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Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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Thoughts on "Global Warming"...
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Consider these other observable facts:
* The Earth's average global temperature as recorded observations has been trending up.
* Genetic adaptation (dying off of those who can't handle the climate change as compared to those who do because of differences in breeding rates) can only occur so fast (small percentages of each generation).
* Huge depopulation events cause gaps in society's support (ie, no workers, etc).
* There are coincidental human factors (CO2 emissions, etc).
* Humans also have the capability to influence some of the related components tied to climate change (emissions, reflectivity, efficiency, etc).

As such, who cares if humans are the absolute cause or not. We're still obligated to do what we can to limit the rate at which our home is converted into a place that will not sustain our progeny.

On the flip side, it's not feasible to commit society to a backwards slide in order to effect these changes unless we are already at the actual threshold of being in a backwards slide due to climate change. (We are not.)

It's a balance. Bickering back and forth over the issue helps, but actual work and research by qualified people is required to make that bickering valuable.

If you use propaganda to discount the opposition, you discredit your own position. If, as a class, you detrimentally harm another class through uneducated decisions, you are STILL RESPONSIBLE for that harm, and punishment is often more punitive than doing it right in the first place.