To make matters worse, they own most of our debt
That's not true in any sense. The US owns most of its debt. China owns the largest share of foreign held debt (though less than 1/4 of that). Altogether they hold less than 10% of the US debt.
Vista, of course - a solid failure.
Well they had a nice name for it - guess they only spend money on marketing OR development.
Yeah, if you believe United Nations' reports on the matter.
Why believe the UN? Just look at satellite images of the North Pole. Plenty of non-UN come to the same conclusion.
Yeah, right. Wake me up, when Al Gore sells his — recently purchased — ocean front villa and moves to the hills.
He's got a few years before he should be worried - the places in trouble are those only a few feet above sea level.
Did you read the article you linked or just picked the first google result? Even that article agrees corn isn't a great choice for fuel. There might be something to be said for other types of ethanol as fuel, but you'll find the majority of scientists (or those that have done research into the matter - yourself included) agree that corn isn't helping. If it weren't for the money going to farmers (and the promise of energy independence) do you think we'd really have these subsidies?
Oh, another wonderful quote... The world-destroying lightbulbs — Edison (and Tesla) laughing sadly.
I didn't think I'd have to spell out everything so much - the lightbulbs are just one example of something that uses electricity. We have better ones now that use less electricity and save you money! Using lots of electricity is bad because our electricity comes from sources that release a lot of gases that lead to global warming. Global warming is bad. The lightbulbs themselves are OK.
This might frighten you, but the government is coercing you to do lots of stuff you probably don't like. Did you know that they are COERCING you not to run over pedestrians at crosswalks? Crazy right! When will this tyranny end!
This is not about me — you'd do better next time, if you refrain from outright ad-hominems...
It's about everyone, you included. Saying you're not going to do anything about global warming was an observation based on your posts, not an attack on your person. Are you going to do something? Seems you won't accept even basic facts about the planet (ice/sea levels, temperature, CO2, etc) and assume that if you don't like the ones you read, then they must be false, without doing any research on your own.
Unless there are government grants to be had for not correcting oneself. Hence the infamous "hide the decline".
In that case, the science was still accurate, but the politicians would get confused. Multiple reviews have shown there to be nothing to be corrected.
In any case, the sole measure of science quality is the reliability of its predictions, and in the case of Global Warming, err., pardon me, Climate Change the passionately-made predictions stubbornly fail to materialize: icebergs fail to melt, waters fail to rise, etc.
"Global Warming" is still an accurate description. You can check my previous post to see the graph showing global temperatures rising. Those predictions have actually materialized. The Arctic (and icebergs) are melting, sea levels rise, etc. Just because you ignore global warming and its effects, doesn't mean it's not happening.
Urged? That would've been fine. How about coerced — and outright forced?
You missed the "urge" stage - things have been getting a bit more urgent so you're not being allowed to destroy the world anymore. No one's forcing you to use bulbs with mercury in them - there are plenty of alternatives.
Neither of these two activities has anything to do with global warming directly. I think, you messed up your "climate change" talking points with the more general anti-Capitalism ones...
By mining, I was referring to mining for coal/natural gas (large sources of global warming) . By factories I was referring to the boilers and machinery used in large factories the emit gases contributing to global warming. Didn't think I'd have to be that specific...
Things like corn ethanol aren't about helping global warming - they're about subsidizing farmers and energy independence.
Sure it may be a little inconvenient that your light bulb costs $1.20 instead of $0.60, but you know what's even more inconvenient? Superstorms, flooding, excessive heat, the list goes on... When members of our society think that their savings on lightbulbs are worth destroying the world over, sometimes we have to coerce them to do the right thing.
It's obvious you would never do anything to prevent global warming. You don't believe in it despite the overwhelming evidence and it looks like you'd be the type to burn tires just to spite people that like the environment.
CFLs. Today, you can find decent LED bulbs that are 30-40W equivalents shipped for just $3.50: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EZ0JW2I
Not sure if the price changed since you posted that, but they cost 10x that now.
The person who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.