Krymson Tyde: No reason to fret, Jesus will be here any day to take us all home.Okay, not ALL of us.
doglover: Who the uses the term "bellweather" in this day and age. I must've read 10,000 books in my day, and I've never come across it.
Tatterdemalian: If the climatologists were really worried about global warming, you'd think they'd support re-sequestering greenhouse gases. But instead, they insist that we can't seek any sort of engineered solution to global warming, because that wouldn't correct the disgusting producer/consumer behavior of our industrialized society. Better to let the human race die out than be tainted by the sins of biological imperatives, I guess.
Jacobin: There's an ocean on an island? How did they do that?
Via Infinito: Nothing to see here folks. Climate change is a Devil-worshipping commie lie! Move along.
Rihlsul: Maybe this would be something that could be shared around if it weren't paragraph after paragraph of meandering garbage around a fairly scary and important set of findings.
Clemkadidlefark: I breathe out carbon dioxide. My trees and grass fields love it. They give me back oxygen.
Uncle Tractor: Krymson Tyde: No reason to fret, Jesus will be here any day to take us all home.Okay, not ALL of us.I, as an atheist, wouldn't mind if Jesus stopped by to pick up all his believers. It's a nice fantasy, anyway.
BronyMedic: Oh yes, you should worry as an American, a taxpayer, and a human being.You see, the people who are in charge of this kind of thing - the investigation and mitigation of it - are the Representatives who make up the House Science Committee.A committee made up of a large amount of people who believe that, among other things, Climate Science and Evolution are satanic, liberal lies that have no place in the United States Government.Representative Paul Broun, stating that basic biological and general sciences are "lies from the pits of hell themselves"Representative Todd Akin, who besides his "legtimate rape" comment, believes evolution and climate science are conspiracies.There are other members of the science committee who believe, among other things - homeopathy is a legitimate scientific pursuit, evolution is a lie, religious freedom is not necessary in the United States, the abiotic oil/no peak oil theory, climate change is not occuring, and that basic biological sciences are hiding the truth about abortion.America, this is what you voted for. You voted for stupidity and conspiracy theory in the highest echelons of our Government. You voted to be "tough on them liberals!" and elected people who have less knowledge about the topic they govern than a fifth grade student learns in Science class.This, right here, is why our nation will become second world in terms of technology and science.But yeah. You guys go with Christ.
Mugato: But why do the rest of you fight so hard against what scientists who know a lot more than you do have to say?
born_yesterday: /But yeah, the point of the Bible was that the self-righteous shall inherit the earth
USP .45: The ocean current that travels past that island comes from China, yet so many libs blaming America.
born_yesterday: And don't ignore the cyclical ramifications that feed back into the derp. As America loses it's position as a leader in technology and manufacturing, the jobs associated with them go overseas (still fed by our consumerist dollars). As the country declines in every relevant way, they'll blame it on the lack of "Christ's Law", continuing to vote for and push an agenda that further suppresses science and technology, further leading to our decline.
Rip Dashrock: If for some strange reason Jesus does exist, I would love to see the faces on all the hypocritical "followers" when they find out they aren't going with him.
BronyMedic: born_yesterday: And don't ignore the cyclical ramifications that feed back into the derp. As America loses it's position as a leader in technology and manufacturing, the jobs associated with them go overseas (still fed by our consumerist dollars). As the country declines in every relevant way, they'll blame it on the lack of "Christ's Law", continuing to vote for and push an agenda that further suppresses science and technology, further leading to our decline.THIS.And you know what's sad? Cutting even part of the defense appropriations which make up, along with medicare, the majority of the yearly budget expenditure of the United States, and putting them into Science and Education is completely verboten. Because some imaginary enemy of our freedoms is just waiting out there to invade and take us over, despite no army on earth having that capability. (The Chinese MIGHT come close, but this isn't a Michael Bay movie, and the chinese have no massive sealift/airlift capabilities.)We waste more in the Military each year than we spend on basic sciences and educating our children. Let that sink in, America.All because some arrogant, elderly asshole in Washington, who's been in his position for DECADES thanks to the lack of term limits, thinks it's America's divine, Christ-given position to police the world, and that America is the exception to the rule that as we defund and ignore the arts and sciences, they won't rush overseas to fertile funding grounds.
Huggermugger: Oh, is that the latest Teabagger spin? "OK, there is climate change, but since you mention some solutions that are socialistic like conservation, your arguments are entirely invalidated and nullified."
born_yesterday: I watched a forum of experts on CSPAN, regarding the Pentagon procurement process. Their insights into the amount of waste was very depressing.The irony of it all, was that with better oversight, we could provide BETTER equipment and services to the troops while spending significantly LESS money.Yet any talk of reducing defense spending is tantamount to treason.Their conclusion was that the system won't change as long as Congress continues to benefit from the corruption.And so here we are.
BronyMedic: America, this is what you voted for. You voted for stupidity and conspiracy theory in the highest echelons of our Government. You voted to be "tough on them liberals!" and elected people who have less knowledge about the topic they govern than a fifth grade student learns in Science class.
born_yesterday: Via Infinito: Nothing to see here folks. Climate change is a Devil-worshipping commie lie! Move along.Go drive your Lamborghini into your olympic-side swimming pool you scientist bastard.
ThrobblefootSpectre: Okay so their research will continue, while they see if they can reach more convincing conclusions. In the meantime, in peer review even other scientists are questioning their tentative conclusions. No need to freak out and start lynching people just yet.
ThrobblefootSpectre: Science information isn't limited to just the U.S. The scientific community is global and it doesn't have to rest on just the U.S. to "save the world". If there is merit to their future research, it will be heard and discussed.
ThrobblefootSpectre: Greenhouse emissions aren't unique to the U.S. either. China emits about 50% more than the U.S., and the EU, collectively, is about equal to us. And some other nations like India and Brazil are starting to pick up the pace very rapidly.
ThrobblefootSpectre: If there is a problem, it isn't a U.S. only problem. And we won't be the only ones who have to try to fix it. So try not to have a coronary about it just yet.
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