“It's easy to follow the money with GW deniers: no company wants to curb or be taxed on emissions (which poison us all whether they are warming the planet or not!), but please show me the money trail for those who are warning about global warming. I have been wondering about this and I sincerely want you to tell me.”
slinkybro on Dec 10, 2013 at 23:28:43
“How are we being poisoned again? CO2 causes global warming but isn't poisoning us. But keep making things up. It makes you look smart.”
Omer the 3rd on Dec 10, 2013 at 21:36:46
“Look up Solyndra as a start. There are many other 'green energy' companies that have scammed billions of dollars out of taxpayers. Al Gore has gotten quite rich off of this scam.”
“Geez, a lot of people here don't seem to understand the basics of global warming. It's about averages and it's GLOBAL. A record cold temp. in one spot does not mean global warming does not exist, it is more likely a PRODUCT of it (regional extremes).”
slinkybro on Dec 10, 2013 at 23:22:05
“So how did they measure the global temperature 100 years ago? Sampled a few places and extrapolated?”
SnowOwlFan on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:47:18
“Yeah. That's true. There has been no increase in average global temperatures for fifteen years. AGW was BS, and consequently, it is DOA.”
ygreen42 on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:30:33
“So if the product of global warming is cold, does that mean that truth about global warming is a lie.”
nathanoj on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:25:29
“Yeah, we're constantly being reminded that science deniers don't even understand simple words like 'global' and 'average', and yet we're still arguing with them. It's like arguing with a stone. Unfortunately science deniers don't understand the concept of 'learning' either.
The thing that the pollution profiteers do understand is Grid Parity. That's what they are _really_ afraid of, which is why they always talk about climate change. Climate change is the biggest and best distraction from what they are really afraid of. Grid Parity.
"Grid parity (or socket parity) occurs when an alternative energy source can generate electricity at a levelized cost (LCoE) that is less than or equal to the price of purchasing power from the electricity grid. The term is most commonly used when discussing renewable energy sources, notably solar power and wind power."
“Plus, though, I would guess that (too) big in the US is a lot bigger than big in Canada, so maybe your comparison isn't apt.”
Inpatient on Nov 12, 2013 at 14:38:08
“Could be. My only point is that there's this singular focus on "too big to fail" even while some of the major factors behind the financial crisis, and in particular housing bubble, continue to be ignored.”