We have not only homegrown dysgenics (Idiocracy style)
Citation needed. And no, a shitty movie is not a citation.
Countercitation: flynn effect
I would suggest that if the social order is on the verge of collapse, it's because our current social order was designed by morons who were quantifiably dumber and less informed than future generations are.
Gift-giving programs like this always turn into runaway spirals.
This seems like the type of statement that could have some studies, citations, or examples for it rather than pure conjecture. You mention Obamacare, but I'd argue healthcare is in general a terrible example of why socialism is bad, and citing it NOW, in the middle of sorting itself out, is particularly nonsensical.
It WOULD be premature for HRC to implement it at a national level for the same reasons though. Given the experiments which appear to be going on in Canada, we should wait. If Canada proves that no matter how you do it, you get inflation then yeah, we should look for other solutions to the automation issues.
Nuclear is no solution to Climate Change and every dollar spent on nuclear is one less dollar spent on truly safe, affordable and renewable energy sources.
They're not only opposed to it, they discount it as a solution (despite it factually BEING a solution and the most affordable option), and present an idiotic false dichotomy about it being mutually exclusive with their preferred solutions.
I have environmentalist sympathies, but this must be how reasonable gun rights activists feel about some of the shit the NRA pulls.
...a report on Thursday found those pledges would see temperature rises significantly overshoot the threshold, with 3C of warming. Environmental groups urged governments to do more.
Oh, you mean like climate engineering to take positive steps to reduce the temperature and soak up excess carbon already up there and maybe prevent the damage already on track to happen? No?? That's so evil that we shouldn't even consider it?
How about nuclear energy? That doesn't fart out carbon, and then we can still use, you know, electricity rather than... "Unequivocally no" again? Oh, right, because Chernobyl happened that proves it can't work. I'm sure a similar nuclear disaster now is just as likely and would be much worse than a silly little 3 degree temperature rise.
So the solution is... wishes, everyone riding around on bikes, and moral superiority? Because it looks to me like we're stuck between a rock and a hard place. The rock of fossil fuel interests keeping us from actually doing anything before it's a crisis, and naive environmentalists groups who rule out actual solutions on the grounds that they might not be completely perfect.
So if you are going to intertwine science and politics like that, in ways that will invariably lead to the needless suffering of many millions of people if you are wrong, what happens if you are wrong? You don't get to just walk away and say "sorry about the shit we did to you, science corrected itself. Don't you Fucking Love Science?" In the realm of politics when you ideologically wreck the lives of a lot of people, justice demands you pay for it. So, are you ready to say the science is settled, we trust it, let's act on it and if scientists firmly disprove it we're ready to face whatever consequences the political system demands of us?
How is it possible you're NOT applying this to the fossil fuels side? Dumping excess carbon into the air IS A FUCKING INSANE SCIENCE EXPERIMENT. Not even a hypothesis driven one.
It's looking like every one who was involved in making those decisions isn't going to walk away and say "sorry," they're just going to be dead of old age long before our children have to deal with the worst effects.
So, are you ready to say the science is settled, we trust it, let's act on it and if scientists firmly disprove it we're ready to face whatever consequences the political system demands of us?
Okay, we should cryopreserve the Koch brothers, the GOP, every climate change denier. If climate change never happens, we'll thaw them out in 2100 and let them continue living. If climate change does occur, we'll thaw them and put them in to hard labor in the sahara desert for the remainder of their lives. I'm 100% okay with that.
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