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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
It really doesnt matter if water is 1 , 2 or 3 degrees warmer as much as how polluted it is . Lets face it that even a good drink of warm water is much much better then something so toxic to be able to either kill of make you sick .
My first comment on global warming still stands imo . "It really doesnt matter if water is 1 , 2 or 3 degrees warmer as much as how polluted it is . Lets face it that even a good drink of warm water is much much better then something so toxic to be able to either kill of make you sick .
The (tptb) figured out back in the 60's 70's that they needed to get off the pollution talk and they brought into the debate CO2 and claimed it a pollutant ,as if it was not part of the essential parts of life . They have turned the conversation upside down and sideways in order to avoid the real issue and to make a buck of us lesser IQ's that pay the bills because that is who we are .
Yeah, so, you know, there’s been a decades-long campaign by fossil fuel interests and politicians who earn their pay, paid talking heads, front groups, all of which exist essentially for no other purpose than to confuse the public and policymakers about climate change, to convince the public and policymakers that the scientific—that there is no scientific consensus. The forces of denial, again, most of them funded or tied in some way to fossil fuel interests, understand that all they need to do is divide the public and confuse the public about this issue to prevent progress from taking place.
And I wanted to actually draw upon something that Oliver mentioned. Governor Rick Scott of Florida has received quite a bit of funding from the Koch brothers over the years. He is a climate change denier. So here you have a state which is on the front lines of dealing with the impacts of climate change, and not just because of the possibility of more extreme weather events, more intense hurricanes, a trend that we see and a trend that we know is related to climate change, but you combine these intensifying storms with the rising sea level, and, forgive the pun, you get a perfect storm of consequences for coastal flooding. And we’re going to see exceptional coastal flooding associated with Matthew, not just because of the intensity of the storm, but because of the fact that sea level rise has added substantially to the impact of storms like Matthew. So there’s this amazing hypocrisy, which we explore in the book, when it comes to politicians like Rick Scott, who are almost literally burying their heads in the sand when it comes to acknowledging and recognizing the impacts of climate change.
And ironically, you know, the city of Miami is already dealing with this problem. They’re spending millions of dollars building pumps to help pump out the seawater as it encroaches upon Miami Beach. They’re dealing with the impacts of climate change on a regular basis, and yet their governor, Rick Scott, actually tried to outlaw any discussion of climate change or global warming in state-related business. So there’s this amazing disconnect. And we do find ourselves in a madhouse, quite literally, when it comes to dealing with climate change deniers like Rick Scott and many other politicians, who are essentially acting as agents for the fossil fuel industry rather than representing our own interests.
originally posted by: research100
a reply to: rickymouse
do you know this fact...the was an explosion in the jellyfish population off of japan...they ran many many tests, no results...finally the scientist raised the water temp I think 2 degress....jelly fish population exploded just from the wster being a little bit warmer.
now, if a simple thing as a couple of degrees up in the water temp can cause that..what else can it do???