posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 02:58 PM
I'll just comment on a few things I often hear the deniers spout off about in every friggin thread on the net.
"Al Gore is the devil...", "They just want to tax us", "AL GORE IS SPREADING PROPAGANDAZ!@!!!!11!!", "We'll have to pay for this mess"
Can you not see that Al Gore is being used as a common villain and pawn in the propaganda machine by oil companies? This is a common propaganda
Furthermore, it is a logical fallacy that, "Because they are taxing us, global warming is a hoax to get money." Did Al Gore invent Global Warming?
It is a completely separate issue from whether man made global warming exists, and I don't need to see his name in every global warming thread!
They get money...either way...if they keep people arguing, they won't change the power structure completely. Instead it'll be like American politics
- Democrat vs. Republican - the illusion of choice.
"So and so place is cold, or it snowed here...so where is global warming?"
You people don't grasp the basics of "Global Warming". First, scientists probably started calling it "Climate Change" because of the moronic
tendency to assume that if the world is "warming", that means where they live must be warm at this current time.
I live in a Canadian city, and we didn't have any bad snow falls or weather until the last couple weeks....which is late. Does that mean global
warming is real? No...that has nothing to do with anything. Every year is obviously different. If anything, it is just causing changes to our normal
You should instead look at things on a broad scale. What is happening to species and the planet as a whole. If a species starts migrating earlier or
later...that indicates something changing. If a polar ice cap is melting, that indicates something. Look at changes to cycles of ecosystems. You
can't look at something happening locally and think it correlates directly. For all you know it is snowing because of global warming.
"CO2 is good for plants, therefore it is good!"
Please. Don't even.
The world started with a high abundance of CO2. Plant life (algae, etc) formed. It converted CO2 to oxygen. Yes, plants thrive in CO2 (at the right
amount). We don't.
Those plants, and animals, etc, etc. died...layers and layers of CO2 went into the ground over many many years. We are pumping it back into the
atmosphere...you know, like to how the planet was before oxygen breathing species existed (we'll die before it ever gets that far).
We will die. Plants will thrive. We need balance for both CO2 and oxygen breathers to exist together.