- Jan 24, 2009
I know global warming is happening and is a big problem but I really don't give a shit about it.
This. I'm not sold on global warming, one way or the other, but the fact is that irrespective of the truth, oil, gas and coal are very, very finite resources. Therefore, we obviously need to shift towards cleaner renewable fuels.DRobert said:Who in government? Plenty in the opposition but none that I've heard from in the government (at least, not federal).
What I don't get is why people fail to see the benefit of transitioning away from fossil fuels aside from preventing global warming. Surely people realise that non-renewables are, by their definition, non-renewable. Move towards renewables and you avoid energy price spikes when the non-renewables run out (see the rising price of oil). Be an early moving country and your country is better positioned to capitalise when other countries make the transition later.
With all due respect, mate, it is called 'Global Warming', not 'Kansas City Warming'. The average Global Temperature is rising, and we, humans, are assisting that increase. I think the only argument that should be worth discussing now is to what degree we are assisting it, instead of whether or not we play a part at all.bdcjacko said:Here is Kansas City it has been on the coldest, snowiest years for like 3 years in a row. It sure is cold for Global Warming. Then I'm told Global Warming isn't the correct term, it should be called Climate Change. K, the have scientifically proved the climate has been changing for billions of years before man. Big deal.
Couldnt have possibly said it better myself.artanis_neravar said:Global warming is a natural occurrence, yes we are speeding it up a bit, but it has happened over and over throughout the history of our planet and attempting to stop it could have disastrous effects. No one (as far as i know) has looked into what might happen if we do stop global warming, just what might happen if we don't. Yes i believe in Global Warming but i also believe we need to let nature run it's course.
Are YOU that dense?T8B95 said:The Earth has been here for 4.5 billion years (don't get me started Creationists, in short, you're wrong). There has been life on this Earth for 3.7 billion years. Humans have been around for at most one million years. We've had advanced industry for a paltry 250 years. That is such a small percentage that my calculator won't give me a proper number when I ask for it.
In all that time, we have been going through constant warming and cooling periods. Before the last Ice Age, there were no ice caps in the world. We now have two major ice caps.
Are you really that arrogant? Are you conceited enough that when a small change happens in the world's temperature, you think that the only possible explanation is that you caused it?
Basically, that sums up my opinion on the subject. Good day to you.
You do realise that the second ice age ended over a billion years ago? Also read what I post, its the science. And yes, increased fresh water in the oceans resulting from the melting of the polar caps would halt the flow of the oceanic belts which would cause an ice age.Rosetta said:
I'm sorry, is the science only right when it supports your opinion?Rosetta said:Yes, global warming does indeed sound as though an ice age would occur.uro vii said:You do realise that the second ice age ended over a billion years ago? Also read what I post, its the science. And yes, increased fresh water in the sea resulting from the melting of the polar caps would halt the flow of the oceanic belts which would cause an ice age.Rosetta said:
This thread was worth that laugh alone.