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Comment: Re:Climate Engineering (Score 1) 573

by BECoole (#49314101) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic

All you have to do is look at the results of the Medieval Warming Period.

Google some pictures of the Canadian Shield. I see LOTS of trees. Lots of water. Your entire post is hysterical ranting with a bunch of (incorrect) opinion and guessing.

I guess Ice Ages are easy to frivolously dismiss when you live in a place like Rio.

Comment: Re:Climate Engineering (Score 1) 573

by BECoole (#49310227) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic

However, at our stage of understanding the system, climate engineering is probably not such a good thing to be doing. The planet isn't an experiment that we can easily clean up after we make a mess. We can't 'nuke it from orbit' just to make sure.

That is a major issue with the carbon sequesters and everybody else. We're really running in the dark. We need to put quite a bit more energy (pun intended) into understanding the system before we blithely go and tinker with it (like we are doing at present).

I think we agree on that point - that carbon legislation is not a good idea and that we should allow the economy to naturally evolve beyond the use of carbon. Not that legislation would work anyway, only the lowest emitters would sign on.

Comment: Re:Climate Engineering (Score 1) 573

by BECoole (#49310205) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic

It's been suggested that we could ALREADY be in an ice age if it weren't for the extra CO2.
http://www.skepticalscience.co...

The real argument is legislative - Given that developing nations will overshadow developed nations in CO2 emissions, legislation will do nothing except harm the World economy.

Comment: Re:incredulity != evidence (Score 0, Insightful) 573

by BECoole (#49310053) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic

We can argue about whether or not the Earth is warming/cooling and whether that warming/cooling is due to man, but the AGW Alarmist arguments totally break down when they get into value judgements about the supposed facts.

The only real fact is that a person's opinion that warming and adding CO2 is beneficial is every bit as valid as someone saying it's not.

Comment: Climate Engineering (Score 4, Informative) 573

by BECoole (#49310003) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic

If we were to engage in climate engineering, warming things up and adding a little CO2 is exactly what we'd want to do.
It would increase the range of latitudes for food production and mitigate future ice ages, which are much more catastrophic than any effects from warming.

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