Re: Global Warming (Again): Phil Plait v. WSJ
posted at 7/11/2013 12:30 PM EDT
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to tvoter's comment:
There is an effect yes no one is denying that!
How much IF ANY is man contributing to that effect??
Do you really see no flaw in demanding that you be presented with a prediction that is 100% accurate?
It's fundamentally impossible. It's a prediction until that which is predicted happens or doesn't happen.
It is clear that there is an effect. Just look at the graph, if you don't trust 98% of scientists who researched the question of whether man is contributing and wrote a peer reviewed paper on it.
Without a time machine, it is literally impossible to predict exactly 100% what effect there is, but it has been proven that there IS an effect, that it is getting worse, and that it will continue to get worse.
If you say that they cannot show that there is an effect or how much it is, you are simply denying science even though you pose as someone who accepts it.
Until we have a better understanding or at least a global consensus in industrialized nations along with a sincere mindset to make changes it is irrational and irresponsible to make radical changes to ONLY OUR industry and economy based on a hunch that other countries (china india etc) will go along!!
They will laugh and take our share of the global economics.
Why lessen the quality of life for 10's of thouseands if not many times that until it will make a difference?
And how, pray tell, are we going to ever have a chance of building a global census with one party rife with people denying science....
.....and the people who aren't denying science denying the plausibility of any approach to reduce emissions in any way?
It's just a ploy. You don't even get to "if at first you don't succeed" if you have managed to block even the beginnings of discourse on the matter. Just brush it under the rug and hope the scientists are right that the real S won't hit the fan until we're dead.
"And how, pray tell, are we going to ever have a chance of building a global census with one party rife with people denying science...."
And that party is????
The Democrat party.
The Democrats have latched onto global warming and the related legislation as a way to further expand their control over people and their lives.
If this was about science, then they would agree that the Sun is the larger problem, and Obama, although he claims he can stop the sea levels from rising, runs out of special super powers when it comes to turning off the Sun.