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To: metmom

I wish I could get through to people.

People who believe in AGW are like acolytes of a cult. They have so completely invested their faith in man-made global warming, the mere mention of the subject shuts them down from being able to listen to a hint of dissent.

I keep trying to get through, but nobody will even hear the argument. The excuses are always parroted by the acolytes from what they’ve read and heard from the MSM.

“It’s settled science. There is a consensus of all serious scientists.”

That’s it. I can’t shatter that shield. I can’t broach that roadblock.

More and more the science is being discussed by those who know that the AGW supporting scientists have not made their case, but you can’t get an acolyte of the cult of AGW to even listen to 3 words. Literally.

The green schools have done their jobs all too well brainwashing everyone under 35. I’m at a loss how to convince them until they are freezing their asses off in winter, and paying $8/gallon gas with rolling blackouts.

Maybe then we will get their attention, but right now, the acolytes are in a brain-dead stupor of blind religious faith.

It is very frustrating to be able to cite the science - to show that the models don’t work, to explain about solar storms, the changing tilt of the Earth’s axis, the weakening of Earth’s magnetic field, the effect of clouds and water vapor on the greenhouse effect, the miniscule atmospheric concentrations of CO2, the fact the oceans are heating from below, the fact that all of the planets in the solar system experienced warming in the late 20th century — knowing all the science and seeing nothing but anger behind the glassy stares of the acolytes as you have just blasphemed their faith and deity.

It’s downright scary and many of these people vote.


10 posted on 02/28/2012 9:02:44 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (The only priority: Repeal Obamacare)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I should have said “most people”, not all people.


11 posted on 02/28/2012 9:05:49 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (The only priority: Repeal Obamacare)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I can usually shut people down after telling them why I don’t believe in global warming and when they try to argue, telling them that I am a meteorologist.

Very few have ever argued further with me, although I have no idea if I ever convinced anyone who’s mind is already made up on the subject.


12 posted on 02/28/2012 9:11:27 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
the miniscule atmospheric concentrations of CO2,

I agree with most of your points. The thing about CO2 is that it vibrates in lower frequency modes matching some infrared wavelengths Once added to the atmosphere, even in a tiny amount, it will absorb outgoing infrared and then pass that heat to the O2 and N2 that make up most of the atmosphere. Adding more CO2 to the atmosphere means the atmosphere gets warmer.

The problem like you imply is dogma on the other side, we should not add our own on our side.

15 posted on 02/29/2012 2:26:36 AM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
I wish I could get through to people.

The curse of genius.

16 posted on 02/29/2012 3:11:50 AM PST by Misterioso (An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced. - Ayn Rand)
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