User Tag List

First 345

Results 41 to 47 of 47

  1. #41
    Senior Member Lateralus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Enneagram
    3w4
    Posts
    6,276

    Default

    The title is misleading...watch the videos. They're pretty good.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

  2. #42
    Senior Member Lateralus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Enneagram
    3w4
    Posts
    6,276
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

  3. #43
    Senior Member Lateralus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Enneagram
    3w4
    Posts
    6,276

    Default

    No comments? I suppose these videos are worthless because anyone who is a skeptic has either been bought off by oil companies or they're a neocon, right?
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

  4. #44
    Junior Member sam988's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    20

    Default

    I don't care about global warming. By the time the human race is seriously threatened by global warming and its consequences our technology will have advanced enough to save us and the planet earth.

  5. #45
    subterfugee Xann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Posts
    1,749

    Default

    Wow, sorry for necro-ing this behemoth, but it is really required reading for anyone frequenting the recent Donald Trump thread. @ygolo @Tellenbach

    Thoughts? Wish JJJ's posts were still visible in all their eccentric glory.

    Personally I find it refreshing and remarkable, the open-minded attitudes and honest curiosity of these older long-departed members. Perhaps a reflection of how much the world has changed in less than a decade?

  6. #46
    deplorable basketcase Tellenbach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    MBTI
    ISTJ
    Enneagram
    6w5
    Posts
    3,953

    Default

    If global warming is as serious as these "scientists" proclaim, then the solution is to build more, many more nuclear power plants since that will have the most immediate impact. The solutions considered by socialists/Democrats/leftists are never nuclear power. The solutions always involve more regulations, more bureaucracy, and higher taxes. Such solutions (carbon tax) have been analyzed and would not reduce global temperatures to any significant extent while costing the global economy trillions of dollars. That's all one really needs to know....and the fact that Al Gore, Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama are heavily invested in alternative energy and the carbon credit market companies.

    The scientific merit of the question is almost a moot point today; socialists don't care about science. The global warming scheme is a means to an end. As Rahm Emanuel would say "never let a crises go to waste" and if no crises exists, then create one. Climate scientists are creating a crises that does not exist. Think about this: carbon dioxide is now defined by leftists as a pollutant and if you exhale, you are a polluter. I'm waiting for these nutjobs to regulate water vapor next.
    Senator Rand Paul is alive because of modern medicine and because his attacker punches like a girl.
    Likes Xann liked this post

  7. #47
    subterfugee Xann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Posts
    1,749

    Default

    Glacier scientist: Global warming is good, not bad

    By Lance Nixon

    For Terry Hughes of Fort Pierre, now a professor emeritus of earth sciences and climate change at the University of Maine, the way to answer the question of whether human activity is driving climate change isn’t with a “yes” or “no.”
    He prefers to answer: “It doesn’t matter.”
    It doesn’t matter, Hughes said, because global warming is good – far preferable than global cooling.
    A glaciologist’s view
    As a glaciologist, or one who studies glaciers, Hughes didn’t need to be convinced that climate change is real.
    “I never doubted it for an instant. The Earth has not always been like this,” Hughes said.
    Hughes even agrees that human activity probably have something to do with it.
    “It may have given it a nudge,” Hughes said. “But there are so many natural events that swamp that out, for example, the eruption of Vesuvius, or Krakatoa. The industrial revolution was more gradual, over decades.”
    As recently as the 1970s, Hughes recalls, his colleagues feared for another ice age.
    Hughes says a number of his colleagues at places such as NASA and the University of Maine “have urged me to march in lockstep with Albert Gore, the drum major in the parade denouncing global warming as an unmitigated disaster.”
    But Hughes – who returned a few years ago to live in Fort Pierre now that he has retired – has demurred
    “It’s human nature for them to pound the panic drum,” said Hughes, but added he isn’t convinced global warming won’t be as bad as feared.
    “In fact, it’s going to be a big plus, in the balance.”
    Eight reasons why
    Here’s why Hughes thinks that way.
    Assuming that global warming is caused by CO2 – which has greatly increased in the past 18 years with no corresponding global warming, Hughes contends – more atmospheric CO2 would greatly increase agricultural production.
    Global warming would thaw permafrost, opening lands in the arctic and subarctic to a boom in economic development in Alaska, Canada and Russia. For example, Hughes said, 18 to 24 hours of summer sunshine would deliver two agricultural harvests per year.
    Thawing permafrost would increase by one-seventh Earth’s landmass open to extensive human habitation. That would be a new frontier in the same way the New World was, and on a similar scale. At the same time, the portion of Earth open to two annual harvests would increase by two-sevenths, Hughes calculates.
    Melting sea ice would open the Northwest Passage and the Northeast Passage to year-round shipping. The cost and time to travel between the West and the Orient would be cut in half. New cities and seaports would spring up to service the sea traffic.
    Melting sea ice and the rising sea level, if the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets melt, would open new fishing grounds that could join in the boom in ag production to feed the planet.
    If the sea level did rise, there would be a global economic boom. Jobs would be needed worldwide to relocate coastal cities and re-design port facilities. Examples might be floating port facilities like those along the Amazon.
    Science, technology and engineering would undergo a massive revolution as humans worked to meet the new challenges.
    Changes in climate and sea level would encourage more cooperation between countries to handle the redistribution of population, manufacturing and commerce.
    Hughes, in an as-yet-unpublished academic paper, argues that the other frightening alternative to global warming is global cooling.
    “We know that endgame: A sheet of ice thousands of feet thick from south of the Great Lakes across the North Pole almost to the Mediterranean Sea, the situation only 18,000 years ago,” Hughes wrote. “Why is that scenario never stated? Would reductions in atmospheric carbon dioxide trigger that calamity?”

Similar Threads

  1. New Solar Minimum; Mini-Ice Age - The Cure for Global Warming
    By Mal12345 in forum Science, Technology, and Future Tech
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-01-2014, 04:09 PM
  2. The so-called Mini-Ice age and "Global Warming"
    By heart in forum Science, Technology, and Future Tech
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 08-02-2009, 08:51 PM
  3. The Great Christian Argument
    By Kiddo in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 71
    Last Post: 08-05-2008, 10:44 PM
  4. Global warming
    By Nocapszy in forum Home, Garden and Nature
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: 04-09-2008, 11:18 AM
  5. The Great Blog Transplant - Sign up now!
    By cafe in forum Official Decrees
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-28-2007, 10:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO