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Global Warming: Make me an offer...

The theory of man made global climate change says that human co2 emissions, in fact, are a massive and immediate threat to the earth. This theory has been taken as token fact even though temperature models that formed the theory are now almost two decades into inaccurate projections of temperatures thought to have rapidly risen by now, but have actually been stable since the year 2000.

Pretend I'm a high ranking government official and answer this for me as though you were a policy analyst:

Is it logical for governments to enact policy that is detrimental to fossil fuel industries, global economies, and the families of those workers who are literally put out of work by the government based off of the increasingly unfounded and hotly scientifically contested theory of man-made global climate change?

Keep in mind these factors:
Renewable energy does not have a cheap and efficient answer currently.

As we've seen with the Stimulus Package- government subsidized "green" start-ups end in bankruptcy.

The country is in the midst of an economic crisis.

Fossil fuel is the most cost effective and profitable energy source.

Fear is a powerful tool for politicians and businessmen alike.

Have fun kiddos!

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  • Aug 19 2013: (Role Play inferred here)

    Pump the breaks there Toby Ziegler- I was dismissing paranoid schizophrenics, not accredited institutions of study. And I DO have an idea of how complex our climate is- so complex that it is arrogant for mankind to think we have it figured out enough to derail the economy in the name our limited knowledge.

    Secondly, the voters are not going to jive with a business a usual approach. We have to clean up the traditional energy industries- but we have to give them ample time in order to do so- not lay off the whole plant cause we THINK they are killing the human race off in the next 5 days. We're taking about a compromise between business and the alarmists. Neither can get everything they want- which is why I like living here.

    No one is going to give a damn what the weather is like if there is a global economic shutdown because the US collapses in on itself without steady, reliable energy. I can bet whoever gets the blame for that won't rock the vote next cycle and neither will his friends. I can't be that guy.

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