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(Some Guy)   The founder of The Weather Channel claims that global warming is the biggest scam in history. He obviously forgets the staged moon landings   (icecap.us) divider line 526
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2007-11-08 07:47:35 AM
I'm sure he gets the weather prediction correct every day.

/... not
 
2007-11-08 07:54:03 AM
"Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild "scientific" scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda."

It may start getting a little hot under that tin foil hat.
 
2007-11-08 08:01:01 AM
InsertLoginHere: It may start getting a little hot under that tin foil hat.

Which one? The "We're all gonna die!" one or the "They made it up to get money" one?
 
2007-11-08 08:03:31 AM
InsertLoginHere: It may start getting a little hot under that tin foil hat.

I agree this guy seems insane but the 'environmentalists' do have a very nasty habit of shouting down anyone at all who questions them. I'm not talking about questioning global warming but even questioning about minor details gets the speaker branded as a 'denyer' or 'right wing big oil supporter'. I don't believe in a conspiracy that is propping up global warming but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I see science in bed with fanatical fervor.
 
2007-11-08 08:11:09 AM
Egoy: InsertLoginHere: It may start getting a little hot under that tin foil hat.

I agree this guy seems insane but the 'environmentalists' do have a very nasty habit of shouting down anyone at all who questions them. I'm not talking about questioning global warming but even questioning about minor details gets the speaker branded as a 'denyer' or 'right wing big oil supporter'. I don't believe in a conspiracy that is propping up global warming but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I see science in bed with fanatical fervor.


It has been blown out of proportion by some of its supporters, but I think the science has mostly been exploited by politicians and other fear-mongers to further their own goals. The underlying science is sound and it bewilders me that people can still flat out deny that global warming is happening at all.
 
2007-11-08 08:11:53 AM
Increased acidity in the oceans caused by excess carbon dioxide being absorbed is already killing off plankton and coral reefs.

The book "The Heated Debate" has much better discussion of the scientific argument. The argument seems to be that if you become convinced that humanity is behaving in ways that endanger future survival then one should remain extremely calm and collected and not get at all flustered if your findings are brushed aside, and that makes even less sense.
 
OXO
2007-11-08 08:15:44 AM
Egoy: I agree this guy seems insane but the 'environmentalists' do have a very nasty habit of shouting down anyone at all who questions them. I'm not talking about questioning global warming but even questioning about minor details gets the speaker branded as a 'denyer' or 'right wing big oil supporter'. I don't believe in a conspiracy that is propping up global warming but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I see science in bed with fanatical fervor.

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!
 
OXO
2007-11-08 08:20:21 AM
m0llusk: The book "The Heated Debate" has much better discussion of the scientific argument. The argument seems to be that if you become convinced that humanity is behaving in ways that endanger future survival then one should remain extremely calm and collected and not get at all flustered if your findings are brushed aside, and that makes even less sense.

Still, it seems like a lot of climatologists have seen too many movies where the brave lonely scientist, scorned by politicians, the military, and peers, speaks The TRUTH and saves the world!
 
2007-11-08 08:25:40 AM
It's not a scam. It's just a premature, large-scale moneymaking machine like no other. The assumptions behind the changes we (as consumers) are supposed make are universally pretty sound, but using "Global Warming!" to sell CFL bulbs, etc, is just like any other fear tactic.
 
2007-11-08 08:29:40 AM
NikolaiFarkoff: using "Global Warming!" to sell CFL bulbs, etc, is just like any other fear tactic.

Not to mention hybrid cars, because everyone knows that adding an electric motor and battery to an auto cycle with an efficiency that maxes out at about 33% makes a difference.
 
2007-11-08 08:35:41 AM
If you want to sell CFL bulbs, you sell them on the fact that over time they produce as much light for less electricity. Meaning you save money in the long run on them.

Of course most Americans have an issue with that "in the long term" concept.

/has some CFL in his house
//Also has traditional lighting in places where he wants to be able to dim things without hearing a buzz...
 
2007-11-08 08:42:20 AM
FTFA: There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.


i15.tinypic.com
 
2007-11-08 08:43:46 AM
revskippy: If you want to sell CFL bulbs, you sell them on the fact that over time they produce as much light for less electricity. Meaning you save money in the long run on them.

The temperature difference is nice too as well as illustrating the power savings rather well.

"You know how you burnt your thumb on that lightbulb? Yeah that's how much energy those bulbs are bleeding off for no good reason."
 
2007-11-08 08:46:32 AM
I say this knowing you probably won't believe a me, a mere TV weatherman, challenging a Nobel Prize, Academy Award and Emmy Award winning former Vice President of United States the vast majority of climate scientists and peer reviewed climate journals.

Fixed that for the moran.
 
2007-11-08 08:49:36 AM
I burnt my fingers on a 17W CFL bulb the other day, so I'm really getting a kick out of Egoy's reply.

I have a few of them, too, but it seems like I have to try out 3 or 4 types before I find one that has a color temp/wavelength even close to incandescent. Plus, I've found quality control is lacking--having two table lamps putting out different colors and brightnesses is a bit annoying. I've found a few that I like, but I'm still 90% incandescent in my home. Typically I need "light. now. full brightness. and don't make me look like an extra in 28 days later."
 
2007-11-08 08:51:47 AM
Look... something is happening. There are over 6 billion people on the planet. To say we have nothing to do with it is idiotic. If there were 12 billion Zebras on the planet, we could point the finger at them and then start slaughtering them by the thousands.

Zebra burgers, Zebra pot-pie, Zebra loaf with ketchup, Zebra dogs...

Now I'm hungry.
 
2007-11-08 08:55:19 AM
While I don't deny the fact that the Earth is indeed warming as the previous year's weather records indicate, I do have one question.

How can people be so convinced that this period of "warming" is truly dangerous and unnatural, when scientists are using temperature data that has been around for less than two hundred years or so. Since the majority of people agree that the Earth is billions of years old, doesn't it seem a little foolish to base this hysteria on such short-term data? This may very well be a cycle the Earth has went through hundreds of times before, but no one knows because our data is so recent in the grand scheme of things.

/I'm not looking to get flamed, just hoping someone can tell me where my thought process is incorrect.
 
2007-11-08 09:03:58 AM
OlafTheBent: I'm sure he gets the weather prediction correct every day.

/... not


People pointing out that weather prediction in no way compares to climate prediction in 3..2..1.

/Of course, weather prediction has a bit of accuracy involved...
 
2007-11-08 09:04:47 AM
PacersJAM3s: While I don't deny the fact that the Earth is indeed warming as the previous year's weather records indicate, I do have one question.

The records of the previous year compared to this year tell nearly nothing in terms of long-term climate change. Think if you have a graph that has points at 1,1 and 2,2. There are a large number of lines that could fit to those points and without further data picking one seems unjustified.

PacersJAM3s: when scientists are using temperature data that has been around for less than two hundred years or so

There are other sources of long-term climate data like ice core samples.
 
2007-11-08 09:18:53 AM
I_C_Weener: People pointing out that weather prediction in no way compares to climate prediction in 3..2..1.

... buzzkill.

/lol
 
2007-11-08 09:28:30 AM
I'm not sure if I believe Global Warming is real. If only someone could post some charts and graphs illustrating their respective points.
 
2007-11-08 09:50:16 AM
amazing_live_seamonkeys: I'm not sure if I believe Global Warming is real. If only someone could post some charts and graphs illustrating their respective points.

i166.photobucket.com

Case proven my friend...beyond the shadow of a tan line.
 
2007-11-08 09:52:27 AM
I_C_Weener: Case proven my friend...beyond the shadow of a tan line.

See... now you're cooking with gas.

/If it gets much warmer, they'll be going commando.
 
2007-11-08 09:58:42 AM
What I want to know from the weather channel is. Why they don't hire women with bigger boobies?
 
2007-11-08 09:59:12 AM
Global warming has been going on for the past 13000 years and we're damn lucky it has.
 
2007-11-08 10:00:16 AM
"Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild "scientific" scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda."

This is the problem with conspiracy theories. A conspiracy can't be contained beyond about 10 people. When you're talking about a conspiracy involving roughly 200,000 people, it gets a little silly.
 
2007-11-08 10:00:18 AM
and the worlds round..and the sun doesn't revolve around us and evolution and...you know im tired of all these facts trying to get in the way of a good story.
 
2007-11-08 10:00:34 AM
NikolaiFarkoff: It's not a scam. It's just a premature, large-scale moneymaking machine like no other. The assumptions behind the changes we (as consumers) are supposed make are universally pretty sound, but using "Global Warming!" to sell CFL bulbs, etc, is just like any other fear tactic.

Well then let's do something big that really works. Add $5 a gallon tax on crude oil. Everyone will conserve a bunch more, and we could use the money to pay for the ongoing Crusades against the Infidel Muslims.
 
2007-11-08 10:00:36 AM
The guy actually admits to anthropogenic climate change in the article if you read what he says. However, he comes off as a complete blowhard by using the term "scam", which makes me think it is a political statement, and not a scientific one.
 
2007-11-08 10:00:40 AM
revskippy: If you want to sell CFL bulbs, you sell them on the fact that over time they produce as much light for less electricity. Meaning you save money in the long run on them.

Of course most Americans have an issue with that "in the long term" concept.


[RANT]
I did this, buying about 32 bulbs at Costco. Spent about $150 doing so. Two months later, the electric company goes in kahootz with Costco and offers rebates. My cost would have been about $15 with those rebates. Pissed me off.
[/RANT]

Still glad I did it, though. Will get to save money in the long run.
 
2007-11-08 10:00:40 AM
OlafTheBent: Look... something is happening. There are over 6 billion people on the planet. To say we have nothing to do with it is idiotic. If there were 12 billion Zebras on the planet, we could point the finger at them and then start slaughtering them by the thousands.

Zebra burgers, Zebra pot-pie, Zebra loaf with ketchup, Zebra dogs...

Now I'm hungry.


It's just that simple is it? Well my freind, not everything in life is so black and white.
 
2007-11-08 10:00:42 AM
it is an attractive theory, that our greed will spell our own doom.
 
2007-11-08 10:01:01 AM
Revek: What I want to know from the weather channel is. Why they don't hire women with bigger boobies?

They've got that woman named Alexandra Steele now, which sounds to me like a porno name.
 
2007-11-08 10:01:29 AM
... and the holocaust.
 
2007-11-08 10:03:51 AM
and our stupidity! our greed and stupidity will seal our fate.

Give people a chance to call someone else stupid, and you can start selling something.
 
2007-11-08 10:04:04 AM
Ah, good, a Thursday morning flame war thread. It was getting a biatchilly here...
 
2007-11-08 10:04:12 AM
Pro Zack: it is an attractive theory, that our greed will spell our own doom.

Let's explore that them shall we?

Sodom and Gommorah
Rome
Brittney

Its not looking good for us.
 
2007-11-08 10:04:17 AM
Bah, it's friggin freezing out. Global warming my ass.

/kidding, kidding.
 
2007-11-08 10:05:41 AM
MayoBoy: It's just that simple is it? Well my freind, not everything in life is so black and white.

ZING!
 
2007-11-08 10:05:42 AM
Rapmaster2000
They've got that woman named Alexandra Steele now, which sounds to me like a porno name.

Odds are she is flat at a board.
 
2007-11-08 10:07:03 AM
That's alright. It's Green Propaganda Week at NBC this week
 
2007-11-08 10:07:06 AM
Revek: What I want to know from the weather channel is. Why they don't hire women with bigger boobies?

www.t-nation.com
 
2007-11-08 10:07:45 AM
I've noticed it getting colder the last few nights.
 
2007-11-08 10:08:13 AM
you know if we just were to spin the moon backwards the gravity would suck most of the extra ocean back underground

and we could collect proof that dinosaurs and people walked together... on the moon
 
2007-11-08 10:08:13 AM
Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild "scientific" scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda.

Fuel-efficiency?!?!?!?!

Standards on toxic emissions?!?!?!?!?!

These farking radicals won't stop until we all live under the rule of a global climate change caliphate. We must strike them before they develope nuclear weapons!
 
2007-11-08 10:08:22 AM
InsertLoginHere: Egoy: InsertLoginHere: It may start getting a little hot under that tin foil hat.

I agree this guy seems insane but the 'environmentalists' do have a very nasty habit of shouting down anyone at all who questions them. I'm not talking about questioning global warming but even questioning about minor details gets the speaker branded as a 'denyer' or 'right wing big oil supporter'. I don't believe in a conspiracy that is propping up global warming but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I see science in bed with fanatical fervor.

It has been blown out of proportion by some of its supporters, but I think the science has mostly been exploited by politicians and other fear-mongers to further their own goals. The underlying science is sound and it bewilders me that people can still flat out deny that global warming is happening at all.


Yes, I agree that we are in a warming CYCLE. But that's just it, a CYCLE. I am going to venture that the earth will CONTINUE to warm and cool CYCLICALLY as it has done for the last trillion or so years. But short of another ice age, or major meteor impact, armageddon is not coming anytime soon. Sorry. :: rolls eyes ::
 
2007-11-08 10:08:40 AM
This guy needs to wipe off the spittle and look up 'allusion,' and 'illusion.'
 
2007-11-08 10:09:06 AM
netcentric: I've noticed it getting colder the last few nights.

And at this rate, the earth will be covered in a layer of ice 300 feet thick...by May 2008.
 
2007-11-08 10:09:07 AM
Environmentalist scientists pushing AGW? Google "Kerry Emmanuel".
 
2007-11-08 10:09:44 AM
I remember John Coleman from Chicago TV and a chance meeting. I knew he was a nut, but a neo-con? He was kind of run out of town. Must have ruffled some feathers. He was also instrumental in creating the "Happy Talk" style of TV news that this country is cursed with.
 
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