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  • norrishappy norrishappy Dec 19, 2012 9:41 AM Flag

    Matt Ridley: Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change Evidence points to a further rise of just 1°C by 2100. The net effect on the planet may actually be beneficial.

    Given what we know now, there is almost no way that the feared large temperature rise is going to happen. Mr. Lewis comments: "Taking the IPCC scenario that assumes a doubling of CO2, plus the equivalent of another 30% rise from other greenhouse gases by 2100, we are likely to experience a further rise of no more than 1°C."

    A cumulative change of less than 2°C by the end of this century will do no net harm. It will actually do net good—that much the IPCC scientists have already agreed upon in the last IPCC report. Rainfall will increase slightly, growing seasons will lengthen, Greenland's ice cap will melt only very slowly, and so on.

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    • Don't look now but Greenland's ice cap is melting much more rapidly than anyone expected just 10 years ago. Just stick your head in the sand and when global warming effects become impossible to ignore you can poke your head up and say, "Gee, I guess I was wrong". But by then you will be busy moving inland from the coastline.

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      • I would stress domestic natural gas to displace oil. I would continue work to make zero emission nuclear even safer than it already is. Large modern baseload coal plants are very clean so we should follow the example of the Chinese investing in poly-generation coal technology which makes clean the economic choice. Eliminate the delusion of bio-fuel corruptions and insanity consuming vast resources and producing nothing but negative return in every dimension. I believe we could lower co2 by 40% and have job and living standard lifting economic growth.

        But you earth Pagans demand we cut off our heads and run around building corruption fired solar panel, wind mill and corn ethanol which will do nothing to address the melting ice but can and has completely collapsed world economies putting even social stability into question.

        The majority of co2 emissions come from Asia and they do not share your primitive religion. Therefore if you really believe what you chant in angry tantrum only clean poly-generation coal technology can save the planet.

        Get some self respect or you will remain the shadow puppet of the minds who control you.

        That is why Pagans and heathens demand emotion based freedom of expression. Yes Freedom of Speech will protect freedom of expression but the freedom to do something does not come with the force of natural law to impose *respect* for selfish behavior on other INDIVIDUALS.

        Merry Christmas. Only iron sharpening iron; which is the purpose of free speech, can lead us to solutions. Good character and Just common sense is enough if we pick up our Duty.

 
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