan, great. But Canada? Germany? Scandinavia? Classically "cold" countries? You honestly have to wonder what the people living there actually think as they're still donning their winter garb in the middle of May.
--i don't think anyone actually believes ANY of the progressive science-social futurama benders blenders. What they DO believe is, you should want to believe it. Believe in believing it, so to speak.
That's why they get so frustrated, and fantasoze about putting you behind some sort of real or virtual barbed wire where they can reward and punish you as needed until you learn that they're not asking you for anything difficult (not past handing over your property, anyway).
They ask, "How hard is it to just learn a few slogans? NOT hard at all! Easy as falling off a log! So WHY won't you just DO it?"
It's a war between Genesis and the occult. Really --look at the words, 'Genes Is' vs the "O" cult.
What, no Lawyers??? Telemarketers??? Proctologists?? Jehovah Witnesses??
Apparently, the hockey stick is dead, dead, dead. It's been retracted as evidence of "global warming".
I protest your use of Futurama and Bender in the same sentence as global warming.
When they chanted their three words, I answered "No, you won't"
One good thing about drones and those on the dole - they have fortitude of jello (minus Jack Benny)
Very important difference between the CFs and CO2.
The CFs are manufactured by specific means and control by legislation isn't a huge deal. Substitutes are available although they don't work as well or we wouldn't be using the CFs.
But CO2 can only be controlled by controlling nearly all of man's activities and the entire economy. It would also help a great deal if cow's wouldn't fart. Aerosol production is also closely related to fossil fuel use. And that makes figuring out climate much harder.
The hockey stick was all numbers and no poetry --and numbers, understood as integers, can't be understood as romance.
It was almost inevitable that there'd be a mix-up on this distinction, owing to the mix-up as to whether or not the categorical imperative of the condition 'radical' is that it can develop only in a state of being un-tenured.
Or over-ironied, without apparent awareness.
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." said Keats.
The hocky stick syndrome is to paint your apples orange, and then try to sell them --as APPLES!
Sure you can disposit and dissemble reams on why paint is paint and it's only paint, so won't you please buy these orange apples.
But they were already apples! Why on earth did you have to go paint them orange?
Oh, i see --because you have tenure, there happened to be no real reason NOT to.
Yes, yes, you're right, i see your point, and well-said, sir madam.
But really, let's talk turkey --c'mon, admit it --deep in your heart of hearts, you know that someday your soul is going to blurt it out: the green radical is a vampire, the academy of tenure its daylight coffin, and it is slavering for the immortal (helpless, unborn, third-world, left-side of bell-curve, dis-armed Jesus-cracker) blood of innocents.
This will never die. The politicians realized this scam could be used more effectively then anything else they ever thought of to tax, tax, tax. The "scientists" realized it means million perhaps billions in subsidizing their work (salaries). This is literally the goose that lays golden eggs so the powers that be would rather kill off the skeptics then the goose.
Next time some fool tries to tell you that "carbon" [by which they mean CO2; a tiny trace gas] is the cause of 'global warming', show 'em this chart:
Ask them to explain why temperature has been going down, while CO2 has been going up. For years and years...
The most galling of all is the hypocrisy, contempt, and cynicism delivered with such bald, naked sanctimony by the party that ''looks out for the little guy''.