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10 hours 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

Prominent commenters on both sides of this debate have an anti-science bias.

Climate change skeptics say acceptors are irrational and acceptors say skeptics are irrational.

Dan Kahan of Yale Law School wrote in Nature:

“If anything, social science suggests that citizens are culturally polarized because they are, in fact, too rational — at filtering out information that would drive a wedge between themselves and their peers.”

“Positions on climate change have come to signify the kind of person one is. People whose beliefs are at odds with those of the people with whom they share their basic cultural commitments risk being labelled as weird and obnoxious in the eyes of those on whom they depend for social and financial support.”

ww w.nature.co m/news/why-we-are-poles-apart-on-climate-change-1.11166

In other words, peoples’ groups influence their opinions more than empirical evidence.

Posted 352 days ago.

Thatsabsurd

ust wondering what the latest imbecile idiocy the Globewarmers are spouting now.

LOL What a group if idiots.

Posted 353 days ago.

Thatsabsurd

ust wondering what the latest imbecile idiocy the Globewarmers are spouting now.

LOL What a group if idiots.

Posted 353 days ago.

mythravere

Fear happens to be one of the main influences on conservatives of Tiredofits stripe.

They fear so much. Fear isn't a bad thing though its just something that has to be kept in check.

Take a conspiracy theorist for example. The fear of what they think is in the works is so paralyzing that they can not and will not acknowledge a fact that counters an idea they hold.

Fear is the mindkiller.

Posted 358 days ago.

harryanderson

I knew of a boy whose family moved several states away. His new neighborhood had several bullies in it. The boy’s Dad warned him that he would have to fight, and advised the boy to take on the biggest bully first. When the biggest bully shoved him, the boy fought back and received a black eye for his efforts.

But the boy gained courage, which, according to Theodore Roosevelt, only comes from facing danger.

In the months afterwards, the lesser bullies in the neighborhood tried to pick on the smaller boy a few times, but they always weaseled out when he stood his ground.

Here’s the irony: Most of the bullies who weaseled probably could have whipped the boy, but they lacked courage, which put them at a disadvantage.

Courage keeps the mind productive, but fear paralyzes it.

As the Bible says, “We have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Posted 358 days ago.

mythravere

Yep billions of tons of carbon being released into the atmosphere does nothing to said atmosphere!

Another one bites the dust!

Posted 358 days ago.

Tiredofit

Now you two can continue to preach to each other undisturbed by reason. I'm the only on that's kept this goofy thread alive, I shall remedy that.

Posted 358 days ago.

Tiredofit

You are correct about one thing Harry, faith needs no proof. Global warming is indeed a religion to some and no amount of logic or fact will dissuade them.

Posted 358 days ago.

Tiredofit

There is NO PROOF that man is causing the planet to warm or cool.You can talk all you want but the FACT IS there are only theories and suggested links. Temperatures have leveled in the last 15 years or so and co2 levels have continued to rise. Believe as you will.

Posted 358 days ago.

mythravere

One could add a fifth box and pump some methane into it along with a mixture of normal air and Co2 that correlates with global co2 levels.

I am not sure how it could be done but it would be necessary to add humidity in the mix to replicate the effect of water vapor on the temperature along with the gas mix and how it affects the temps also.

Posted 359 days ago.

mythravere

And just so you know tired of it. The question of whether or not Co2 is indeed a heat trapping gas is testable even by folks like you and me.

Four plexiglas boxes and some co2 and o2 is all you need. Plus some temperature sensors.

I'd go into detail on how to do it but I gotta feeling you could care less.

Posted 359 days ago.

mythravere

"Harry I don't need to prove a thing to you"

I have told others on here that if you have the facts to back up your claims you have nothing to fear in putting those facts on the table.

Anyone that makes a claim and will not back it up is being dishonest.

Simple as that.

Posted 359 days ago.

harryanderson

“Since you cannot prove that there is a God and that the earth was formed in 6 days, and we all came from Adam and Eve I will say your belief is without merit as well.”

I didn’t ask you to believe these things. If you say that my belief “that there is a God” is “without merit,” you certainly have the right to do so!

My belief in God is a matter of faith. Matters of faith aren’t based on evidence, just as your belief that ““funding is dependent (sic) on those findings” is a matter of faith.

Posted 359 days ago.

Tiredofit

Is this some twisted attempt to go out into the digital mission fields and help us poor hillbillies?

Posted 359 days ago.

Tiredofit

Really Harry, isn't there some local paper that has a forum for you to post you sage and Godly advice? Perhaps you consider it your duty to minister to the lowly West Virginians. Is that it?

Posted 359 days ago.

Tiredofit

What a fraud you are Harry.

Posted 359 days ago.

Tiredofit

Someone that believes the human race comes from Adam and Eve demands scientific proof> HOW IRONIC>

Posted 359 days ago.

Tiredofit

That's fine, you have no more proof that there is a cause and effect of the warming hysteria. Since you cannot prove that there is a God and that the earth was formed in 6 days, and we all came from Adam and Eve I will say your belief is without merit as well.

Posted 359 days ago.

harryanderson

True. You don't have to prove a thing to me.

Since you can't (or won't) provide evidence to support your claim, I'm at liberty to judge that no evidence supports your claim, and that said claim is unworthy of serious consideration.

Posted 359 days ago.

Tiredofit

Thanks for looking past the syntax, its big of you

Posted 359 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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