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When Politicians Pretend They Are Scientists ^

Posted on 04/09/2009 3:06:44 PM PDT by truthfinder9

Geoengineering. Excerpts:

 Tinkering with Earth's climate to chill runaway global warming - a radical idea once dismissed out of hand - is being discussed by the White House as a potential emergency option, the president's new science adviser said Wednesday...One option raised by Holdren and proposed by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays.

It still is radical, and stupid:

But he said there could be grave side effects. Studies suggest that might include eating away a large chunk of the ozone layer above the poles and causing the Mediterranean and the Mideast to be much drier.

And those are just the predicted problems. Scientists say they worry about side effects that they don't anticipate.

Scare tactics:

He and many experts believe that warming of a few degrees more would lead to disastrous drought conditions and food shortages in some regions, rising seas and more powerful coastal storms in others.

Mankind seemed to prosper in past warm periods. It is harder to adapt to cold periods. Cold is harder on food supplies and energy consumption. More scientists are talking about global cooling now. Suppose geoengineering hastens cooling? 

Politicians need to get out of making science policy, or at least put science before politics when making policy.

P.S. The Obama "science advisor," on another subject, said:

The U.S. anti-ballistic missile program is not ready to work and shouldn't be used unless it is 100 percent effective. The system, which would be used to shoot down missiles from countries like North Korea or Iran "needs to be essentially perfect ... that's going to be hard to achieve."

Um, if it's "not ready to work" what shot down that satellite last year and why do we have operational anti-ballistic missile ships and bases?

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: environment; geoengineering; globalwarming; science

1 posted on 04/09/2009 3:06:45 PM PDT by truthfinder9
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To: truthfinder9

They can discuss all they want. Won’t happen. No one, save for Bill Maher types, believes this Obama excrement. The loon and his house-O-loons couldn’t pass undergrad calculus, let alone any real math. Science is NOT their friend.

2 posted on 04/09/2009 3:12:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: truthfinder9

Okay, my “global warming” post... LOL...

It’s one thing to gripe and complain about these things and disagree with it, but it’s quite *another* to convince your friends and neighbors and relatives and coworkers...

THEREFORE..., it’s also absolutely necessary for people to know the information in the following documentary. If there were simply *one* video that you could see and/or show people you know... this would be the *one*...

The following is an *excellent* video documentary on the so-called “Global Warming” I would recommend it to all FReepers. It’s a very well-made documentary.

“The Great Global Warming Swindle”

If you want to download it, via a BitTorrent site (using a BitTorrent client), you can get it at the following link.
[this is a high-quality copy, of about a gigabyte in size...]

It’s worth seeing and having for relatives, friends, neighbors and coworkers to see.

Also, see it online here...
[this one is considerably lower quality, is a flash video and viewable online, of course...]

Buy it here...
[this one would be the very highest quality version, on a DVD disk, of several gigabytes in size...]

3 posted on 04/09/2009 3:42:06 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: truthfinder9

This turkey is so loaded with probable “unintended consequences” that one blanches at the thought. Of course, his threat to actually DO it will make everyone fall right into line with the communistic/socialistic garbage he’s spouting and intends. Ruling us is the end game, and if he has to scare us - well, he will.

4 posted on 04/09/2009 4:39:59 PM PDT by Twinkie (HITLER WAS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.)
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