• Why do people who call themselves conservatives think that the only solution to global warming is Communism?

    Best answer: Fear. They think that addressing global warming will end their way of life. They think not using the fossil-fuel-based technology they are using right now (internal combustion engine cars, coal power plants, and so on) will mean that they don't have transportation, or any way to heat or cool their homes, run... show more
    Best answer: Fear.

    They think that addressing global warming will end their way of life. They think not using the fossil-fuel-based technology they are using right now (internal combustion engine cars, coal power plants, and so on) will mean that they don't have transportation, or any way to heat or cool their homes, run their TVs, and so on. They're only seeing what they're being expected to give up, and not what will replace it. They think that "different" necessarily means "worse".

    And, because of that fear, they automatically reject all of the solutions people offer to deal with the problem, usually by labeling them as the worst vaguely plausible thing they can think of. For conservatives above a certain age, that almost inevitably means "communism".
    20 answers · Global Warming · 3 days ago
  • I'm glad that I'm white, aren't you?

    Best answer: There is nothing wrong with being white.
    Best answer: There is nothing wrong with being white.
    13 answers · Other - Environment · 2 days ago
  • Is there any way do reduce the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, other than planting trees/plants?

    Best answer: The concentration of CO2 has been drastically reduced by plants and marine organisms using photosynthesis. These organisms emit O2 to our great fortune. CO2 is at a concentration of 400 ppm and O2 is more like 210,000 ppm. Obviously those organisms using the sun for energy and producing oxygen as a waste are the... show more
    Best answer: The concentration of CO2 has been drastically reduced by plants and marine organisms using photosynthesis. These organisms emit O2 to our great fortune. CO2 is at a concentration of 400 ppm and O2 is more like 210,000 ppm. Obviously those organisms using the sun for energy and producing oxygen as a waste are the dominant affect on the environment. A billion years ago, we didn't have the O2 in the atmosphere. So we have plants and marine organisms largely driving the concentrations of CO2 and free oxygen in the atmosphere and oxygen is over 500 times as much. If you halve the CO2 concentration to 200 ppm, plants begin to struggle. If you double it, plants do much better. I'm just trying to put CO2 and O2 into perspective. There is wacko idea our there trying to call CO2 evil and bad. In fact, it is the cornerstone of life on our planet. Instead of believing everything you are told, learn to be skeptical. Instead of thinking about things the way the media and the way those that want your money want you to think, you should think with your own head.

    Dimwit Anon thinks terms like global warming and climate change make perfect sense. Of course he does. You have to be pretty stupid not to understand that global warming without the term anthropogenic (man-made) is gibberish but ignorant trolls like Anon don't mind if other ignorant dunces think all warming must be from humans. It isn't science. It is a cult and Anon is a full blown member. I learned my science by studying real science books and earning a geology degree. Anon thinks science is what he read on left wing blogs.
    9 answers · Global Warming · 18 hours ago
  • Climate 'scientists' are leaving the U.S. and moving to France another success for President Trump?

    Giannini plans to do an additional 15 to 20 years of research — “I love my job!” she wrote. But she said over the past 15 to 20 years, it had already become harder to obtain federal funding, “I jumped at the promise of a five-year contract!” said Alessandra Giannini, a professor at Columbia University’s Earth... show more
    Giannini plans to do an additional 15 to 20 years of research — “I love my job!” she wrote. But she said over the past 15 to 20 years, it had already become harder to obtain federal funding, “I jumped at the promise of a five-year contract!” said Alessandra Giannini, a professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ener...
    11 answers · Global Warming · 1 day ago
  • Why does simply accepting the science of global warming make someone left wing?

    Best answer: Good question. The global warming issue has a scientific aspect and a political aspect. It is important to keep them separate. One can accept the premise of AGW and simply let the private sector adapt. That is a perfectly reasonable position for a scientifically literate right-winger to take. Not all of us... show more
    Best answer: Good question. The global warming issue has a scientific aspect and a political aspect. It is important to keep them separate. One can accept the premise of AGW and simply let the private sector adapt. That is a perfectly reasonable position for a scientifically literate right-winger to take. Not all of us march to the beat of evangelical Christians. Some of us even believe the earth is more than 6,000 years old.

    The discussion only becomes right wing/left wing when it moves to government's role. One can argue that AGW is a serious problem AND government has to intervene in a big way, that's a left wing position. Accepting or rejecting the science is one thing. Advocating radical government makes it left wing.
    20 answers · Global Warming · 3 days ago
  • Ugh... I'd hate to be gay, is that offensive?

    Best answer: No.

    I don't think anyone wants to be gay.

    But if you are gay, it's just one of those things, & it's nothing to ashamed of.
    Best answer: No.

    I don't think anyone wants to be gay.

    But if you are gay, it's just one of those things, & it's nothing to ashamed of.
    10 answers · Other - Environment · 2 days ago
  • All these wild fires in CA: Are they caused by Climate Change or by some evil people setting fires?

    Best answer: When it gets hot, dry and gusty like it was last week, fires that would have easily been put out previously instead turn into raging infernos. Last year we had a lot of rain. In one place that I take wildlife photographs (Bolsa Chica Wildlife Reserve), the plants are over my head in this particular patch of... show more
    Best answer: When it gets hot, dry and gusty like it was last week, fires that would have easily been put out previously instead turn into raging infernos. Last year we had a lot of rain. In one place that I take wildlife photographs (Bolsa Chica Wildlife Reserve), the plants are over my head in this particular patch of brush and by comparison last year I could easily see over them. The point is, there is a lot of fuel and it is very dry. Add some freaky dry air and strong wind and it becomes extremely dangerous. To me, it is amazing there aren't more and I suspect if any evil people get involved it could get a whole lot worse.

    I have two large pine trees in my front yard. I packed 5 large bags of pine needles this weekend due to that wind. That is twice as much as I have ever had to pack before and I still have cleanup to do. I was only knocking out most of it. My eyes are thoroughly red from the wind and my skin is as dry as a lizards. It is just that time of year. Santa Anas happen.
    13 answers · Global Warming · 3 days ago
  • Should President Trump have NASA focus on sending people to the moon and Mars, or on global warming?

    Best answer: That is quite a novel thought, having the departments going back to doing what they are supposed to be doing rather than furthering a leftist (pro government) agenda. The FBI's role in spying on Republicans, the IRS role in attacking any conservative organizations and threatening donors, the State Dept.... show more
    Best answer: That is quite a novel thought, having the departments going back to doing what they are supposed to be doing rather than furthering a leftist (pro government) agenda. The FBI's role in spying on Republicans, the IRS role in attacking any conservative organizations and threatening donors, the State Dept. unmasking republicans, NASA pretending science adjusting previous temperature records, etc., are good examples of what departments shouldn't be doing. Actually having NASA focusing on space and exploration would be amazing. Yes. Trump should try to get NASA to focus more on space exploration and have all departments become less politicized.
    13 answers · Global Warming · 3 days ago
  • If you want to reduce Greenhouse gas, why not start with water in its gaseous form?

    Best answer: Hurricanes and heavy downpours do it instantaneously and naturally. The Climate Clowns use flooding as evidence of climate change, but I doubt that they understand how much greenhouse gas is eliminated from the atmosphere through heavy rains and hurricanes.

    These are both negative feedbacks towards global warming.
    Best answer: Hurricanes and heavy downpours do it instantaneously and naturally. The Climate Clowns use flooding as evidence of climate change, but I doubt that they understand how much greenhouse gas is eliminated from the atmosphere through heavy rains and hurricanes.

    These are both negative feedbacks towards global warming.
    12 answers · Global Warming · 3 days ago
  • Is Emanuele Macron correct that the planet is losing the fight against global warming?

    "We're not going fast enough, there lies the tragedy," http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-13/we...
    "We're not going fast enough, there lies the tragedy," http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-13/we...
    7 answers · Global Warming · 17 hours ago
  • What can I do to stop global warming?

    I am devastated seeing that video of the polar bear going extinct. Please I want to do everything i can to help
    I am devastated seeing that video of the polar bear going extinct. Please I want to do everything i can to help
    21 answers · Global Warming · 5 days ago
  • I like orange color.?

    7 answers · Other - Environment · 22 hours ago
  • Is EXXON right to disclose to shareholders the risks from global warming and global warming policies?

    Best answer: Exxon shouldn't patronize its shareholders by reading an extortion note from alarmists. I can guarantee the vast majority of geologists that work for Exxon don't buy into the "risks" that alarmists exaggerate for their political agenda
    Best answer: Exxon shouldn't patronize its shareholders by reading an extortion note from alarmists. I can guarantee the vast majority of geologists that work for Exxon don't buy into the "risks" that alarmists exaggerate for their political agenda
    8 answers · Global Warming · 1 day ago
  • Why do global warming deniers claim that realists are asking for money?

    Best answer: Because they're alarmist. They want people to believe that: a) the current political system will be destroyed by dealing with global warming and replaced with Communism or Socialism b) the attempt to deal with global warming will result in capitalism being destroyed c) the attempt to deal with global warming... show more
    Best answer: Because they're alarmist. They want people to believe that:

    a) the current political system will be destroyed by dealing with global warming and replaced with Communism or Socialism
    b) the attempt to deal with global warming will result in capitalism being destroyed
    c) the attempt to deal with global warming will destroy the economy
    d) the attempt to deal with global warming will raise your taxes
    e) the attempt to deal with global warming will result in the UN or other external powers taking control

    ... and I could go on. And these deniers have the audacity to claim that people like me are 'alarmist'? Feck off ...
    13 answers · Global Warming · 3 days ago