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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
In a post you seem to be implying ( don't want to put words in your mouth) that climate change may be responsible for superstorm Sandy (not a hurricane) and "other large storms along the eastern seaboard". Is it the possible that climate change is to blame for the drop in the number of F3, F4, F5 tornadoes in US, the drop in the number of hurricanes making landfall in US. Now is this "man made" climate change or just the wacky results of Mother Nature. Is it possible that California climate is prone to drought and it is a waste of water resources to irrigate for agriculture and golf courses in the historically desert areas ofCalifornia.
Is this is what you are referring to?
"Despite terrorism-related threats and various other complicated international and domestic issues facing our country, Hillary Clinton claims that global climate change is the greatest challenge to the U.S.
Speaking at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas on Thursday, Clinton referenced extreme weather conditions in declaring that “climate change is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face.”"
" Moreover, voracious consumption of fossil fuels has released unprecedented levels of carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants into our environment, altering essential life-supporting natural systems in ways we are only beginning to understand."
Quite a broad based and general statement. Can you give specific examples as to how "essential life-supporting natural systems are being altered by carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants (what ever they may be)
Given her apparent beliefs about the evil carbon based/fossil fuels I would assume she has already purchased one.
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