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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

Not everybody agrees that humans are contributing to global warming, but a very strong majority of climate scientists do.

Here is a list of 197 Worldwide scientific organizations that agree.

htt p://opr.ca.g ov/s_listoforganizations.php

I can think of no scientific organizations that deny humans are contributing to global warming.

Posted 159 days ago.

harryanderson

I never claimed everybody agrees with me.

Posted 160 days ago.

harryanderson

If you think the topic is invalid and you'd rather talk baseball, why post hundreds of times here? Why not start a baseball thread?

Posted 160 days ago.

harryanderson

You’re right. I was referring to the consequences to our egos, not to the consequences to society. As to that, I have 2 things to say.

1. I have little power to influence the direction of the country, so my opinions won’t make or break us.

2. Since this is a public forum, and since others might be persuaded, we should remember we have an obligation to build rather than to destroy. Some methods of argument build, and some destroy.

It’s the best of both worlds—we can enjoy the competition and be productive at the same time if we remember the last part of the Proverb. “So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”

Posted 160 days ago.

harryanderson

One should take neither sports nor argument personally, and inviting one to an argument is like inviting him or her to get a hit off you. Consider that statement in the context of arguing public policy.

If you hit a homer on me, it’s no big deal. Similarly, if I lose an argument, it’s no big deal because my views on public policy are changeable. If I lose, I need to change my view. No sweat. My public policy views aren’t connected to my ego.

I enjoy competition. I’m a man.

So let’s talk baseball. Let’s see your best pitch.

Or, in this case, let’s see if I can set the hook in your jaw. ?

Posted 160 days ago.

harryanderson

Arguing and playing sports are a lot alike--the competition improves the competitor. The former hones physical skills and the latter hones reasoning skills. As Proverbs says, "Iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Posted 160 days ago.

harryanderson

"That's about the third time you've cast that bobber out there."

Correct. I wanted to see if anybody cared to address the accuracy of Santorum's statement.

Posted 160 days ago.

harryanderson

I love baseball. Generally, I watch few sporting events on TV, preferring to either play them or attend in person. Baseball is about the only one I'll watch on TV. It's that good.

Posted 160 days ago.

harryanderson

Politifact stated the obvious, all right: Santorum's statement was false and misleading.

Posted 160 days ago.

harryanderson

and, of course, Santorum was clear trying to mislead the public when he said"The most recent survey of climate scientists said about 57 percent don’t agree with the idea that 95 percent of the change in the climate is caused by CO2."

Posted 161 days ago.

harryanderson

Politifact takes on lies from both political parties.

Posted 161 days ago.

harryanderson

The fact-checking site Politifact (which is politically balanced, since it awarded its “Lie of the Year” to Pres. Obama in 2013 and to Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2012) has ruled that Rick Santorum was “inaccurate and misleading” when he claimed “The most recent survey of climate scientists said about 57 percent don’t agree with the idea that 95 percent of the change in the climate is caused by CO2.”

One of the authors of the survey cited by Santorum said, “Basically, Santorum’s claim is not consistent with the results from our survey.”

Santorum has called climate change “a hoax.” Those who do so seem to always be inaccurate and misleading.

Posted 161 days ago.

harryanderson

It's good news that the US has been spared extreme hurricanes for awhile.

Here are a few thoughts.

The link between extreme weather events and global warming is far from certain, since these events have many causes.

The 2007 study referred to a century. Ten years is not a century.

The 2007 study referred to Atlantic hurricanes, of which the US coast is only a part. Just ask the folks in Haiti.

"Over the past decade, scientists have come to a general consensus that while globally there will be about as many — or perhaps even fewer — tropical cyclones as there are now, they will become more intense."

ht tp://w ww.climatecentral.or g/gallery/graphics/10-year-anniversary-of-hurricane-katrina

Posted 165 days ago.

RANDOM21

Major hurricanes are cat3 or greater. Sandy was barely a cat1 by the time it made landfall. Hitting at high tide contributed to the large surge.

Posted 165 days ago.

RANDOM21

Touch screen stutter strikes again.

Posted 165 days ago.

RANDOM21

The lies on Fox are probably the guest Liberals that are frothing at the mouth trying to make their absurd point of view plausible.

Posted 165 days ago.

RANDOM21

The lies on Fox are probably the guest Liberals that are frothing at the mouth trying to make their absurd point of view plausible.

Posted 165 days ago.

RANDOM21

The lies on Fox are probably the guest Liberals that are frothing at the mouth trying to make their absurd point of view plausible.

Posted 165 days ago.

Kunectdots

ohwiseone - One of your shortcomings, amongst many I'd imagine, is your refusal to believe that others may be able to think for themselves. It's also possible that they can think at a higher level than you, with less information provided to arrive at an accurate cause and effect conclusion.

You remind me so very much of a fellow (anti-union) employee I once had the misfortune of knowing. He too was often citing something I would say by telling others that "----- didn't say that." Those union organizers wrote it for him."

It's not your fault that you can't process information unless it's slathered in Useful Idiot drivel. It's probably a latent deficiency buried deep in your DNA. "Leaders", like Obama, are appreciative of your zombie-like adherence to their perspectives.

Posted 167 days ago.

RANDOM21

OWHIZONE : pot calling kettle. Libs always accuse others of what they themselves are most guilty. Lack of tolerance should be their motto. Having their heads up their leaders' rectal orifice so blocks their own ability to see.

Posted 167 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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