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96 days ago.
by slinky
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

Now that oil and gas companies see the need to limit GHG emissions, people might begin reducing their carbon emissions.

"The chief executive officers of 10 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies – which together provide almost a fifth of all oil and gas production and supply nearly 10% of the world’s energy – today declared their collective support for an effective climate change agreement to be reached at next month’s 21st session of the United Nations (UN) Conference of Parties to the UN Framework on Climate Change (COP21)."

h ttp://ww w.oilandgasclimateinitiative.co m/news/oil-and-gas-ceos-jointly-declare-action-on-climate-change/

Posted 113 days ago.

harryanderson

Former Bush top economic advisor Greg Mankiw writes, “In 2008, British Columbia introduced a revenue-neutral carbon tax similar to that being proposed for Washington. The results of the policy have been what advocates promised. The use of fossil fuels in British Columbia has fallen compared with the rest of Canada. But economic growth has not suffered.”

Read it again: Economic growth has not suffered.

So more and more conservative Republicans are looking for solutions, and a carbon tax has already been found to be effective.

Posted 120 days ago.

harryanderson

If I may interrupt the childish name-calling, I'd like to point something out.

Conservative economist Greg Mankiw, chair of President Bush's Council of Economic advisors from 2003-2005, and advisor to candidate Mitt Romney from 2006-2012, accepts the conclusions of most climate scientists.

Mankiw wrote, "Sure, there are skeptics about the climate science behind these claims. But science is always a matter of probabilities, not certainties. Even a reasonable skeptic should be willing to embrace modest steps to curb carbon emissions."

Mankiw advocates a carbon tax, with the money raised used to reduce other taxes.

ht tp://ww w.nytimes.co m/2015/09/06/upshot/the-key-role-of-conservatives-in-taxing-carbon.html?_r=0

More and more conservatives are seeing this as a real problem to solve, and not a political/cultural issue. That's good.

Posted 120 days ago.

RANDOM21

Sorry, I'm not a democrat.

Posted 121 days ago.

RANDOM21

The Chihuahua has got a bite of the pant leg and will bark and snarl without letting go and getting on with life. They have been known to starve to death in their pursuit,but they are still just a yapping ankle biter, causing no real harm, never knowing when to shut up and go away.

Posted 122 days ago.

RANDOM21

About what?

Posted 122 days ago.

RANDOM21

About what?

Posted 122 days ago.

RANDOM21

About what?

Posted 122 days ago.

RANDOM21

<b> We need to solve this global warming problem as fast as we can. No amount of money should be spared with borrowing from China a top priority. Shutdown all the plants and coal burning power houses and stop it now. Kill as many babies as the abortion mills can. Reduce the population of older people as they are just burdensome CO2 producers. We can stop it without bothering us just them.

Posted 126 days ago.

RANDOM21

With the amount of hot air expended by Owhizone I'm starting to believe man is capable of heating the atmosphere. Maybe a pox on all liberal democrats would solve the problem of climate change and also the majority problem of gun violence as a bonus

Posted 128 days ago.

absolem

Lets get back to the weather....i need help building my ARK dang it!!!!!

Posted 129 days ago.

absolem

so all of this is the positive effect of unionization...an unending argument over a glorified employment agency...geesh. who really cares.

Posted 129 days ago.

absolem

Maybe we will have to agree that we all exhibit something "special" from time to time. justification comes in the form of everyone does it. there are many things that everyone does but the trick is learning to refrain from doing them. many consider laws to be nothing but "bowling alley bumpers".

Posted 130 days ago.

absolem

No problem Stillhere. i enjoy both of you and many others that post. i don't think you need my help and if for any reason you did...i would do what i could. although our friend OWO hates liars by his own admission, it appears as if you are the only liar he attacks...oh and all republicans. but....he is more than willing to defend those in power or those that agree with him politically or otherwise. i do think those we hire to handle the publics business should be questioned and observed at every turn....just like a two-year old...other wise the little buggers get into everything and make a mess. see the similarities between government and toddlers?

Posted 130 days ago.

absolem

OWO...your ! doesn't really bother me at all. it was more of an observation. we all our little ticks. things that make us all different. while i would love to honor your request, i know that Stillhere is quite capable of understanding any word in your post. but keep in mind if i thought it was really needed i would help you out for sure.

Posted 130 days ago.

absolem

i have a thing with .......'s. so i understand your psychosis and need to have comfort in consistency. cancel this weeks therapy. haha

Posted 130 days ago.

absolem

OWO...a personal question for you? do you by chance have a personalized license plate with just the exclamation point? you seem to be overly attached to it when you post. forum binky perhaps?

Posted 130 days ago.

absolem

I missed your "out" in your statement. that was probably a good idea to include. you don't want to appear too prejudiced or judgemental.

Posted 130 days ago.

absolem

*occupation/hobby...also my mention of Moderation as an example was used solely to provide someone who chicken farms but you seem to like or at least refrain from insults and not to take away from Stillhere and their intelligence. all of you have intelligence and serious thought...what is severely lacking in some cases is a genuine lack of insulting sense of humor. life screws us everyday... if possible...why do it to ourselves or others for that matter. Point vs. Counter-Point seems to be the name of the game on these chat-boards. Marietta and this one. anyway i have to get busy put on some music, enjoy yourself and be safe.

Posted 130 days ago.

absolem

"After all , most chicken farmers arent very bright !" OWO....i am truly surprised at your statement. do you not consider moderation bright? he seems to be an intelligent and resonable individual. i think it might do you well to educate yourself in the science of chicken farming. i understand you and stillhere like to bicker and sling mud with insults....but you of all people should appreciate a needed, respected and legal occupation...even if you don't agree with the person.

Posted 130 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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