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originally posted by: eriktheawful
originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: eriktheawful
I agree with everything you posted. Before this thread I did think that the sun was warming all the planets in the solar system. I also think human emissions also contribute and things in our climate vary. One volcano eruption can lower earth temp for months or even years. This makes me think it even more important to control what we can. If human emission tip the balance and we see the worst effects of global climate change and we did nothing the end results can be the end of civilization to extinction. But if we invest and use cleaner energy how can it harm us? Research and upgrading old energy plants to run more clean and efficient seems to have the potential of lots more jobs and a cleaner ecosystem.
I just feel the opposition is driven by profits and they don't want the regulations or the taxes needed to retool the industry.
There should be absolutely nothing wrong with humans switching over to cleaner forms of energy use, cleaning up or stopping pollution, and just generally being better stewards of our planet.
Regardless of whether or not humans are making a significant impact on the Earth's climate. We should be doing that in any case.
The problem is that our civilization and infrastructure is very dependent upon the energy we use in today's world. Those that provide those things need to change what they are doing and what they provide.
Car manufacturers need to make their hybrids/highly fuel efficient cars easier for the consumers to get (availability and price), and stop making and providing those that guzzle gas.
Power companies need to switch away from using coal and gas fired plants to something that is more green and environmental friendly.
Solar panel companies need to provide highly efficient solar panels....that do not cost an arm and leg to install.
Manufacture companies need to stop polluting our air, water and environment.
People need to stop clearing away our rain forests. Plant more trees, not destroy more.
A carbon tax will not change that or force those things to happen.
Doom Porn about the Earth's climate will not help. I'm sure you've seen it on here, but people tend to ignore the doom porn, especially if it is something that they are not seeing or is not affecting them. The climate here where I live has pretty much not changed over the last 25 years that I've lived here. And while climate change might take a long time, your average person is busy looking at the here and now.
I think we should do things and clean up our act, but not because I think humans are responsible for climate change.
I think we should do it simply because it makes sense and is the right thing to do period.
When the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide increases, the strong absorption lines become saturated. Thereafter its absorptivity increases logarithmically not linearly or exponentially; consequently, carbon dioxide convective heat transfer capacity decreases considerably.
Earlier in the day, House members passed and sent to the governor a measure aimed to protect Alabama from a world government. Senate Bill 477 was developed and passed to counter United Nations Agenda 21. The bill reads, “The State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in, or traceable to ‘Agenda 21,’”
originally posted by: Semicollegiate
a reply to: Spider879
Constitutionally, the Army is supposed to be a cadre only. The Army should make plans and be ready to take volunteers.
And the population should be up to speed on the situation, ready to take a station.
Like before WW1, in Europe.
Except the training would be homeschooling, because the training would be life long.
There is a good orientation for education.
For whatever reason, the House did the right thing.