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Comment: Re:Does it matter if you are a sceptic or not? (Score 1) 700

by Citizen of Earth (#49589931) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

If climate change is catastrophically serious, we need to reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere and immediately switch from coal to nuclear

Even if we did that, it would still take several decades for it to have an impact. And we won't do that. If climate change is catastrophically serious, then geo-engineering would be the only effective solution. On the plus side, it is only 1/1000th as expensive as CO2-emission elimination.

Comment: Re:Does it matter if you are a sceptic or not? (Score 1) 700

by Citizen of Earth (#49589819) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

When lives are at stake you mostly plan for the worst case scenario, unless you are a cynic of course.

The trouble is that doing what you suggest puts millions of lives at risk in itself. The third world already has severe energy-poverty problems without being burdened with more.

Comment: Re:Too bad it did not happen on Osama Bin Laden (Score 1) 250

by Citizen of Earth (#49435245) Attached to: Verdict Reached In Boston Bombing Trial

A country's legal system doesn't have to lower itself to the level of the criminals it is punishing.

It happens to be *illegal* to kidnap and forcibly confine people. Since the legal system should not lower itself to the levels of criminals, it must therefore set all prisoners free!

The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives. -- Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project

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