Discussion in 'Serious Chat' started by Todd, Jan 4, 2008.
...Which is exactly why I think its funny.
Well here's the thing: the planet as a whole is warming; over the next century the global temperature is expected to rise 2-3 C, an increase that is normally supposed to occur over approximately 40,000 years (with the tilt in the Earth's rotation). Nobody's really sure what to expect after that; if the thermohalene conveyor belt stops, we could actually end up seeing a global freezing: everything beyond the equator remains (rather permanently) at -20 C. If the thermohalene system is instead sped up, we see global warming: more frequent and more severe weather events, more droughts, frequent flooding, and possibly Japan and other small islands totally submerged. Either way it's not a pretty picture, but the latter could lead to a runaway greenhouse effect, which, if it does indeed come to that, could mean (literally) the end of the world as we know it, a.k.a Earth turns into Venus.
The key word here is "climate." Just because we're getting exceptionally cold weather really doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things.
Edit: Italics are for emphasis, by the way, not dickish condescension.
On the politics board at AP.net recently, I saw a post where someone gave a good analogy for people's viewpoints against it.
You keep your phone in your bedroom, but you can't find it because the room looks like a bomb site. So you tidy your room, hoping that you can find the phone.
When you're done, you still haven't found it. But what the hell, right? Your living space is a lot cleaner and safer and you've found other stuff that you thought you'd lost.
You can go into more detail with it but what he was saying was, basically, climate change denial = the fear that you won't find your phone. Just some food for thought.
Can't politics bring humor as well?
Yes, I know about climate change. (And theres the lulz about "well, Climates do change, you know, like the weather changes " )
On a serious note, it is okay to assume the data is perfect, right? Of course, data cannot be suspect. Certainly. And likely, here comes the defense.
Yep, data can be suspect and believe me I'm not one for accepting things blindly. Generally though, I don't see how it is here... definitely not to a point where you can put a dampener on the whole thing.
Goverment Shutdown Likely?
Uh, that would be very bad.
Senate leave Wisconsin to protest.
protesting to what they say could setback 50 years of hard work.
I do favor one party over the other, but I'm not a huge fan of politicians themselves. There are too many people with the wrong interests it seems. America is ridiculously divided.
Yeah, personally I think a huge problem that America has is making whatever party you're opposing some evil organization. Every November all we mostly get is negative ads which really pisses me off.
...but there are exceptions *cough* Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Glenn Beck *cough*. I could watch negative ads of them all day . Other than that list, I'll just kindly disagree with a politician's view.
If you mean the abolishment of the right to form unions, that actually goes back even further, to the late 1800s. So yeah, MAJOR regression if it does go through as it has in Ohio.
Anyway, just found something scary: Georgia lawmaker proposes a law that gives the death penalty to women who have miscarriages, on the legal justification that that woman "killed" the child.
...the fuck? You've got to be kidding me (the video).
For a moment I skimmed over the word "miscarriages" and thought it was abortions. Not that that'd be much less stupid.
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