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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotaur View Post
    I heard something about that. Didn't know it was that bad. It is getting crazy. Don't know if you knew about this but here in Florida the ocean water has risen so high that it is creating underground streams that are feeding into the delicate Everglades fresh water system. The result will be ecologically catastrophic if they can't stop it. And this is even weirder they have what is called "sunny day flooding" as the tidal water gushes from street grates in the Miami area. This is all a little scary.

    That rise in sea level should be seen everywhere, not just a part of Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Considering that not a single legitimate climatologist has used the misnomer "global warming" for over a decade, and, instead, for very good reason, has talked about Climate Change, why do so many of the climate change deniers still insist on using the archaic, and incorrect MMGW ("Man Made Global Warming") label when discussing the issue?

    Don't they realise that it just makes them sound, and look, woefully outdated, and out of touch with the science of the last decade?
    Because your side uses the incorrect, unscientific, panting, religiously oppressive term, "denier." It's a favorite among the normally anti-religious, suddenly middle-ages "burn em at the stake" crowd.

    Think about it. Since when has Science been about conformity to dogma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Considering that not a single legitimate climatologist has used the misnomer "global warming" for over a decade, and, instead, for very good reason, has talked about Climate Change, why do so many of the climate change deniers still insist on using the archaic, and incorrect MMGW ("Man Made Global Warming") label when discussing the issue?

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    For the same reason that opponents of evolutionary theory describe it as the idea that "humans evolved from monkeys."

    It's more eye-grabbing, and sets up a convenient strawman. If opponents of man-made climate change used phrases like "increasing frequency of temperature extremes," it would be more difficult to come up with sound bites that don't fly in the face of reality.
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    It always seems strange to me when some new issue comes along, something shows up on my radar, and I collect some information about it, and I form some opinion...

    ...and then I discover that the exact opposite opinion has been adopted monolithically by a given political group. It doesn't seem reasonable to me that members of a political party would necessarily evaluate scientific evidence all the same way and all arrive at the same conclusion and adopt a simple, easy to parse stance that literally all of them agree with.

    I mean...what a coincidence, right?! And it happens over and over and over again. And the "conclusions" they arrive at through carefully evaluating scientific evidence, even of issues that are completely unrelated, always support reduced regulation of industries that might otherwise be negatively impacted by the scientific evidence.

    It's incredible, isn't it? Amazing coincidence. Every time the "scientific" conclusion serves the same economic interests. It's like there is some sort of Natural Law at work! The Law Of Business Is Good For Everyone And Everything All The Time, I think I'll call it. And then, whenever anything complicated comes along that might suggest we evaluate something we're doing, I will just apply that law.

    And then I will be a Republican.

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