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    AP--A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/notable...ce-11552002661
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    I mean, do you think they'll see the water rising before they're drowned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    I mean, do you think they'll see the water rising before they're drowned?
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    Which ones did we lose? I confess I don't keep track of all the crap countries in low-lying areas.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    Hey, I tried to read it because I was genuinely interested, but it's behind a firewall, and I'm a cheapskate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Which ones did we lose? I confess I don't keep track of all the crap countries in low-lying areas.
    Reminds me of a joke I heard many years ago that goes something like this:

    My roommate/friend/whatever is from Ireland and loves to drink.

    I asked him "Don't you know that drinking kills brain cells?"

    He replied "Sure, but only the weak ones."
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    Good call, SU. If some random people at some point in the past made some incorrect predictions about global warming, then the entire thing must be a hoax. Right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Good call, SU. If some random people at some point in the past made some incorrect predictions about global warming, then the entire thing must be a hoax. Right?
    Correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    Hey, I tried to read it because I was genuinely interested, but it's behind a firewall, and I'm a cheapskate.
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    Hey when the fella on tv news can get tomorrow’s weather right then I may start believing the “scientists.” In the meantime I need to go and shovel Al Gore’s “global warming” off my driveway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Good call, SU. If some random people at some point in the past made some incorrect predictions about global warming, then the entire thing must be a hoax. Right?
    Actually, for rational people who believe in science and technology, like all religions this theology need not be binary. Smart, informed people are less and less talking about apocalypse and saying, "okay, we've increased the mean temperature of the planet by 1.8 degrees C. What are we going to do about it? Kill billions of people and create new, worse environmental problems by banning fossil fuels, or move forward like we have for the past several thousand years and solve our climate problem with new technology?" Have you read "Enlightenment Now," "Origin Story," "The Wizard and the Prophet," "Sapiens," or "Homo Deus"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Hey when the fella on tv news can get tomorrow’s weather right then I may start believing the “scientists.” In the meantime I need to go and shovel Al Gore’s “global warming” off my driveway.
    It's not about weather. It's about competing narratives like everything else. Climate change, like Christianity's atonement, is an all encompassing and pervasive doctrine that supports and justifies infinite permutations of efforts to elevate the collective over the individual, whether through single payor medicine, vegetarianism, meat shaming, whatever. See also, the Green New Deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Hey when the fella on tv news can get tomorrow’s weather right then I may start believing the “scientists.” In the meantime I need to go and shovel Al Gore’s “global warming” off my driveway.
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    I forgot to mention that while we've increased the mean temperature by 1.8 C, this has been necessary to virtually eradicate starvation, war and epidemics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    I forgot to mention that while we've increased the mean temperature by 1.8 C, this has been necessary to virtually eradicate starvation, war and epidemics.
    Quit forgetting to say shit. It’s embarrassing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Quit forgetting to say shit. It’s embarrassing.
    Shit.
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    Sean Hannity's spirit possesses SU
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    I forgot to mention that while we've increased the mean temperature by 1.8 C, this has been necessary to virtually eradicate starvation, war and epidemics.
    This is what you come out of hibernation for? OMG news flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
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    Sticks and stones, socialist.
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