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3 days 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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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 416 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 416 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 416 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 416 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 416 days ago.

Tiredofit

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

Posted 416 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 416 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 417 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 417 days ago.

Tiredofit

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

Posted 417 days ago.

Tiredofit

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

Posted 417 days ago.

Tiredofit

cast stones often Myth

Posted 417 days ago.

Tiredofit

Myth, it is the LEFT that requires you to believe as they do or they brand you a racist, denier anti woman etc.

Posted 417 days ago.

Tiredofit

The old Myth arrives

Posted 417 days ago.

mythravere

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.

You either march to the same beat as them or you aren't one of them.

By their own actions it can be shown that they are incapable of any sort of flexibility in the way in which they view the various issues that we face.

The group is what defines how they see issues. The won't and can't go outside the purview of the group in which they reside.

When dealing with such an uncompromising and staunch group of people coming to an understanding on things is as likely to happen as joining a wall in a lively conversation.

They will shoot down everything you say and make you the devil in the process!

Posted 417 days ago.

harryanderson

"I tossed out the N word which is not one I use. You would assign certain character flaws to me for using the language of racists."

No I wouldn't assign any character flaws to you. I'd conclude that you have done an unwise thing, and you probably agree with that assessment. We all do unwise things from time to time.

There's a big difference between attributing fundamental characteristics to people and describing their behavior.

Posted 417 days ago.

Tiredofit

No harry you may not have however if I tossed out the N word which is not one I use. You would assign certain character flaws to me for using the language of racists. I do the same when you toss out the language of the left.

Posted 417 days ago.

harryanderson

"the socialist redistribution drum."

To be clear. I have proposed no such program. Go back and re-read my comments about problem-solving.

Personally, I lament that some have loudly predicted dire consequences unless we take drastic action, and that others have loudly predicted dire consequences if we take any action.

Posted 417 days ago.

harryanderson

"Don't be obtuse, you know that the phrase anti science campaign is a pejorative. The left likes to frame folk like me as nNeanderthals that are flat earthers if we don't march to the socialist redistribution drum."

Again, I don't intend to frame anybody. I characterized an argument, not a person. Go back and read my comments about Cuccinelli, who is a visible actor in the campaign to which I referred.

Nowhere did I call you a neanderthal or flat-earthed.

Besides, I am not am representative of any left. I represent myself.

Posted 417 days ago.

harryanderson

"If you would consider your Sunday sermon an anti science campaign, I would cede that."

Sure. Why not? The Bible contradicts many things that scientists believe.

Posted 417 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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