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2 days ago.
by mythravere
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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Tiredofit

sure harry. ask your buddies how old the earth is and if there is a GOD.

Posted 412 days ago.

harryanderson

AaronS,

I quite agree with you that we should re-activate our nuclear power program. As you rightly state, it's one of the best options we have available at the present time.

However, I don't agree that "they're doing nothing but playing politics with fossil fuels as a means of taxing it in just another redistribution of wealth scheme."

I know some who are studying the effects of anthropogenic carbon on climate, and they are definitely not "playing politics" or in any way involved in a "distribution of wealth scheme." These whom I know, like me, see it as an engineering rather than a political problem.

Posted 412 days ago.

RANDOM21

There's a new kid in town, or at least Herman has a new name. He also just discovered copy and paste.

Posted 414 days ago.

The Thorium Fuel Cycle has been around since the early 60's so research is nothing new. It's another area of nuclear energy in which the left will allow research but if full scale production is proposed, they go ballistic and start filing lawsuits. That's the reason there have been no new nuclear power plants placed in commission since the 60's. Until the left gets serious about replacing fossil fuels with something that is actually viable, I'll stand by my assessment that they're doing nothing but playing politics with fossil fuels as a means of taxing it in just another redistribution of wealth scheme.

As for the safety record, of the 99 listed nuclear accidents on file, Chernobyl is the only one that has associated loss of life. The others were contained. Given the scrutiny of nuclear energy, it is as safe as they come, at least in my humble opinion.

Posted 417 days ago.

Tiredofit

For many the anonymous nature of this forum leads to false bravado and the keyboard hero syndrome. I am just the same either way, if you don't like me here, well.... We wouldn't get along anywhere.

Posted 417 days ago.

mythravere

One last thing. The opinions I have on here are in no way reflective of how I am in person. If we couldn't get along face to face it wouldn't be my fault.

Thats the kind of person I am. I keep to myself and my own business. I like peace and quiet at home except when I am blasting my favorite metal bands and watch mostly the History Channels and Documentaries etc. With war history and technological history being my favorite subjects. I have probably literally a ton of books with every single issue of National Geographic from January 1980 to December 1989 with lots in between.

I am sorry I called you a name but I can get a little fiery at times. But I think that is better than being one of the thousands who dont have any opinion at all and know more about pop stars than their very own country.

Just saying.

Posted 418 days ago.

mythravere

To that you can add their willingness to allow a corporation to walk right over a person and get away with it.

I've also never forgiven them for their warmongering ways. The Iraq war was for oil and oil alone. To bad that failed. China is reaping the rewards of that war.

It all comes down to this. Speak to me but dont dictate to me. Make me your enemy and I'll be your enemy.

Posted 418 days ago.

mythravere

As for being afraid of my own convictions. Not sure if that was being directed at me but I aint afraid of mine.

I agree with quite a bit the right has to say in regards to the issues we face. But its the attitude that turns me away. And there is a lot of distortion of the facts and outright lying going on. Both sides do this. But its the right who actually concerns me the most. There are some things they bring to the table that I can not support. Most of that surrounds foreign policy and issues of belief.

Posted 418 days ago.

mythravere

Hey I agree with you. I believe in nuclear energy. Its problems are technical in nature and surmountable. Especially promising is a thorium fuel reactor. Look it up. But some people are rightfully afraid of nuclear energy.

Who's to blame for that. The people that let disasters happen!

Posted 418 days ago.

I've never said climate change doesn't exist. Clearly the climate is changing and has been since the dawn of time. I don't even deny that man is contributing to it. The mere act of any mammal passing myth affects the climate. I don’t even deny that burning fossil fuels has an effect.

What I don’t believe though is the way to combat it is by passing a tax to consumers or wasting the tax dollars of hard working Americans on unproven technologies that do not have the capability to supplement our energy needs. When the left starts pushing for the only true viable replacement to fossil fuels, nuclear, then I’ll think you’re serious. Until then, like everything else, you’re playing politics.

As for being termed an a55hole, I have no problem with that. Anyone that knows me knows where I stand and what I’m thinking. For me, I’d rather be a true a55hole then a whining b!+ch afraid of my own core convictions.

Posted 418 days ago.

mythravere

Oh yea when I used to deny climate change Tiredofit. I used every argument that you used.

The one consideration I kept looking over was energy. Our energy sources can be seen as noose slowly tightening around necks. It will run out. It will get expensive..big time.

Do we really want to wait until we go over that cliff? How can our economy grow again when there is a built in break that is energy prices waiting to be engaged when the prices get to harmfully high levels.

Taking care of our energy problem will help with our climate problem. If it can be helped. I think adaptation is going to be the real key to a future with climate change.

Posted 418 days ago.

mythravere

Its real easy to sit back and make claims of the ol pot calling the kettle black.

But seriously. You guys saying climate change isn't real. Its not man made. Its just not something that can be denied if you look at the science and only the science.

You cant do that. How you see things is filtered through a lens of pure unabashed political distortion.

But you'll have that when your thoughts are dictated by group think.

Pot calling kettle....pot calling kettle..where are you? LOL!!!!!!

Posted 418 days ago.

mythravere

Nope cant name one because I dont really care about them at this time.

What you guys dont know is that my opinions on a range of issues have changed over time. After 9-11. Watched Fox News all the time. I used to deny climate change myself. I used to identify with Republicans mostly.

One thing that I have never been able to stand though is an a55hole. So I guess you know why I aint a card carrying member! LOL!

Posted 418 days ago.

Tiredofit

Myth can you name ONE notable lefty who doesn't believe in man made climate change?

Posted 418 days ago.

"Harry you must realize and come to terms with the fact that those with whom you converse with on here are incapable of dealing with a nuanced opinion. They only see things in black or white,on or off."

Pot, meet kettle.

Posted 418 days ago.

RANDOM21

Got to be careful Harry, this is WV. When you said you had a niece sister and girlfriend it could be construed as one woman. (Couldn't help myself). And if you happen to be a woman also, there's nothing wrong with that, either.

Posted 419 days ago.

harryanderson

Maybe the world needs people who don’t pay a lot of attention to nuance. Maybe such people act more forcefully and decisively in emergencies.

Maybe the world also needs people who pay a lot of attention to nuance. Maybe such people help keep the other kind from acting impulsively.

Maybe we all have our strengths.

Just maybe.

Posted 419 days ago.

Tiredofit

Yeah myth, I am incapable of nuanced argument, you are so superior in your views.

Posted 419 days ago.

Tiredofit

We watch as the left target those that disagree with them with IRS audit.

Posted 419 days ago.

Tiredofit

cast stones often Myth

Posted 419 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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