Originally posted by jimmyx
reply to post by TheAvenger
so, avenger ... you have no concerns about the rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere or the melting of the artic ice because both of those
have nothing to do with the impact of the human population. then you must be against pollution controls already inacted...therefore i think you should
set a good example...i propose that you should move you and your entire family right next to a refinery...of course one that does have the least
amount of pollution control systems... and actually show the world how utterly stupid those wacko enviormentilists are !!! i'm sure you can get some
financial backing from the oil companies and what a great fraud you will be uncovering
.........don't confuse pollution with global warming now, will you?
This period of warming is cyclic - what do you think happened after the Ice-Age before the last one??? Duh - the Earth warmed up!!
What was the planet at its conception? A very very very very hot ball of molten rock. It cooled. Something planted life on it. Get over it already -
this isn't a problem. It isn't man-made, and it won't kill us!
It is interesting that the Governments reaction to this problem is to tax countries like the UK and the US, and introduce carbon trading schemes etc..
- all in the name of the "environment". More like an excuse to raise and even create new taxes!!
If they really care - why is it they tax US, rather than imposing some really strict sanctions on China et al., who are the real pollutors??
A quick bit of Math for ya:
The UK total output of CO2 (all sources) = 2% of total global output in 1 year. In 1 year of Chinese expansion (also allowed for under the Kyoto
Protocol until 2012), the increase in Chinas emissions equals the output of the UK, in a single year. By 2012, the INCREASE in output of CO2 by China
will be the equivalent of a 400% rise in UK total emissions.
Get the picture yet?? They tax my car, and impose strict standards on it, because transport in the UK equates to 12% of CO2 output. Errm, right. 12%
(of UK output) of 2% of total UK output = 0.24% of total UK output. Hardly worth bothering with.
It will take China just 6 weeks of growth to out-strip the savings, assuming the UK gave up ALL forms of transport RIGHT NOW.
This assumes of course that Chinas present growth doesn't accelerate.
If they really cared, they'd tackle China. Simple. Instead, they resort to taxing nations like the UK, who even if nuked out of existence, would make
no difference to the global picture.
Why don't they? Because we're not the cause; Global Warming is just a damn good argument for raising taxes and generally making lots of money.
Al Gore won $1.5 Million from his Nobel Peace Prize (and at the same time, devalued the Peace Prize to practically zero), not to mention making
millions out of his film.
Al Gores only interest in climate is making money out of it. He isn't doing it for purely altruistic reasons.
[edit on 28-12-2007 by mirageofdeceit]