Ibon wrote:You admit that you agree to the science. So why did you title this thread the way you did? Wouldn't it be more accurate to discuss the harm that is being done when GW departs science and becomes dogmatic religion? I think that is a valuable topic to pursue since this does great harm to the rational dialog required to get our society to move toward the necessary sacrifices required to reduce our carbon foot print on the planet. The naysayers and the religious GW zealots both muddy the waters.
It's very simple.
When I look around and 99% of the people I see on my side of the issue are idol worshipers who don't understand science, it makes me extremely uneasy.
Because, given their lack of understanding of the science, they become hysterical at any attempt to refute their religion.
That is, the zealots have crossed the Rubicon mentally and do not leave as a valid option the concept of retracting the belief.
That's it in a nutshell.
I can't stand being part of group that is so intellectually lowly so as to use the word "denier" for a theory that was proposed only recently, that is hardly supported beyond reasonable doubt, and that is based on science that is among the least predictable of all the hard sciences and has very limited long term data.
I suppose I prefer to look around at my group and see reason and logic . . .
With 911 I do.
With PO I do.
With GW I do not.
The risk is great.
If you believe that you are right beyond question or retreat, it opens you up to manipulation.
The earth is presently cooling. True statement.
When somebody stands up and counters that statement with, "DENIER!", I don't want to be standing next to that person.
On a separate note:
The reason I titled the thread as I did has nothing to do with the veracity of GW.
It only has to do with the ordering, in the minds of the masses, of priorities.
Massive Human Dieoff <b>must</b> occur as a result of Peak Oil. Many more than half will die. It will occur everywhere, including where <b>you</b> live. If you fail to recognize this, then your odds of living move toward the "going to die" group.