Join Date: Apr 2015
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Climate change, previously known as global warming
Just wondering if anyone is really buying this crap. I heard today that climate change is now a 1.5 TRILLION dollar industry, most of it funded by the taxpayer, you and me. Well, now I'm pissed.
For the record, not only am I a Safeguard dropout, I'm also a high school dropout. As I began to stumble through life without an education, I learned quickly that common sense goes a long long way-don't do stupid and work hard and you'll be just fine.
So, I have a few questions for anyone with more education than myself, which is most of you. I have applied the common sense rule and still can't latch on the "fact" the earth is warming due to man made greenhouse farts.
1. We were told 30 years ago that if we don't drastically change our lifestyle and clean up our emissions, the icecaps will melt and flood New York City. We have made huge and costly changes, the globe still warmed (so they say) and NY didn't flood, so why is there still a crisis?
2. When I look at global temp charts for the last 100 years, there may be a slight steady increase, but when I look at 100 year global fossil fuel usage, there is a slight increase through 1960- and then skyrockets off the chart through 2015. If fossil fuel burning is the cause of global warming, shouldn't we be about cooked by now?
3. Extreme weather events are always blamed on global warming. How then do you explain the Galveston Hurricane 100 years ago? Dust bowl in the 30s? Mother's day "super outbreak" of violent tornadoes in the early 70s.
I could go on and on.
4. If there was an Ice Age 10,000 years ago, what brought the earth out of it? Global warming? YES! Man made? NO!
So, why then are we spending trillions to fix something that doesn't exist? I am so sick of sending my money to Uncle ##!%&**!!! Sam so he can give a multi million dollar grant to some clowns so the can make ethanol out of seaweed and then sell it back to the government at $150 a gallon. And don't get me going on wind turbines. They are ruining the beautiful mid west skylines with thousands of these stupid things. You know it takes 20 years to recoop costs on a turbine-IF there are no problems with it?
Will someone a bit smarter PLEASE fill me in? What am I missing???!!!??