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You didn't answer my other questions yet.
Is that the same military that said there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and why, EXACTLY do we now need a "solution" for something (climate change) that has been happening ever since God said "Let there be light."
Well then, that settles it. We can't afford to address "Global Change/ Climate Warming/ whatever you're calling it these days, because we're broke.
I comnpletely agree with you, James. We do indeed have the same gun pointed at the other side of our head thanks to the war machine.
The really sad part that neither side wants to admit is that we've spent our way into a corner and have ample funds for NOTHING. Let us pray the climate fixes itself. Let us pray a serious enemy (like China, Russia, etc) does not decide they've had enough of the good 'ole USA.
Hell, even high interest rates will sink this nation--we can't pay the interest on the current debt if interest rates spike.
Either way we're toast. We couldn't fight our way out of a wet paper bag these days and anyone who thinks Americans are prepared to to make a sacrafice big enough to impact the earth's climate is delusional. As I said, either way, we're toast.
Like the woman who exclaimed "I can't be broke, I still have chacks left." We have spent all our money and have none left with which to abate the gathering clouds.
A fool who spends all his money has none left. This is a simple fact. He may find himself faced with a sure-fired investment guaranteed to return 1 million % intrest on his money. This changes nothing--he is still broke. He may find himself in as serious a fight or predicament as he has ever known. That changes nothing--he is still broke. He may want to help someone or change the world with some grand invention. That changes nothing--he is still broke.
As Rhys rightly put it last week "If wishes were horses then beggars would ride." But America won't be riding. Know why?? You guessed it--we're broke!
If every nation on earth had a productivity--emmission ratio comparable to the United States, there would be no pollution problem anywhere on earth. America is one of the finest examples of efficiency in the world.
Constantly picking on america while failing to mention China, India, et al's disproportionate "dirtiness" , while engrained in the DNA of progressive leftists, does NOTHING to clean the world's air. If you want to clean up a mess, start where the most change can be affected with the least motion. That's NOT in the USA.
"The developing world is not willing to sacrifice their economic potential so that the US can continue to emit far more CO2 per person."
This statement, while it may be accurate, is utterly false in it's portrayal.
The per capita emmission which Scott W. uses tell only part of the story. The truth is that the average american uses his comparitively large "carbon footprint" to enrich the world with goods and services at a far higher ratio than other nations' inhabitants.
This is akin to saying that tribes in the Amazon are better for the people of earth than Americans because they use less fossil fuel. The trth is that they use less fossil fuel ONLY because they don't do a damned thing for the rest of the world. They run around the jungle swatting mosquitoes and fending off malaria and 20 other diseases which American ingenuity conqured 100 years ago.
It is a sad day when sitting on a stump and doing nothing is touted as the aspiration. I'd rather live in a world of doer's emmiting a bit of smoke, than in a world full of stump sitting, nose-bone wearing, poision dart blowing left-behinds who don't know what penecillin is.
People in America invent. They send doctors to those kinds of countries. They go to the moon. They maintain space stations. They have interstate highways, drive thru hamburger joints and 24 hr gasoline pumps. They produce much of the world's food, technology and entertainment. They send billions in aid to the nations to which Scott alludes. Anybody in their right mind understands that the point of PRODUCTION for the world will also be the point of emmission. All things considered, I think we are cleaner by far than any other country on earth.
"Do you believe the US military advisory board are lunatics?"
No. They're not stupid.
Do you believe that the advisory board DOES NOT have an "agenda" of their own?
If you can, give me a SPECIFIC answer:
Why did the earth's climate change substantially and often BEFORE man's influence?
Why, EXACTLY do we now need a "solution" for something that has been happening ever since God said "Let there be light."
Is that the same military that said there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Steve???
Point is: There is PLENTY of water and necessity will, as always, prove to be the mother of invention.
"He's got the whole world in His hands..."
Nobody much is arguing about "Climate Change". Any idiot knows it has been changing for thousands of years. However, some idiots seem reluctant to concede THAT fact for some reason.
What many argue (and rightly so) is man's responsibility, mans ability to affect a "solution", man's ability to AFFORD the solution, and man's wisdom in setting about to affect such "solution" to something which has been happening naturally BEFORE and WITHOUT man's influence.
When anyone brings those factors up with folks such as yourself, they get no coherent response. Just like when I asked WHERE THE $$$$$ comes from to stop the climate, which has been changing for millennia, from changing, and if it was ok to use AH money for this endeavor.
WHY stop an ever changing climate from continuing to change? HOW do we stop it? HOW to pay for it???
Answer those questions coherently and you'd garner much more support. Until then many people will continue to see you as "chicken littles" who have swallowed the greatest tax scheme ever sold to mankind, as lunatics wishing to stop nature from doing what it has done forever in the name of "saving" it, or as people who wish to force their idea of utopia on the fossil fuel loving rest of us..
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