• How can I get used to being long periods of time underground everyday?

    I am currently an IT and I'm a soldier in the military. Somehow I got to work in this underground office (protected from missiles) and I work shifts everyday. I can't really leave or change the job because that would only get me into trouble for unobeying a command that can even result in jail. It's... show more
    I am currently an IT and I'm a soldier in the military. Somehow I got to work in this underground office (protected from missiles) and I work shifts everyday. I can't really leave or change the job because that would only get me into trouble for unobeying a command that can even result in jail. It's really hard for me not to have a window, not to see sunlight or rain most of the day. I find myself striving for "nature" and fresh air when I get released sometimes in the weekends or during the week. I have two more years in the army and I want to make the most of them but my mentality hurts my well being. How can I not take this so hard?
    6 answers · Green Living · 6 days ago
  • Like Dennis Ridd, wouldn't you be fired from your job if you accused your coworkers of fraud?

    Best answer: The case (Peter Ridd against James Cook University) is in court and tomorrow the judge might have something to say about it. In the mean time we have JimZ on record supporting the firing of scientists for party political reasons. As if we needed any more evidence that his denial of AGW is not based on science or... show more
    Best answer: The case (Peter Ridd against James Cook University) is in court and tomorrow the judge might have something to say about it. In the mean time we have JimZ on record supporting the firing of scientists for party political reasons. As if we needed any more evidence that his denial of AGW is not based on science or logic, but on ideology.
    5 answers · Global Warming · 6 days ago
  • Did Tim Ball Manipulate data?

    Best answer: Looks like a Canadian judge thought Tim Ball is either an incompetent idiot or someone pretending to be an incompetent idiot. He seems to be another one of those young earth creationists, and I care about the scientific opinions of young earth creationists as much as I care about the opinions of flat earthers. (I... show more
    Best answer: Looks like a Canadian judge thought Tim Ball is either an incompetent idiot or someone pretending to be an incompetent idiot. He seems to be another one of those young earth creationists, and I care about the scientific opinions of young earth creationists as much as I care about the opinions of flat earthers. (I ignore them)


    And JimZ pou might want to spell the name of the course that you claim you went on correctly. Your bosses might think you didn't pay attention, or worse that you didn't go.
    5 answers · Global Warming · 6 days ago
  • Is ocean water temperature increase caused by climate change permanent?

    Is the damage to the ocean that we can no longer fix?
    Is the damage to the ocean that we can no longer fix?
    14 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • How would you rate yourself for CLIMATE CHANGE?

    Best answer: 3 - There is a lot that can be done, but most needs to be done by the government and industry. Individuals don't have that much of an impact.
    Best answer: 3 - There is a lot that can be done, but most needs to be done by the government and industry. Individuals don't have that much of an impact.
    13 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • What should happen to Scott Pruitt, given that he has declared war on the war on lead?

    Best answer: Scott Pruitt is having all sorts of problems, his security in his first year cost the EPA well over 3 million. He is the head of a government agency charged with protecting human health and the environment. but he is dismantling that agency. Two of the aides he brought with him from Oklahoma, just handed in... show more
    Best answer: Scott Pruitt is having all sorts of problems, his security in his first year cost the EPA well over 3 million.

    He is the head of a government agency charged with protecting human health and the environment. but he is dismantling that agency. Two of the aides he brought with him from Oklahoma, just handed in their resignations and he had given them a huge pay raise through a loophole in the safe drinking water act. The act allows hiring people in the case of an emergency, but contacting a business on behalf of his wife, who wanted to open a franchise, is hardly an emergency.

    As for lead, I will give him the benefit of the doubt and that he wants to be seen to do the right thing there. His problem is that he saw the need for a soundproof phone booth in his office and wants to us to believe he wants to do away with "secret science". His staff at the EPA are suing him to produce evidence for his AGW denial.

    I understand that living in Washington is expensive, I am not complaining that he is enlisting his staff to help find him an apartment, a mattress, or that he dines in the White House mess more than he should. What I do have a problem with is his conspiracy theories and his dismantling of the EPA.

    For JimZ:

    Most business owners will do the right thing and environmental regulation is there to allow the honest businesses to be able to compete on a fair basis with the unscrupulous, who are willing to cut corners and have no care if people get hurt. Those regulations need to be enforced or they are meaningless. JimZ is complaining about this regulation, but dismantling the EPA is just dumb. Remember that the EPA was created in part because the Cuyahoga river was so polluted that it "caught fire". I also dislike paperwork (with a passion), but I understand why it is needed.

    This has nothing to do with left wing, right wing politics, a reasonable person would agree that pollution is bad, even if you disagree with the scientific community. One would even expect that conservatives would be all for protecting the environment and do so with a passion, while progressives would be less enthusiastic. Right now it is the progressives that are proposing (half heart-ed) measures while the conservatives busy themselves denying the science.
    10 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • Should the EPA be legally required to turn over Pruitt's documentary evidence for his climate change denial?

    Best answer: The great thing about the EPA at the moment is, for all the bluster, Pruitt has manifestly failed. He's failed six times now to delay or roll back regulations on pesticides, lead paint and renewable-fuel requirements. Why? Because under his leadership the EPA has failed to produce the necessary data (what some... show more
    Best answer: The great thing about the EPA at the moment is, for all the bluster, Pruitt has manifestly failed. He's failed six times now to delay or roll back regulations on pesticides, lead paint and renewable-fuel requirements.

    Why? Because under his leadership the EPA has failed to produce the necessary data (what some might call hard cold facts) necessary to convince courts.

    Eventually he'll be fired or will resign. Like, let me see, Comey, Yates, Flynn, Bharara, Shaub, Dubke, Priebus, Spicer, Short, Scaramucci, Bannon, Gorka, Price, Manigault, McCabe, Porter, Sorenson, Hicks, Cohn, Tillerson, McMaster and Shulkin ...
    12 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do people think that just because I accept the evidence that humans are causing Earth to warm, that I love big government?

    Best answer: I would never make such an assumption... and I wouldn't be surprised about a political conservative disliking Trump. I get that there are individual opinions on various issues, and that they don't all come as a package of "the leftie stuff" or "the rightie stuff", at least not for anyone... show more
    Best answer: I would never make such an assumption... and I wouldn't be surprised about a political conservative disliking Trump.
    I get that there are individual opinions on various issues, and that they don't all come as a package of "the leftie stuff" or "the rightie stuff", at least not for anyone with a brain between their ears. The debate on specific issues all too often gets buried underneath the "package" of stances that either side of the political spectrum wants to push at any given time.
    If someone accepts the conclusion of the scientific community that global warming is a measurable reality, is that a political opinion? Should it be? Maybe the question of what to do about it is, but I have personally never regarded an acceptance of scientific conclusions to be a matter of politics. Of course, some people certainly want to treat it as such.
    In answer to your question, I guess there are plenty of people who prefer to simplify the concept of politics, tell themselves that this means this, ort that means that, without applying much thought to details, because in reality they are not that interested or engaged.
    7 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • So I engaged in a debate with a right wing libertarian earlier this morning and now I feel stupid.?

    Best answer: Well I agree, it's hardly extreme simply to be transgender.. but it is extreme to say this. There's never any excuse for violence.
    Best answer: Well I agree, it's hardly extreme simply to be transgender.. but it is extreme to say this. There's never any excuse for violence.
    10 answers · Conservation · 2 weeks ago
  • Is there anything more 'commie' than Trumps protection racket for dying fossil fuel industries?

    Best answer: It is called corporate socialism. Trump promised to revive the dying coal industry but the coal jobs are not coming back, in reality wind and solar are adding far more jobs. This is what he has tried already. Removed pollution controls. Removed coal mines safety regulations. Slashed the amount coal companies... show more
    Best answer: It is called corporate socialism.

    Trump promised to revive the dying coal industry but the coal jobs are not coming back, in reality wind and solar are adding far more jobs. This is what he has tried already.

    Removed pollution controls.
    Removed coal mines safety regulations.
    Slashed the amount coal companies have to pay their workers for work related illnesses like black lung decease.
    Taxed solar panel imports, making solar on the roof more expensive.
    Taxed steel imports. (to make steel you need carbon monoxide and that is made from coal)
    Taxed aluminum imports. (to make aluminum, you need lots of electricity)

    With coal plants still closing, he is looking to use a war act to force companies to buy electricity from failing coal (and nuclear) plants, upsetting nearly every one, from environmentalist to economists and even the majority of the electricity industry. But why would any one expect rationality from someone who claims global warming is a hoax? At least the coal companies are happy.
    13 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • Why would anyone believe what Breitbart has to say about climate?

    Best answer: because they aren't very bright, don't understand science and it says what they want to hear
    Best answer: because they aren't very bright, don't understand science and it says what they want to hear
    14 answers · Global Warming · 3 weeks ago
  • If I build a large bonfire, will it have a slight cooling effect on global temperatures?

    Best answer: It may have a "cooling" effect on your wallet if you forgot to buy a "bonfire license".
    Best answer: It may have a "cooling" effect on your wallet if you forgot to buy a "bonfire license".
    12 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • Marxist Max Planck claims 80 days/yr over 115˚F in Mideast by 2050. Must we be all-out alarmist and panic now or can we...?

    Best answer: Not to worry The Creator who put the climate into effect when he created the earth, has the power to undo all the harm that's been done on earth and reverse conditions to what it was in the beginning. We have this promise at Revelation 11:18 that he will "bring to ruin those ruining the earth."
    Best answer: Not to worry The Creator who put the climate into effect when he created the earth, has the power to undo all the harm that's been done on earth and reverse conditions to what it was in the beginning. We have this promise at Revelation 11:18 that he will "bring to ruin those ruining the earth."
    6 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • How does CO2 cause warm oceans and geothermal activity to melt the glaciers?

    How does CO2 cause warm oceans and geothermal activity to melt the glaciers?

    The N Pole and Greenland show sub-zero temperatures most of if not all of the year and evidence shows the ice and glaciers are melting FROM BELOW!!!
    The N Pole and Greenland show sub-zero temperatures most of if not all of the year and evidence shows the ice and glaciers are melting FROM BELOW!!!
    16 answers · Global Warming · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it true that many/most of the climate change deniers are Christians? Do we need to de-christianize the planet in order to save it?

    Best answer: Yes I think that somewhere in the back of their tiny minds we don't need to concern ourselves about the climate because Jesus will take care of it.
    Best answer: Yes I think that somewhere in the back of their tiny minds we don't need to concern ourselves about the climate because Jesus will take care of it.
    15 answers · Global Warming · 3 weeks ago