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Comment Re:The Gods (Score 4, Informative) 385 385

I have actually heard this notion on Christian radio a decade ago... that is, God will always correct imbalances magically (as per God's promise to Noah) while He achieves His purpose on earth so there is no need to worry as we told to dominate all of the earth.

Even more recently Rep John Shimkus (you guess the party affiliation) also echoed this very same sentiment and claimed that government shouldn't attempt to control green house gases because

"I do believe in the Bible as the final word of God and I do believe that God said the Earth would not be destroyed by a flood"

The earth will end only when God declares its time to be over. Man will not destroy this earth. This earth will not be destroyed by a flood.

Of course this just demonstrates POE's law once again.

Comment Not quite so simple... (Score 3, Informative) 385 385

" the effect of increased temperature will depend on the crop's optimal temperature for growth and reproduction. [1] In some areas, warming may benefit the types of crops that are typically planted there. However, if warming exceeds a crop's optimum temperature, yields can decline"

Not to mention that the available land mass for agriculture (due to rising oceans and increasing desertification) will be much less.

Comment Re:Political posturing. (Score 2) 459 459


That's just political posturing and propaganda.

And what is the purpose of propaganda and political posturing? To persuade, to foster public support and political will to take a specific action in line with the posturing and propaganda. I get sick of people just waving this off - talk of genocide - as a if it were just a mere insignificant cultural manifestation.

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln