reply to post by neo96
As skeptic on the fear porn being sold as 'Global Warming' obviously the climate changes has for millions, and billions of years, and it has
survived asteroids,meteor's, and super volcanoes, it will survive mankind.
While I agree with you there, you've got to remember, the planet can survive without us, and that might be what happens. There's a runaway train
effect happening that is beyond our control. We can't point at Us directly and say "stop doing this" and fix it, but the fact remains, the earth
does go through natural heating and cooling cycles. That's part of nature and evidenced in the ice core samples being taken from places like Lake
Volstok. (forgive my horrible spelling of that).
There is a difference this time. We're adding a lot of carbon into the atmosphere, we are, you can't even pretend to deny that. We've been told
to be scared, we've been warned that the ice caps are going to disappear. Well those things seem to shrink and grow in direct relation to the levels
of co2 in the atmosphere.
Here's the thing though, when they melt, they are receding more and more each year, then growing back. As they do, they have the potential to start
releasing large amounts of methane into the atmosphere. We're already doing that with natural gas. Methane is in the atmosphere for a shorter
period, true, but it's about 100X worse to have there than co2 during that period, it accelerates the warning.
If we don't ensure humans don't tip that balance over the edge to the point that the climate changes, and it can and has in the past, we might not
be able to recover.
Taxes and other scams aren't going to help anything other than line the pockets of those at the right places. Fear mongering and exaggeration
aren't going to help at all. That's where the climate scientists failed us. Maybe they borked the numbers to keep their grants. Maybe some of
them thought alarmism is the best way to get people involved. But in the end, it casts doubt on a very real issue.
THere is no reason, from the historical records we now have, to assume planet earth will always be habitable for US. It wasn't for a long time,
it's a relatively short period that it has. The environment changes, with or without our input.
But it's a pretty basic concept. The climate ebbs and flows on it's own, but it's a closed system, so once some variable starts to mess with the
balance (us) things can change in unexpected ways.
I don't see the oceans rising 3 feet in my lifetime, no, I don't see this doom and gloom end of the world coming at us that fast, but I refuse to
bury my head in the sand, and I'll fight a carbon tax as hard as I can, as it offers NO solutions, only incentive to deceive for profit, like every
Millions of cows will die WITH a carbon tax because Al Gore will be having a non stop BBQ in his palatial back yard watching his net worth skyrocket.