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James, Sorry to hear you may be living on borrowed time. will say a prayer for you. Thank you for honestly replying that you burn fossil fuels, but the excuse is "because I live in this country". Why do you have to burn fossil fuels to live in this country? Solar panels, wind power, bicycles, walking. If you are so adamantly against fossil fuels - stop using them. If you are so adamantly against capitalism - stop participating. I happen to be OK with fossil fuels and capitalism. If we are patient, alternative energy sources will be developed because of your hated capitalism.
Is it possible for you to move to another country so you would not have to burn those god awful fossil fuels. Could you move to another country so you would not be forced to benefit from that god awful capitalism. How do you know I am one of the "winners" of capitalism and please define winners. Did I pay my way through college, did I keep my nose to the grindstone working 60 hour weeks, did i have sleepless nights worrying about my business, did I get married, raise 3 children, help them with college and pray they will survive the mess this country is in right now. Yes to all. If that's benefiting from capitalism then I am guilty as charged. If you want to put folks in this awful box so be it, but sounds to me that you are a product of the same box and all your ranting won't change that
I have noticed if it doesn't fit your agenda you have zero, nada, zilch, zip interest in a conversation. It's your way or no way. Mark has confronted you and you have fallen into the typical i am not going to talk to you paradigm. You whine and cry when some one doesn't answer your questions, but I answered you and then asked you questions. No answer. Shocking, well not really. "You have been weighed, you have been measured, you have been found wanting." A Knight's Tale. Just keep posting. It is great entertainment.
Spending money they don't have. Isn't that what government entities do best?
it looks like you are saying the the fact that there are " billions living under food scarcity" is due to capitalism. Could it be the despots that rule the country they live in are a problem. Could it be the area of the world they live in does not provide an adequate environment to produce the quantity of food necessary. Heavens no - it is that nasty capitalism. Just curious, has capitalism ever helped you in any way, shape or form or have you thrown off the chains of capitalism for a "better" life.
Is the drought in California "man made" and due to capitalism?
Also curious, do you participate in any outdoor activities in this wonderful part of Colorado. Do any of them entail burning fossil fuels. A tip of the cap if you live a fossil fuel free life. Please tell me how you have managed to accomplish that.
And what pray tell are the " the worst projected climate change impacts" that require we do something - "now". Which climate change are they referring to? Record Feb. 2015 snow total in Denver, lowest snowfall totals for Steamboat Springs ski area in January, very possibly record annual snowfall totals in Boston 2014/2015 season, 34 degree temps in South East Florida a couple weeks ago. Are they talking global warming climate change, polar vortex climate change. To quote Tommy Roe
"Dizzy, I'm so dizzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool it never ends"
Naomi Klein is your go to on affecting climate change.
Is this the same Naomi Klein?
"What is the “this” that “changes everything” in her title? Why climate change, don’t you know? And what does it “change”? Why capitalism, of course. The argument of the book in one sentence is that only overthrowing capitalism can solve climate change. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s how the progressive lefty site CommonDreams described it today: “Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism.”"
I believe I read an interview with her where she says we don'y have much time left to change the climate. Dire indeed.
Yes by all means, let's implement Ms Klein's blueprint.
Who need that silly old Capitalism any way. That is so 20th century.
What hubris to think mankind can have any long term impact on the climate.
Seems to me temps were warming because the earth was coming out of an ice age.. Also seems to me we have seen no warming for over 18 years and counting. One wonders if temps have plateaued and are about to begin a cooling trend. No one knows for sure, I know I don't.
Is it possible that government corruption has any thing to do with food shortages and population disruptions in the areas you mentioned. Have you looked at historical weather in those regions to determine if the weather is "normal" from a long term historical perspective. Or are you a, climate change is man made and man is bad, find a sample/example that fits your agenda and then fire away, guy
"But ag needs local water at an affordable cost and climate change could certainly change that". Please pray tell, expound on that statement. Which climate change are you talking about. The one that gave us lowest January snowfall recorded since Steamboat ski area opened. The one that gave Denver a record snowfall total for February. The one that may give Boston all time record for annual snowfall. The one that caused 34 degree temps in south East Florida a couple weeks ago. Are you talking global warming climate change? Are you talking polar vortex climate change? Climate has, does and will change as long as this planet circles the sun. Who are we to say we can change/fix/stop climate change. What a bunch of hubris. We can only hope we don't fly too close to the sun. Then we would see some climate change.
Also, what happened to your comments this morning on transitioning to college sports. Looks like one comment on one article was deleted.
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So what happened to Scott W. Comment that was here earlier
A poll sponsored by the NYT - that non partisan (guffaw, guffaw) tabloid shows "most Americans support government action on climate change." Now that's a shocking revelation. No climate change agenda at the NYT. It would be fun to see the questions that made up the survey.
Let's try my survey.
Are you against the average daily temperature in the USA being 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
Yes, you say. Then you are against global warming and in favor of fighting climate change
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