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Comment: Re:interesting that so many AC call NSA the... (Score 1) 271

by amiga3D (#49376185) Attached to: Attempted Breach of NSA HQ Checkpoint; One Shot Dead

The NSA aren't bad guys or good guys. They simply are. A wrench is neither bad nor good it's just a tool to remove a bolt or nut. The NSA is a tool used to spy on and analyze people and organizations that are considered a threat by the US government. If they do things that aren't legal you can bet someone very high in the US government authorized it. Probably at the very top.

Comment: Re:Tax (Score 1) 387

by amiga3D (#49370259) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

I tell you that I believe there is no simple solution and anything else is not politically feasible. It's difficult to get people to even accept that there is a problem at all, given that how can you expect people to sacrifice for a solution. Better to just plan and prepare for a warmer planet as that will be challenging enough.

Comment: Re:Let's see (Score 1) 387

by amiga3D (#49368229) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

The problem with global warming is there's really no easy solution. By easy I mean feasible one. Barring a major technological solution it's just going to get warmer and the sea level will rise. Life will go on but it'll sure be a lot different. Maybe someone will come up with a core tap for energy or something like that.

Comment: Re:Tax (Score 1) 387

by amiga3D (#49367953) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

The repercussions of burning oil and coal are long term. Taxing people until they rebel will be much shorter and the repercussions bloody. Go ahead, triple the cost of electricity. I dare you. Make gasoline 8 dollars a gallon. Global warming will be the least of your problems. You'll need all those police drones and SWAT teams. Gulags here we come.

Comment: Re:Let's see (Score 1) 387

by amiga3D (#49367943) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

I got the feeling he was speaking hypothetically but maybe not. In any case I just repeated what the IPCC had to say on the matter. I've seen one map showing a 300 foot rise in water level but I don't think anyone envisions that happening in the next decade or two. To rise 200-300 feet would require all of the world's ice to melt and that would certainly be a drastic change. 2.6 feet is bad enough and will cause a tremendous amount of problems. I differ with the global warming bunch in what can be done about it. I say nothing can be done to stop it. It's a result of billions of humans living on the planet and their activities and industry. Short of ridding the world of the majority of those people global warming will continue to climb. The changes required to actually do anything to stop the continued rise in warming are too much for people to accept. Too many sacrifices are required and getting most people to commit to that level of drop in lifestyle is impossible. Then we have emerging nations that want their day of prosperity as well. Perhaps technology can save us in the future but somehow I doubt that.

Comment: Re:Let's see (Score 1) 387

by amiga3D (#49367053) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

The IPCC has stated that sea level rise this century will likely be in the neighborhood of 2.6 feet or less but that extreme conditions could cause as much as a 6.5 foot rise in sea levels over the next hundred years. Maybe you are referring to Al Gore's propaganda where he stated a bunch of US cities could soon be underwater in the near future. You must remember Al Gore is a politician and as such, if his lips move, he's lying.

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