Climate change is natural

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The current liberal advocates for big-government solutions to this perceived problem of climate change are wrong on two counts.

First, what if it is not man-made? I am in this camp. If it is man-made, the solution being advocated to reduce CO2 by taxing it – raising the price of releasing CO2 into the atmosphere – is increasing the cost of energy for everyone in the United States. This increases the cost of everything and makes us poorer. Al Gore can heat and cool his manor house, but what is the effect on the poor? I know caring is your big thing, so redistribution would then be in order.

Second, CO2 is not the major greenhouse gas. Methane is several times more powerful in this effort. Why did advocates choose CO2 to regulate? Was it the European lead because they have very little coal or oil? How are they doing in this regard? Don’t we need a world government to reduce the CO2 emissions of China, India, Russia and all of Africa? Or if we lead, they will follow.

I don’t think either is near-term probable. If you believe that the sea is going to rise, why not start preparing the United States for that? The government can stop insuring beachfront property and renourishing the current beaches; both would save money we don’t currently have.

I am in the camp that solar energy causes warming or cooling. Sun flares are an indication of the energy leaving the sun, and can be correlated with our weather over periods that are significant enough to say man has very little effect on the global warming. Tree rings and other history of the period from 1100 to 1500 A.D. indicate that Earth was warmer then than now. Erik the Red didn’t name Greenland in some type of land scheme.

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carcraft
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carcraft 02/06/13 - 06:29 am
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Well never mind that the

Well never mind that the co-authorof the Best Study ( a review of all the temperature data that could be obtained) ,Professor Judy Curry of Georgia Tech, showed that global warming had not happened in 16 years. If you regulate CO2 you regulate almost every human activity from baking brread to making beer and wine. From exercising to raising farm anamals. This is about control and regulation by liberals, they know what's best for you more than you know for your self!

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ymnbde 02/06/13 - 07:16 am
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1984

if George Orwell had written it from the government's perspective, it would have shown something of the mechanism behind global warming, exploiting the ignorant and gullible as part of the "perpetual war" to protect and save us

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 02/06/13 - 08:51 am
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I wonder what is making the
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I wonder what is making the ice caps on Mars melt?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 02/06/13 - 09:32 am
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Must be those rovers we sent
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Must be those rovers we sent there.

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soapy_725 02/06/13 - 10:24 am
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Most don't believe in the God made world wide deluge
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but they surely believe in this man made one. LOL LOL

Those same people in street interviews agreed that Di-Hyrogen Mono-Oxide should be banned since it has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of humans around the world. LOL LOL

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dichotomy 02/06/13 - 10:26 am
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You will never get an answer

You will never get an answer from the liberals when you ask them about the hundreds of times the planet Earth has warmed, cooled, and the polar caps have melted and frozen. They seem to completely ignore their beloved "science based" evidence that this is a cyclic, natural occurrence.

The will also never talk about the growing evidence that large, commercial solar panel arrays warm the local atmosphere and cool the local ground habitat with adverse affects on local plants and animals.

Nor will they talk about the thousands of migratory birds being killed by wind turbine generator farms.

And they certainly won't discuss the fact that neither solar nor wind power generation is economically viable at the present time without HUGE rate increases AND government subsidy.

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jrbfromga 02/06/13 - 10:46 am
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The previous posters are right
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for the most part...climate change is a function of the planet. We have gone through warmer climates and cooler climates (think Ice Age). Both are the earth's corrections to moderate the conditions, whether they be volcanic eruptions (which generally cools due to volcanic dust in the atmosphere), solar activity (which warms), or the "wobble" in the earth's orbit (yes, if we didn't wobble, we wouldn't need Leap Year). The most amazing thing to me is that there is this big push to blame CO2 (carbon dioxide) for all that is evil, but anyone who remembers their basic science training in photosynthesis should remember that through chlorophyll, plants magically convert sunlight, water, and CO2 to FOOD. So, I must ask, why is a compound that is essential to almost all life on this planet now considered an environmental contaminant that must be controlled and taxed? The only answer seems to be that it satisfies the Leftist agenda of redistribution of wealth, both within this country and throughout the world.

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deestafford 02/06/13 - 11:04 am
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Ignorance of history

has always been a prominent trait of liberals. As has been said, the climate change is always happening. Russia is having its heaviest snowfall in a century. China is undergoing one of its most devastating winters. Liberals think history started the day they were born. It's not really about climate change as it is about gaining power over people's lives by the "elite". There is no proof that CO2 causes warming. As a matter of fact, there is evidence that warming occurs BEFORE a rise in CO2. The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is less than 4 tenths of 1 percent and the amount of that contributed to humans is equivalent to the thickness of a tile of linolem on the first floor of a 10 story building. Only if man were as powerful and influencial on the world as liberals think.
Would not a warming of the earth open up more of it to farming and better living conditions. Contrast the world with Florida having the climate of Minnesota versus what it is today. Which is better for us?

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Chigger Hill Man 02/06/13 - 12:02 pm
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When the Discovery channel

Ran it's series on the universe, it was said we are living now in a warm space between two ice ages. All y,all that are too hot, just wait around. It's going to get a whole lot cooler again at some point.

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faithson 02/06/13 - 12:13 pm
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wisdom from my mother-in-law

my mother-in-law once said; I believe in -od because in the end facing both probabilities of 'a -od or not a god', it seems only rational to believe in -od, as I do not want to find myself not believing and finding He does exist. Of the two beliefs, the consequences of believing far out weigh the consequences of not believing. Hope I didn't go over to many heads on this.

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KSL 02/06/13 - 01:57 pm
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Poor analogy. Her belief on

Poor analogy. Her belief on non belief does not have a significant impact on others nor does it affect them financially.

faithson
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faithson 02/06/13 - 02:18 pm
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sorry KSL

Mom's decision has everything to do with 'others' and IS significant in her effect upon the family. and here we get to the nub of the quandary; MONEY. My best to all who base their decisions solely on how much it will 'cost' them... secular materialism at its best, own it if it applies.

KSL
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KSL 02/06/13 - 02:30 pm
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Of course it is significant

Of course it is significant to her family, but it in no way affects me. Unnecessarily causing energy prices to escalate on the chance global warning is occurring is detrimental to many.

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Jon Lester 02/06/13 - 03:15 pm
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Answer me this:

do you think it's smart for the wells in North Dakota to waste 36 percent of the natural gas released by fracking, for no other reason than because it's "less profitable" than oil?

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allhans 02/06/13 - 03:49 pm
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Actually I think that the

Actually I think that the reason liberals believe this fairy tale is because their leaders SAY that it is so. Where they are led, they meekly follow. Believing that man can destroy the earth...

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allhans 02/06/13 - 03:51 pm
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Didn't I hear just this

Didn't I hear just this morning that electric cars are not feasible?
More "green energy" money wasted.

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carcraft 02/06/13 - 08:30 pm
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Posted on the wrong letter,

Posted on the wrong letter, maybe if I sat at home on welfare instead of going to work I would be a little sharper posting today!

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carcraft 02/06/13 - 08:49 pm
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Seems I read Toyota doesn't

Seems I read Toyota doesn't think the technology is here to over cone the problems that have plaqued electric cars since they were produced. Slow charge rates, limited mileage, and cost of battery systems. If you are liberal you know if you just throw more of other peoples money into the effort these problems can be overcome! LOL

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KSL 02/06/13 - 09:41 pm
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carcraft

Obama has made a lot of money. How much of his personal income has he invested in green energy companies?

He jets around like there is no tomorrow, continuously campaigning.

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shrimp for breakfast 02/07/13 - 12:39 am
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Anjd you know this for a fact?

Are you a scientist? How do you know all these things. Are you just making them up to fit your agenda?
Conservaives have an answer for everything. The truth doesn't get in their way.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 02/07/13 - 08:03 am
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"The truth doesn't get in
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"The truth doesn't get in their way."

Are you talking about the "scientists" who were caught doctoring their data to fit the agenda?

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jic 02/09/13 - 06:21 am
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Actually it is all about
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Actually it is all about pseudoscientists who want to turn everything into a political agenda. Who cares if it is manmade or "natural?" If a scientist warns that an asteroid is approaching and we might be able to do something about it they don't mean sticking our head in the sand or worse, just aim it toward someone else's backyard.

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