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Climate change
#1
Climate change
I have been recently undergoing a possible de-conversion. I still have some clingers that make me double guess my doubts though. One I mentioned was the seemingly regressing conditions of mankind. But one poster (Aractus) made mention of how climate change isn't a valid fear. This surprised me because I thought that the only people who didn't fear climate change as an imminent threat to humanity were the bible thumping conservatives that happen to do the bidding for large corporations. Not atheists though, never! So I would like to know what seems to be the more consensus view of scientist today. Do the majority believe that the earths warming is just a natural cycle that may or may not be sped up by humans? Do climate scientist believe there is any imminent harm to human kind? Are the statistics shown in a fear mongering way just to sell newspapers?

Just for clarification about my own views... I believe it is a future harm to humans and caused by them
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#2
RE: Climate change
One I mentioned was the seemingly regressing conditions of mankind.
-The myth of the golden age, talk to the greeks about that one..if only people had payed their proper respects to zues....we'd still be in the lap of luxury on that count. 

Do the majority believe that the earths warming is just a natural cycle that may or may not be sped up by humans?
-the majority view is that climate change is natural, but that this particular change is not. 

Do climate scientist believe there is any imminent harm to human kind?
-yes.

Are the statistics shown in a fear mongering way just to sell newspapers? 
-yes
It's bad for the rest of the world when americans are paid so little they can only afford chocolate mined by child slaves and clothes made in overseas sweatshops. - Robyn Pennacchia
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#3
RE: Climate change
Don't sweat the controversy over warming. The decline in alkalinity of the ocean's water is going to be an enormously bigger problem than a little extra warmth ever could.

And that problem isn't on anybody's radar.
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#4
RE: Climate change
It's clear that climate is too complicated a system for our current simulations to reliably predict anything. Therefore we can freely mess with it without worrying about consequences, because who knows. And as Vorlon says, how convenient would it be if the oceans got converted to a big soda pop.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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#5
RE: Climate change
This is very simple.

You have a pain in your side so you go to a physician. He examines you and tells you you have lymph node cancer. You are not happy. So what do you do? Do you go to an auto mechanic and ask his opinion? Not if you have a fucking brain. You might go to another physician - perhaps one specializing in oncology. He tells you the same thing. So you go to another physician and get the same sad news. Just to be sure, you see yet another specialist and she tells you you have lymph node cancer. It really sucks but what do you think you should do? Maybe it would be a good idea to start getting treatment for lymph node cancer?

See? Very simple.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein
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#6
RE: Climate change
There was little to no oxygen (carbon dioxide was prominent) before the algae evolved. It would seem that all lifeforms impact the environment and the earth is still here.
You make people miserable and there's nothing they can do about it, just like god.
-- Homer Simpson

God has no place within these walls, just as facts have no place within organized religion.
-- Superintendent Chalmers

Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins a movie by telling you how it ends. There are some things we don't want to know. Important things.
-- Ned Flanders

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#7
RE: Climate change
(May 11, 2015 at 12:10 am)IATIA Wrote: There was little to no oxygen (carbon dioxide was prominent) before the algae evolved.  It would seem that all lifeforms impact the environment and the earth is still here.

Yes. And?
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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#8
RE: Climate change
I agree that the decline in alkalinity of the ocean's water is of greater concern. Among climate scientists, yes there are some that are convinced there is an imminent threat (think Michael Mann). On the other hand, most people who are convinced there's an imminent threat are NOT climate scientists (think Al Gore or Tim Flannery). And there are plenty of climate scientists who do not think that it's the grave threat that it's made out to be by the IPCC.

Tim Flannery's company Geodynamics Limited got grants from the Australian government totalling $90 million to develop geothermal energy - which they never did:

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You can view the clip from Robo2 here:


Despite the fact that they said to federal Australian government in 2002 that it would be a relatively straightforward process to do.

As I mentioned in the other thread, in 1,000 years from now if all the glacial ice has melted yes sea levels will rise I think it's 20 feet or something like that. BUT, the world will be much greener, there'll be less desert, and overall we will have more fertile, healthy land. So there will be negative effects of climate change, but there will also be hugely positive effects also.

Anyway, yes vorlon13 I think we do need to think about the health of the oceans as a primary concern for the Environment.
For Religion & Health see:[/b][/size] Williams & Sternthal. (2007). Spirituality, religion and health: Evidence and research directions. Med. J. Aust., 186(10), S47-S50. -LINK

The WIN/Gallup End of Year Survey 2013 found the US was perceived to be the greatest threat to world peace by a huge margin, with 24% of respondents fearful of the US followed by: 8% for Pakistan, and 6% for China. This was followed by 5% each for: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, North Korea. -LINK


"That's disgusting. There were clean athletes out there that have had their whole careers ruined by people like Lance Armstrong who just bended thoughts to fit their circumstances. He didn't look up cheating because he wanted to stop, he wanted to justify what he was doing and to keep that continuing on." - Nicole Cooke
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#9
RE: Climate change
(May 11, 2015 at 12:17 am)Aractus Wrote: I agree that the decline in alkalinity of the ocean's water is of greater concern. Among climate scientists, yes there are some that are convinced there is an imminent threat.

Yeah, like the vast majority of them, spread across every country of the world.

Listen Aractus, I respect you as an individual but if I get a cancer diagnosis, I am not the least bit interested in your opinion - because you are not qualified to have an opinion on that. I might seek the opinion of someone else - someone who IS qualified. If I do that and get the same opinion and repeat this again and again, I would be STUPID to not begin cancer treatment.

This is the situation with climate change. Even the fucking oil industry admits it. It's a done deal.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein
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#10
RE: Climate change
Give it to me straight.
How long have I got?

Will the earth ever turn like mad max2 one day!
(With better actors of course)
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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