"Statists???" Hmmmmm. I don't know ANYBODY who blames a pro football team's loss on global warming. Nor do I know anyone who blames his wife's coldness on global warming. Since those comments must be intended as "humor," one must ask whether or not the rest of the polemic is also "humor." <br />
Perhaps it is an attempt to make fun of the increasing number of scientists (and political conservatives as well) who are observing that yes, the earth's climate is truly changing--and has been changing more rapidly in the past 150 years than in the previous 10,000 or so years. How can they tell? Such things as ice core samples from Antarctica, tree ring measurements from ancient wood that has been found in various places, and so on. <br />
Global climate change can--and does--involve such things as bigger, more intense and more frequent hurricanes (warm water creates them), winds from the Arctic that dip farther into the Midwest of the US, thus creating colder than usual temperatures there, and increased rainfall/flooding in areas unused to such events.<br />
Concerning "a force for autonomy of the individual" ? It's a nice-sounding bit of conservobabble, but if your--or anyone else's--individual "autonomy" depends on activities that lead to eventual destruction of the environment for all of us (yourself included), then that "force for autonomy" is closer to immature self centeredness. I remember quite clearly when my children were two years old. Their desires for a "force for autonomy" recognized only what THEY wanted, when THEY wanted it. (Your individual income doesn't happen to be related in some way to automobiles, does it?) <br />
I may be going out on a limb here, but I'd guess the chances are good that you're a fan of Ayn Rand.<br />
I used to be one too--until I grew up and realized that her sophistry regarding being "ob<x>jective" was a disguise for being extremely subjective. ("Let's be totally ob<x>jective here and do things the way I [not we] want them done." ) <br />
Even chimpanzees know there are times when it's better to act in the interests of the group, rather than each one working only for her/himself. I would hope we are smarter than chimps. <br />
My autonomy does not depend on fouling my own nest, nor does it depend on fouling anyone else's. <br />
Global climate change is a fact. Our fossil fuels have accelerated the change significantly. <br />
We do not inherit the earth from our parents; we borrow it from our children--and from their children.<br />
We should give them something worth having.

Best Answer

I am not a fan of Ayn Rand, and when someone declares he is, I know we are not soulmates.<br /><br />I want to be able to go where I want to go when I want to go without the government meddling or limiting my options, and that is not "conservobabble."<br /><br />As far as past climate history, what we know from it is that it fluctuated greatly. There was no one "right" setting for the Earth's temperature which has been overturned by industrialization. And as far as warming that took place in the 20th century, more took place in the first place than in the second half of the century, which does not at all fit the man-caused warming thesis. There are more scientists converting away from than toward the alarmist view. If the alarmists were to get their way, they would inflict massive impoverishment on mankind with nothing close to assurance of any benefit whatsoever. It is all about the agenda of control.

Best Answer

I think its a boogey man used to beat people over the head. Its turning into some sort of enviro-religion. Yes, there does seem to be a rise in global temperatures. That humans are the cause if this is debatable.

Best Answer

I cant wait till they start taxing us to fix it!

Best Answer

Why is there more snow?<br />
<br />
1 Higher global temperatures lead to more evaporation of water<br />
2. High amount of water vapor in air leads to more potent storm stystems with high humidity<br />
3. higher humidity leads to more precipitation at warmer temps than average.<br />
4. higher than normal precipitation leads to erosion of topsoil and destruction of coastlines, etc<br />
<br />
While global warming may not be entirely caused by humans it's quite obvious we're seeing a global trend towards the earth becoming warmer. This year was the warmest on record. So was last year, and the year before that, and the year before that, etc. What is important is that we try to limit our carbon di-oxide emissions in order to prevent a venuslike greenhouse effect from baking our planet. IF YOU LOOK AT THE DATA ALL SIGNS POINT TOWARD A WARMER CLIMATE DEVELOPING. <br />
<br />
Even if global warming is not as damaging as we think it may be, is it really that terrible to maybe cut back on using oil and other fossil fuels? Maybe look toward other forms of household electricity than burning sooty dirty coal? Perhaps even, (dare I dream) ending this insipid consumerist car culture and bringing public transportation back to the foreground?<br />
<br />
Fun fact, The first all electric bus became operational January 2nd <b>1900</b>. Look it up.

Best Answer

You see an "insipid consumerist car culture ." I grant you that SUVs are ridiculous, as is the documented fact that females tend to have greater interest in guys with showier cars. But I see automobile ownership as a force for the autonomy of the individual.

Best Answer

I hadn't though about it as an unfalsifiable theory...I kind of thought the gulf stream was being messed with and messing with weather in some way I didn't fully understand, but which backed up stuff I'd already decided to agree with. <br />
<br />
I hope you're right, and my jumping to conclusions is wrong!

Best Answer

An unfalsifiable theory is a big no-no in science under normal circumstances.

Best Answer

Related Questions