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Global Warming: What Scientists Said 30 Years Ago

GW deniers often say scientists were predicting a new ice age only yesterday. Peter Sinclair sets the record straight.

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Global Warming: What Scientists Said 30 Years Ago. GW deniers often say scientists were predicting a new ice age only yesterday. Peter Sinclair sets the record straight.
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Stormwolf
Female, 40-49, Western US
 74 Posts
Friday, May 18, 2012 5:47:56 PM
China, who boasts 1/5th of the worlds entire population, also has the worlds strictest population control policy...often enforced in draconian fashion (aborting the near-term infant, or flat out killing it at birth). This has worked so incredibly well for China, hasn't it?

If we can`t get the country with the single largest population to even pretend to follow "green" laws, the rest of the world must suffer and be forced back into the dark ages to compensate?

At what point does this start to turn into a rally cry of "Lets nuke China before they drag the rest of the world under?"...a justification for the survival of the rest of the planet, if you will. What about other 3rd world countries who don`t follow "green" laws?

The rest of the world hates it when the US "gets involved" in the matters of other countries, but...what this seems to be saying is that advanced countries not only have the right, but the OBLIGATION to

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21825 Posts
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:22:51 AM
@Musuko: Lets take that 'dump in the pool` and examine it:

China: 1,300 pounds of poop into the pool
Canada: 33 pounds of poop

How to make the pool cleaner?
Kyoto Accord: Canada must reduce it`s poop output by 6%! China, however, can POOP AWAY!
THUS: Poop is reduced from 1,333 pounds to 1,331 pounds HOORAY!

Sane People: Um, China should poop a lot less!

Reality: If Canada didn`t poop AT ALL, it STILL wouldn`t make the pool any cleaner! And that would mean Canada would return to the pre-stone age, no fires even! NO electricity, NO cars, NO heat in winter, NO farming. Is that going to happen? I sure hope not!!!

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2740 Posts
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:20:16 AM
@5Cats

"To demand half the world DESTROY their economies, while the other half (who polute just as much) do NOTHING is even more insane!"

If China takes a dump in the pool, will the water be cleaner or dirtier if you take a dump too?

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2740 Posts
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:18:03 AM
@5Cats

"The main problem is overpopulation."

Correct!

"No one has an answer for that, eh?"

Incorrect! Stop having so many babies!

Here's an idea: encourage our childless lifestyles by letting us gay people get married!

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2740 Posts
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:16:23 AM
@5Cats

"the Earth HAS been warmer before, for centuries at a time, and humanity has survived."

When did I say humanity wouldn't survive? I said our cities will be flooded and our economies will be shattered and our people will be starving.

I didn`t say humanity wouldn`t survive.

But we will likely be badly hurt. Badly enough for us to want to avoid it.

And referencing the past isn`t of much use to you unless you can reference a point in the past when there were seven billion humans alive at the same time when the world was warmer.

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