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101 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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Kendall78

And yet nothing on the topics asked. Predictable as ever.

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

I enjoy everyday to the best of my ability. Though I'm a little ginger to enjoy too much sun. I'm sure you are concerned with the damage UV radiation causes.

You do believe in UV radiation and how the atmosphere protects us from it right?

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

Have you done your history homework yet on air pollution and man?

See how the problem existed before man created the theories you are unable to refute?

Why are you still on here? You said bye a long while ago...didums get hurt?

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

I see that you are capable of researching. Good for you.

Now then, can you disprove the theories that you say scientists should be doing?

You can research this yes?

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

It's a sure fire way to deal with someone trolling, just turn the questions back on them.

They get very defensive very quickly. Mostly because they are really only after emotional responses and have little real knowledge on the topic.

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

Nope, I didn't ask you to prove a negative. You complain that scientists don't work to disprove their theories, so I asked you to.

Why can't you do that? Is it due to intellectual laziness or something else?

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

Still I just see opinion from you on your theories. Are you no better than the supposed scientists you talk about?

Thank you...I always have great days:)

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

Besides science, you seem a lesson in history. Centuries prior to developing the theories involving global warming, mankind polluted the air. I suggest you research London Fog that actually killed people.

So the problem with air pollution did exist before the theories on what it's doing to us.

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

Never asked you to prove a negative. I asked you to do what you want scientists to do...disprove theories.

Is it that difficult for you?

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

"It is no secret that a lot of climate-change research is subject to opinion,"

Evidence?

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

"all see a larger budget if they claim the threat"

Evidence? You are implying that if they say their is a problem then they can get more cash. Do you have evidence that NOAA or the Pentagon has lied on global warming to get more cash?

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

You don't seem to understand the scientific method. The scientific method has been used and shows global warming is happening.

You disagree with the results, so it falls on you (or those you agree with) to use the scientific method to show how they are wrong.

You haven't done this, when will you?

Posted 252 days ago.

Kunectdots

Kendall said, "I'm afraid that one day the Govt will make the decision and force everyday citizens into curbing any pollution they produce."

Congratulations Kendall and applause for the guy with the big head.

I believe you've stumbled upon the ultimate intent of the international Progressives climate (people control) agenda. Much of the substructure of the climate control movement is made up of very well-funded elitists who believe more in the rights of animals than those of the human race, that is, except at any inconvenience to themselves.

I wish you would make some effort to discover what their schemes for "Re-wilding" the planet actually involves.

Posted 252 days ago.

Kendall78

You wouldn't be suggesting that the nation ignores a problem are you? Even if you do not believe their is a problem, shouldn't the govt figure out if their is a problem that can be fixed?

Posted 252 days ago.

harryanderson

Thanks for your reasonable response, Kentall. Your fears will undoubtedly become reality if we refuse to act. That pattern has burdened us with our current government mess.

It’s true that curbing US emissions alone won’t solve the problem. However, we buy more stuff than anybody else. So, if we take responsibility for the global warming implications of what we buy from all sources, both foreign and domestic, we in the US can have a huge impact.

Also, from my wonderful conservative parents, I learned that taking personal responsibility doesn’t depend on others doing so. They wouldn’t buy the “But everybody does it” excuse. Neither should we.

Posted 253 days ago.

Kendall78

I'm afraid that one day the Govt will make the decision and force everyday citizens into curbing any pollution they produce.

One sad fact is that (unlike what some on the far right may feel) the US isn't the world or even that big a part of it. Nations like China, India and Russia produce a huge amount of air pollution that effects the atmosphere. If we cut off our pollution, it won't matter much if those other nations don't.

Posted 253 days ago.

harryanderson

A carbon tax isn’t my preferred solution. I’d rather encourage people to take personal responsibility for their own actions and voluntarily reduce their carbon emissions. If we don’t take responsibility, we’ll cede more of our freedom to government. In 9th grade Civics, they taught us that freedom must be accompanied by responsibility. That’s why I say the counter climate change movement plays into the hands of big-government socialists.

But, if people refuse to take responsibility, we might have to accept a revenue-neutral carbon tax. It beats other government actions, like rationing and cap-and-trade.

Posted 253 days ago.

harryanderson

Like I said, even the oil companies call for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions. Addressing climate change is an issue conservatives should embrace. The dean of current conservative economic policy, Art Laffer, embraces it.

Laffer pioneered “supply-side” economics. He served on Ronald Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board from 1981 to 1989. In an article co-authored by S.C. Republican Congressman Bob Inglis, Laffer wrote:

“We need to impose a tax on the thing we want less of (carbon dioxide) and reduce taxes on the things we want more of (income and jobs). A carbon tax would attach the national security and environmental costs to carbon-based fuels like oil, causing the market to recognize the price of these negative externalities.”

ht tp://w ww.nytimes.co m/2008/12/28/opinion/28inglis.html?_r=0

Laffer and many other conservative stalwarts who argue for a carbon tax insist it be offset by tax reductions on “income and jobs.”

Posted 253 days ago.

Kendall78

It will be interesting to see how the better readings show the state of the world and how the deniers will lose a talking point.

Posted 253 days ago.

harryanderson

Speaking of sorting through the noise:

Like Fox News reported, major European oil companies, in acknowledging the threat from carbon emissions, are calling for a tax on them. This phenomenon isn’t confined to European oil companies.

Texas-based Exxon, the western world’s largest oil company, more than six years ago called for a carbon tax, according to the Wall St. Journal in January, 2009:

“The chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp. for the first time called on Congress to enact a tax on greenhouse-gas emissions in order to fight global warming.”

htt p://ww w.wsj.co m/articles/SB123146091530566335

Even oil companies, who will suffer if we reduce carbon emissions, won’t listen to the counter climate change propaganda movement’s noise.

Posted 253 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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