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To: Incorrigible; All

My career was as a meteorologist, working for the Department of Defence. I interacted with a number of peers. With those who supported the hypothesis of AGW, I would tell them that the science was not even close to proving the case.

Their response was generally of this sort: Well, the science is not there, but if we wait for the science to be proved, it will be too late! Besides, look at what is required to respond to AGW. It requires more conservation of resources, less dependence on petroleum, and generally more control over society by experts. These are all very good things, so if we are wrong about AGW, it does not really matter, no harm comes from it, only good things.

This is a subset of the case that people are much less sceptical of “facts” that lead to actions which they want done. Anyone can fall to that sort of bias. It would not make a difference if the ability to reinforce or refute those views was pretty much the same across the political spectrum.

But, it is not. The MSM is in lockstep with the “more government is good” position, so it overpowers the opposition a hundred to one.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 7:42:03 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Their response was generally of this sort: Well, the science is not there, but if we wait for the science to be proved, it will be too late! Besides, look at what is required to respond to AGW. It requires more conservation of resources, less dependence on petroleum, and generally more control over society by experts. These are all very good things, so if we are wrong about AGW, it does not really matter, no harm comes from it, only good things.

This has all of the hallmarks of a cult-religion. The danger is that they're forcing all of us into their congregation.

The sacrament of this religion is that all aspects of energy use are allocated by the state.

This must be resisted, with force.

13 posted on 01/21/2013 9:17:21 AM PST by IncPen (Read the Constitution.)
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To: marktwain
These are all very good things, so if we are wrong about AGW, it does not really matter, no harm comes from it, only good things.

That is where they are completely wrong. Humans can always make any situation worse. Just this winter people have been freezing to death in their flats in Ireland because of these feel good morons. The price of energy in Ireland required to stay alive in winter time, has risen dramatically because of inefficient green policies. These feel good greenies could be responsible for the deaths of millions if we enter the next Ice Age with retarded energy production capabilities.

14 posted on 01/21/2013 10:02:03 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: marktwain
Besides, look at what is required to respond to AGW. It requires more conservation of resources, less dependence on petroleum, and generally more control over society by experts. These are all very good things, so if we are wrong about AGW, it does not really matter, no harm comes from it, only good things.

Well, except that "more control over society by experts" thingy. Any control over any aspect of my life by anyone other than me, especially some self-righteous self-important tool who's convinced he's smarter than I, is NOT a good thing.

19 posted on 01/21/2013 9:38:22 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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