The great illusion of climate-change ideology.

Apr 2018
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While education across the globe brainwashes children to believe people are destroying the Earth, some things need to be pointed out:

As a planet, the Earth is a very active place. It has a molten core of iron and nickel surrounding a solid core that is cooling in cosmic geological time from the center out. The enormous forces of gravity that hold the rest of the Earth’s layers together produce some energy converted to heat. In addition, decaying radioactive isotopes of uranium, thorium and potassium that were consolidated into the Earth’s composition at its formation have kept the Earth’s center white hot for billions of years.

Humanity dwells on a perilously thin layer at the very outer surface called a tectonic plate. Considering the colossal inner fury that is contained by serendipitous gravitational and rotational balance aided by a large stabilizing moon, it’s a bonified miracle that modern humans ever evolved. There are super volcanos around the Earth containing enough magma to spew sun-blocking material into the stratosphere to turn the Earth into a snowball wiping out humanity overnight.

Planet Earth does not exist in a protected bubble; it’s a tiny speck in a timeless void we call the universe. Our planet is in a slave-locked trajectory around a massive furnace called the Sun. Our distance from this crackling cauldron of energy makes life possible but not guaranteed.

The sun emits solar flares and mass ejecta that easily could strip off our atmosphere along with a magnetosphere that shields us from lethal solar winds. In a worst-case scenario our poorly maintained, electrical grid is vulnerable to a solar-burnout shutdown that would throw humanity back to the 1700’s.

Incredibly, the global reaction is to tax the people and control their behavior by blaming them for the weather. This is a strong indication that life on Earth has not evolved much from the microscopic stupid life that crawls and wiggles in puddles and mud.

The only useful thing humanity could do is to force an update of the Earth’s electrical grids to at least save part of the Human Race. Foolishly taxing the masses to control behavior is as ridiculous as sacrificing animals to appease the gods.

Climate change ideology is just an illusion that justifies oppression of the people by elites that see an opportunity to enrich and empower themselves. It’s as old as time itself.
 
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Regardless of how much or how little humans affect the climate, we do damage to the earth and its other inhabitants.

think of the animal and plant species that have been destroyed due to over-hunting and loss of habitat.

so, that said, if we can come up with a smarter and less-polluting way to produce energy , why not?

the problem is the extremists (on either side) make it an us vs them dichotomy when it really doesn't have to be.

we don't have to be reactionary to make incremental positive changes with the environment.
 
Apr 2018
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103
New Hampshire
Regardless of how much or how little humans affect the climate, we do damage to the earth and its other inhabitants.

think of the animal and plant species that have been destroyed due to over-hunting and loss of habitat.

so, that said, if we can come up with a smarter and less-polluting way to produce energy , why not?

the problem is the extremists (on either side) make it an us vs them dichotomy when it really doesn't have to be.

we don't have to be reactionary to make incremental positive changes with the environment.
Agreed, but those changes should be useful not political.
 
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Arcturus88 makes a cogent point, for while the debate remains political, any semblance of reason will be abandoned owing to the extremists on both sides.
 
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While education across the globe brainwashes children to believe people are destroying the Earth, some things need to be pointed out:

As a planet, the Earth is a very active place. It has a molten core of iron and nickel surrounding a solid core that is cooling in cosmic geological time from the center out. The enormous forces of gravity that hold the rest of the Earth’s layers together produce some energy converted to heat. In addition, decaying radioactive isotopes of uranium, thorium and potassium that were consolidated into the Earth’s composition at its formation have kept the Earth’s center white hot for billions of years.

Humanity dwells on a perilously thin layer at the very outer surface called a tectonic plate. Considering the colossal inner fury that is contained by serendipitous gravitational and rotational balance aided by a large stabilizing moon, it’s a bonified miracle that modern humans ever evolved. There are super volcanos around the Earth containing enough magma to spew sun-blocking material into the stratosphere to turn the Earth into a snowball wiping out humanity overnight.

Planet Earth does not exist in a protected bubble; it’s a tiny speck in a timeless void we call the universe. Our planet is in a slave-locked trajectory around a massive furnace called the Sun. Our distance from this crackling cauldron of energy makes life possible but not guaranteed.

The sun emits solar flares and mass ejecta that easily could strip off our atmosphere along with a magnetosphere that shields us from lethal solar winds. In a worst-case scenario our poorly maintained, electrical grid is vulnerable to a solar-burnout shutdown that would throw humanity back to the 1700’s.

Incredibly, the global reaction is to tax the people and control their behavior by blaming them for the weather. This is a strong indication that life on Earth has not evolved much from the microscopic stupid life that crawls and wiggles in puddles and mud.

The only useful thing humanity could do is to force an update of the Earth’s electrical grids to at least save part of the Human Race. Foolishly taxing the masses to control behavior is as ridiculous as sacrificing animals to appease the gods.

Climate change ideology is just an illusion that justifies oppression of the people by elites that see an opportunity to enrich and empower themselves. It’s as old as time itself.
Most people believe that poluting the environment leads to bad things.

A select few like to pull the wool over their own eyes.