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|Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Mar. 16 2019,10:44)|
|I think one reason people reject climate change as reality is the way it has been politicised.|
Look at the green new deal championed by AOC. Does anybody think that would be a good thing to implement?
It's a vague set of initiatives that at least begins to deal with the problem on the scale it would require. If you have better ideas, we're all ears.
FWIW I don't think groups of humans are intelligent enough to deal with the problem successfully, and the next century will be a series of catastrophes.
I am not claiming to have the answers, just that the way it has been politicised is harmful to people accepting it.
BTW, I do consider global warming/climate change to be a threat to global civilisation. I also think that there is no way to address it without a reduction in population. At least for the foreseeable future.
in the late 70s and early 80s Exxon scientists and Exxon executives had meetings where they discussed global warming, because they knew it was an existential threat to their industry. They decided that there were enough people out there who are scientifically illiterate, that if they spent a few million dollars in propaganda they could confuse the issue for the indefinite future and keep making money. They literally hired the same PR firms that the tobacco companies hired when they were pretending that cigarettes don't cause cancer.
The carbon merchants have been politicizing this since I was in kindergarten.
I don't doubt that. What I do doubt is that more taxes will solve anything WRT global warming.
As for the green new deal, all I can see that doing is causing massive harm to the USA, without doing very much to reduce global carbon emissions unless most of the world does the same. Is it even possible to fear down and rebuild almost every building in the USA within 10 years? I seriously doubt that.