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21 minutes ago.
by Kendall78
harryanderson
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Thankfully, the anti-science propaganda campaign surrounding man-made climate change seems to have lost some of its effect.

Are you seeing storm clouds on the horizon? Two recent studies suggest that the latest anti-science campaign is following its forerunners--the propaganda campaigns attempting to refute science that tobacco causes cancer, that CFC's caused the hole in the ozone layer, and so on—into oblivion. Global warming denial seems to have climbed to a peak in 2010, and global warming acceptance is now climbing. This bodes well for rational public policy.

 
 

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harryanderson

I don't know if I've mentioned a revenue- neutral carbon tax. If I did, it was many moons ago.

I'm confident I haven't, as you say, "advocated" it.

How do you feel about it?

Posted 42 days ago.

harryanderson

I don't know if I've mentioned a revenue- neutral carbon tax. If I did, it was many moons ago.

I'm confident I haven't, as you say, "advocated" it.

How do you feel about it?

Posted 42 days ago.

harryanderson

I must go now. It'll give you time to think about the carbon tax issue you impulsively brought up.

Posted 42 days ago.

harryanderson

"Sure Harry won't cost a dime"

Are you suggesting the conservative economists and Republicans are lying when they push a revenue-neutral carbon tax?

Posted 42 days ago.

harryanderson

"Yeah I know you don't either but that's exactly what you advocate"

Not true. I haven't even mentioned taxing carbon until you brought it up. It's dishonest to ascribe positions to me that I haven't taken.

Posted 42 days ago.

harryanderson

"That is the plan, to tax carbon, do you deny that."

I've endorsed no plan except to think about our choices in our personal lives.

But since you've raised it, a number of Republicans have proposed a carbon tax, with 100% of the revenue gain being used to reduce personal and corporate income taxes.

I haven't made my mind up on this proposal. Since you brought up the issue, do you have any thoughts on it?

Posted 42 days ago.

harryanderson

"Then you have Munster on your side, yeah that screams credible."

I know not to whom you refer. Just for the record, I don't take sides in your partisan bickering, and nobody is speaking on my behalf or at my behest. I believe you refer to somebody else being on my side so you won't have to address my post, which concerns how we adjust to a future where we burn less fossil fuel.

Posted 42 days ago.

harryanderson

"You just love to hang on to a phrase and try to parse it into what it's not"

So what does "most likely" mean to you?

Posted 42 days ago.

harryanderson

"Yeah Harry and our use of the horse faded when something better came along, that's a long way from banning horses or taxing them to pay Henry Ford."

I said nothing about banning fossil fuels. Or "taxing them to pay Henry Ford," whatever that means.

Posted 42 days ago.

Ohwiseone

research that is not funded by our government ! ~~~~The dependence on fossil fuel energy sources since the industrial revolution has undoubtedly shaped economic prosperity for the developed world. However, an unfortunate by-product of fossil fuel combustion is the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), an important greenhouse gas that is known to influence long-term climatic variations through its ability to absorb infra-red radiation.

Human emissions of CO2 have resulted in atmospheric levels higher than any period over the last 20 million years. The continued emission of CO2 will lead to widespread climate change related impacts. ~~Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) UNSW Australia, Sydney NSW 2052 Australia All I advocate is there IS research that says man has and will have a role in climate change !

Posted 42 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Well , you don't know anything other than your right-wing brainwashing will let you and I have research from a study that's not funded by the USA ! HMMMMMMM now who would a sane person believe ??Where does Faux get their "research" ?????? Who funds that ????? Who's agenda are they following ????? And most of all Who's agenda are you following ???? Since you all are holding to the official Faux news line-o crap I would like to see the facts you're working from !

Posted 42 days ago.

harryanderson

We agree that our fossil fuel use will "most likely" decrease. Even 2/3 of Republicans, as I pointed out before, say we should decrease our reliance on fossil fuels.

Therefore, it's wise to think and talk about how we will adapt.

Posted 42 days ago.

harryanderson

Evidence that refutes politically and culturally sensitive beliefs can backfire. People can actually adhere to their false beliefs more strongly after seeing evidence that contradicts them.

Brendan Nyhan, PhD., of Dartmouth has found this effect in several issues. In his latest paper, he presented evidence to parents who refused to vaccinate their kids. He and his colleagues concluded:

"Attempts to increase concerns about communicable diseases or correct false claims about vaccines may be especially likely to be counterproductive."

pediatrics.aappublications.or g/content/early/2014/02/25/peds.2013-2365

Posted 42 days ago.

mythravere

True or False Tiredofit.

You will always say that the proof we provide is false even if it is correct and truthful.

True or false Tiredofit?

You are just on here for a cheap laugh by jerking peoples chains?

Posted 42 days ago.

Ohwiseone

I've presented a study that wasn't funded by our government that states climate change is happening and man has a role in it ! Now why don't you present your "FACTS" that you are so very proud of ! Oh wait , YOU DONT HAVE ANY !!!

Posted 42 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Prove to me that this study is biased ! Just one fact , that's all I ask for !!! I didn't think so !

Posted 42 days ago.

Ohwiseone

And tiredbrain the question still is :Where does Faux get their "research" ?????? Who funds that ????? Who's agenda are they following ????? And most of all Who's agenda are you following ???? Since you all are holding to the official Faux news line-o crap I would like to see the facts you're working from !

Posted 42 days ago.

Kendall78

"Notice how the topic is ME"

What an ego. Actually oh self centered one, the topic is about climate change that you don't seem willing to discuss. We keep trying to compromise with you like adults by asking what your criteria is for "proof" but you won't just tell us.

Please define what you would consider proof and we would try to supply it. Is it so hard?

Posted 42 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Qustion is , why here of all the world , why here ?

Posted 42 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Like I said ,"just a Canadian troll" !!!

Posted 42 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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