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4 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2013 - 12:00PM #1
mountain_man
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According to Scientific American; "Safe Limit for Global Warming Is Lowered Dramatically by Experts."

From the article: Unless significant, steady reductions in the emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels begin extremely soon, the Earth might be much closer to potentially catastrophic warming than is widely believed. So argues climatologist James Hansen of the Columbia University Earth Institute and an international team of colleagues in a new analysis published today in the journal PLOS One. Their paper further underscores other recent studies showing that even small delays in shrinking the industrial output of carbon dioxide (CO2) could steeply complicate not only attempts to temper climate change but also any attempts by future generations to adapt to it.

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4 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2013 - 1:58PM #2
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Dec 4, 2013 -- 12:00PM, mountain_man wrote:

According to Scientific American; "Safe Limit for Global Warming Is Lowered Dramatically by Experts."

From the article: Unless significant, steady reductions in the emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels begin extremely soon, the Earth might be much closer to potentially catastrophic warming than is widely believed. So argues climatologist James Hansen of the Columbia University Earth Institute and an international team of colleagues in a new analysis published today in the journal PLOS One. Their paper further underscores other recent studies showing that even small delays in shrinking the industrial output of carbon dioxide (CO2) could steeply complicate not only attempts to temper climate change but also any attempts by future generations to adapt to it.

Here's the rest of the story.



Yawn.




“So long as there is squalor in the world, those obsessed with social justice feel obliged not only to live in it themselves but also to spread it evenly.”

http://takimag.com/article/the_ugly_truth_theodore_dalrymple
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4 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2013 - 1:59PM #3
TemplarS
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What is this guy, a Marxist?

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4 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2013 - 2:04PM #4
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Dec 4, 2013 -- 1:59PM, TemplarS wrote:

What is this guy, a Marxist?


He must be since he disagrees with the fascist Regressives.


Have you noticed that it is only Regressives that make this political? To everyone else this is science.

Dave - Just a Man in the Mountains.

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.   Isaac Asimov
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4 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2013 - 2:05PM #5
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Dec 4, 2013 -- 1:59PM, TemplarS wrote:


What is this guy, a Marxist?




Just a guy who makes a living out of scaring the rubes with the eco-apocalypse.  He is the Harold Camping of the secularists.

“So long as there is squalor in the world, those obsessed with social justice feel obliged not only to live in it themselves but also to spread it evenly.”

http://takimag.com/article/the_ugly_truth_theodore_dalrymple
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4 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2013 - 4:56PM #6
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Dec 4, 2013 -- 2:04PM, mountain_man wrote:


Dec 4, 2013 -- 1:59PM, TemplarS wrote:

What is this guy, a Marxist?


He must be since he disagrees with the fascist Regressives.


Have you noticed that it is only Regressives that make this political? To everyone else this is science.




Lol. Only someone blind to reality would think that "only Regressives" make this political. The rest of us live in reality. The truth is, both sides make it political.


Must be nice to live in a world where the Left can do no wrong.

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4 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2013 - 5:01PM #7
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Dec 4, 2013 -- 4:56PM, MMarcoe wrote:

Lol. Only someone blind to reality would think that "only Regressives" make this political. The rest of us live in reality. The truth is, both sides make it political.


Not true, and you know it.


Must be nice to live in a world where the Left can do no wrong.


I have never said any such thing, but I understand your ego needs to see it that way.

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There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.   Isaac Asimov
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4 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2013 - 5:17PM #8
TemplarS
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Well, yeah, there are maybe a few on the left who actually want what this gentleman says to be true.


As for me: I really, really, really, really, really hope he is wrong. I would be delighted if he were wrong. I would dance in the street if global warming turns out to be a fiction.  I would not wish this on our planet for all the political capital in the galaxy.


But all the wishing and hoping I can muster cannot convince me that he is in fact wrong. 


 


 

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4 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2013 - 5:41PM #9
MMarcoe
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Dec 4, 2013 -- 5:01PM, mountain_man wrote:


Dec 4, 2013 -- 4:56PM, MMarcoe wrote:

Lol. Only someone blind to reality would think that "only Regressives" make this political. The rest of us live in reality. The truth is, both sides make it political.



Not true, and you know it.




This is something that is or is not verifiable, and you know it. We've heard both Democrats and Republicans make it a political issue.


You can't hide from the fact that your beloved Left makes a lot of things political.

1. Extremists think that thinking means agreeing with them.
2. There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth.
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4 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2013 - 6:31PM #10
SeraphimR
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Dec 4, 2013 -- 5:17PM, TemplarS wrote:


Well, yeah, there are maybe a few on the left who actually want what this gentleman says to be true.


As for me: I really, really, really, really, really hope he is wrong. I would be delighted if he were wrong. I would dance in the street if global warming turns out to be a fiction.  I would not wish this on our planet for all the political capital in the galaxy.


But all the wishing and hoping I can muster cannot convince me that he is in fact wrong. 


 


 




His predictions have turned out wrong in the past.

“So long as there is squalor in the world, those obsessed with social justice feel obliged not only to live in it themselves but also to spread it evenly.”

http://takimag.com/article/the_ugly_truth_theodore_dalrymple
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