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kanook67
The future is not what it used to be.
10:49 AM on 08/20/2013
America does it's part in addressing global warming by bombing third world countries back into the stone age every once in awhile.
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StephenBP
What's he building in there?
10:45 AM on 08/20/2013
The Pollutocrat philosophy entails the accumulation of substantial amounts of wealth through the conversion of pristine atmospheres, lands, and waters into waste dumps. There is no glade or glen so beautiful that a Pollutocrat developer would not landfill it in an instant to make a buck.

The only green that Pollutocrats respect is the teal green of money.

Fossil fuel billionaires are leading the efforts to protect wealth accumulations that have resulted from improper disposal of fossil fuel combustion wastes. They are getting just a little bit more desperate each day, and they are trying harder and harder to dispute the science of climatology, science which pits them against the welfare of humanity. And many people believe them.

Follow the money. An awful lot of people are going to have their golden ox "Gored" , their goose that lays golden eggs cooked, in the years ahead, as fossil fuels become the pariah energy source of the planet. They aren't going to let that happen without a fight, though, you can be sure.
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Jackel Sprued
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a
10:45 AM on 08/20/2013
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The solution is HEMP. When turned into Hempcret it eats carbon dioxide as well as building a comfortable home. When grown 1 acre produces the same mass as 4 acres of trees for paper, and grows in one season not 40 years. No study has been done on what other environmental effects it may have. It can also produce a cheap fuel oil. Also Hydrogen is a flammable gas that can fuel most engines with little modification required. In Africa two school girls with few resources collected Hydrogen from urine and ran an electric generator with it. Why not do that? There are working solar technologies not in mass use for COST reasons only. A triple solar cell arranged in an inverse pyramid can operate at 40% conversion. That's 10% better than the kindest estimate of petroleum, and the cells are not exhausted by the first conversion like petroleum. Consider the idea that the people of this earth have paid for all the scientific advances and been given none of the profit. PUBLIC DEBT PRIVATE PROFIT. Those sacrifices were made by generations world wide so we would have peace. The wealthy claim their wealth is not the result of teamwork. That's like a quarterback claiming he won the game alone. How have we come to believe we are powerless? I hope this stimulates a real dialog.
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kanook67
The future is not what it used to be.
10:45 AM on 08/20/2013
If global warming could be stopped with huge tax breaks for the rich elite the Baggers here would be screaming at the top of their lungs from the highest hills that we need to do something about global warming right NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
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ClarcKing
Citizen
10:44 AM on 08/20/2013
It should be disclosed that we are into a mini-ICE AGE and heading into a Major ICE AGE. The scientific facts and analysis above must be reevaluated. CO2 is necessary for human survival, providing so many processes and technologies, chief among them is food production, let's consider what is actually being proposed here. The demand for population and economic contraction, deindustrilaization, is embedded in these articles supposedly concerned with climate change.

The immediate threat to man's survival is the Oligarchical system working in the Fed's unlimited bailout system, that sucked up all the cash in circulation, that production levels in every sector are in decline. This is the national security crisis. The President and the Congress must see to the immediate danger, reinstate Glass-Steagall in US banking, reorganize the Fed into the US National Bank that funds the redevelopment of North America.

Small modular nuclear reactors, (SMR), employing technology of the Integral Fast Reactor that uses spent nuclear 'waste' as fuel can propel an economy recovery and undergird future and necessary economy platforms. SMR's on the East and West Coast can extract Hydrogen and Oxygen from Seawater, that will bring on the Hydrogen Economy. Banks of SMR's can be organized for desalinization refreshing the nation.s aquifers, and supporting agriculture and food production. This is the American system of political economy working for the benefit of the population. The 'can't do' system is the system of Oligarchy and it must be terminate or it will terminate us.
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11:08 AM on 08/20/2013
Explain in simple language . No Ming by
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drp103
SYSTEM ON
10:43 AM on 08/20/2013
How many baggers here still use a rotary phone?
10:48 AM on 08/20/2013
If they do, then they are helping save the planet from global warming.

For, your average smartphone uses as more electricity than a refrigerator. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2396654/Your-iPhone-uses-energy-refrigerator.html
10:49 AM on 08/20/2013
Who cares?
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Sandman911
VOTE FOR ANYONE EXCEPT DEMOCRATS & REPUBLICANS
10:43 AM on 08/20/2013
Let's see, the European Union passed carbon trading and Cap & Trade over 8 years ago. The EU is now currently THIRD in carbon emissions behind China and the U.S. The cap & trade system is a complete failure riddled with greed, corruption and government ineptitude.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324030704578426520736614486.html

What now Al Jazeeragore ????
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brian farms
Left-Leaning Independent
10:41 AM on 08/20/2013
Scientists that would not have a job without the threat of "Global Warming" all agree.

Global Warming pays great.. err... exists.
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kanook67
The future is not what it used to be.
10:54 AM on 08/20/2013
Oil industry paid scientists are the highest paid BY FAR!!!! That's a no brainer by the way.
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kanook67
The future is not what it used to be.
10:41 AM on 08/20/2013
The earth needs a nice old fashioned super pandemic to clense itself. Get us down to a much more manageable 2 or 3 billion humans tops.
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brian farms
Left-Leaning Independent
10:42 AM on 08/20/2013
Are you advocating war?
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11:09 AM on 08/20/2013
Gudo
10:41 AM on 08/20/2013
CO2 can be converted to elemental carbon and oxygen, its component parts. All it takes is energy; actually just a bit more energy than you get from burning the carbon and making the CO2 in the first place.

Maybe we could build a few nukes to convert it back into carbon, i.e. coal (LOL) after we burn it to make electricity. We could Tax the Rich (tm) to pay for it.
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10:39 AM on 08/20/2013
The world will get along just fine without humans. In fact it existed for four billion years before life could begin at all on this rock. The earth was bombarded by the sun's rays without any UV protection, there were meteorite and comet impacts thousands to millions of times, the planet was too hot, too cold, the atmosphere was too toxic for most life to exist.

So the planet and solar system will continue long after humans are just a speck on the timeline of earth's evolution and eventual demise.

The arrogance of humans is that we believe we will survive no matter what happens to this planet. That despite our unending attack on earth's ecosystems humans can adapt and prosper.

But history shows us the fallacy of that thinking since 98% of all species that ever lived on this planet are now extinct. We have ability to change our climate. There are over 7 billion humans on earth and the number is expected to rise another 2 billion or more in coming decades.

While our numbers increase the number of other species on earth are going extinct at an accelerated rate.

Like locusts consuming all in their path, humans are doing the same now to earth's dwindling resources. Unless we reduce our numbers, stop polluting the atmosphere with CO2 and other pollutants, change our destructive nature, I'm afraid the human race is on a train at full speed and the bridge is out ahead.
10:37 AM on 08/20/2013
Boy. If it isn't one thing it is another with these people. Socially, their ideological opponents have declared war on everything, women, children, cats, dogs, sightless Newts, etc., globally, their ideological opponents are at war with everyone, nature, a war, earth, a war, sky, a war. These are the warringest bunch of people on the planet. Maybe if we shipped them all to Elyseum and cut communications we can live our lives in peace.

The most interesting bit of info in this article is the fact that researchers have sucked up billions over the years with no end in sight....now where have we heard that before.
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LeftClique
Spindizzy Whistle!
10:37 AM on 08/20/2013
I'll tell you what we're going to do. We're going to party like it's 1999 until it's 2099. We're going to continue to burn coal and oil until it's all gone. When the entire planet is ruined and we're all choking on fumes, the Republicans will blame homosexuals, or music, or atheists, or liberals, or Al Gore's grandchildren, or poor people, or blacks, or France. Then the religious right will burn college graduates at the stake.
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mynameispaul62
Republicans are out of ideas.
10:37 AM on 08/20/2013
Another way of viewing the cost/benefit analysis is that the human population will probably be greatly reduced over the next 100 years.
Estonia-Firster
The NSA has classified my micro-bio
10:36 AM on 08/20/2013
"Pre-combustion -- meaning the CO2 is stripped out before the coal is burned - is a newer technique. "

That makes no sense. Coal is carbon. When coal is burned, the primary product is CO2. How can it be removed before its burned? There is no CO2 in coal before its burned.