Re: Green energy a massive disastrous failure in Europe and Australia; can't we learn from this?
posted at 7/19/2013 5:28 PM EDT
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
"Predictions aren't the same as the theory itself".
A theory of severe global temperature rise posits predictions about rising temperatures. If the predictions turn out wrong, better look again at the theory, eh? Or scramble to make excuses. 97% of scientists have been dead wrong before.
Those are just the last two threads in which the same red herrings were thrown up, shot down, etc.
I'm going to ask you to take a good long look in the mirror and think about what it is you hope to achieve.
You have made painfully clear that absolutely nothing is going to get you to budge from your position that man isn't having an effect on global warming, and the 98% of scientists who published peer reviewed papers on the subject are all part of some conspiracy for money and/or to "distribute wealth" to third world countries.
You have asked the quoted question in literally every global warming thread here ever, and it has been answered literally every time: They are constantly gathering more data and working on their models.
The underlying theory has not been disproven. What hasn't been established is the full effect all possible mitigation systems. But the underlying heat trapping theory is still true, and nothing people predicted in 1970 refutes that.
Now you can stamp your feet and insist the contrary, but that's no better than telling your doctor that there's nothing wrong with drinking a fifth of whiskey every day because .....hey...Lemmy ain't dead yet.
Man most certainly has an effect on global warming. The question is: how much of an impact? The big yellow thing out there has more of an impact than man ever will.
also consider that not all the effects of global warming are bad. Increased temperatures means longer growing seasons, and more agricultural acreage, most of it further north.
this is not to say that man should freely pollute, but let's look at the entire picture, not just the thin slice progressives want to focus on, that man is bad for the planet, and must be controlled at all costs.