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Comment: Re:ahh we're all going to die (Score 1) 279

by Apuleius (#46007589) Attached to: Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter

" But wait, what do you think the research funded by industry is like? The scientists buy diamond rings and go cruising on a private luxury yacht? "

Research grants from the private sector do tend to be looser, but in the context of climate change, deniers are not getting grants to do research.

They're getting paid to write propaganda. And that comes with no strings attached, at all.

Comment: Re:ahh we're all going to die (Score 1) 279

by Apuleius (#46002421) Attached to: Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter

If you were trying to make money from climate research and looked around to see which side would bring the most bucks, you would come to the conclusion that the global warmist side has the most to offer.

Bullshit. Complete and utter bullshit.

First off, grant money from mainstream science organizations isn't handed with no questions asked. It's spent on gear (climate scientists neeed computers), and on tuition for the grad students.

But, if you're willing to lie about climate change, the deniers will pay you literally $5K an hour to go to a podium and deny. (Heartland Institute;s going rate)

Comment: Re:ahh we're all going to die (Score 1) 279

by Apuleius (#46002403) Attached to: Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter

those who think that the scientific community are all conspiring to earn big bucks from climate change,

Misdirection. Scientists are not the ones looking to cash in -- they are being used by those who are looking to cash in, which is big business.

So the scientists aren't pulling a con on us.
So they're right to tell us that CO2 warms the earth, and that warming makes the earth less hospitable to humanity.

Even if they are being used by malign interests, so fucking what?

Comment: Re:Pshaw... it's just weather! (Score 1) 279

by Apuleius (#46002355) Attached to: Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter

Pretty pathetic if all you can muster is what you were told in grade school. We are not "still coming out of the last ice age." If not for the greenhouse effect, right now we would be inching towards the next one. In fact, before the onset of the industrial revolution, we were indeed inching towards it.

Comment: Expensive Meh. (Score 1) 324

by Apuleius (#44974883) Attached to: Upper Limit On Emissions Likely To Be Exceeded Within Decades

"Doomsday" will always be some time away. But when it comes to costs and economic hardship, that's now. Right now.

The shipping lanes of the Mississippi have lost capacity to low river levels. NOW.

The Great Lakes have receded, forcing ships to travel with only half their usual tonnage. NOW.

Warming has gotten the barkbeetles to flourish in the Rockies, helping forest fires, killing forests, and exacerbating floods. NOW.

Pacific islanders are having to install rainwater collection because their groundwater is turning saline. NOW.

Comment: This calls for creative sentencing. (Score 3, Funny) 311

by Apuleius (#44974625) Attached to: Arrest Made In Webcam Highjacking Extortion Case

When an attractive young girl accidently shows more of herself than she wants to, you need to be conscientious and respectful and look away.

When I show accidentally more of myself than I want to, you do not need to be respectful to look away. You will look away for your own sake, or what you see will be its own punishment.

I think y'all know what I'm getting at. You've seen Clockwork Orange.

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