quote: I just think it's ridiculous that a bunch of intelligent people can't arrive at some sort of consensus on the exact same research.
quote: Michael(6%)Asher's also getting paid (albeit indirectly) for doing this, but not through DT. I've said that before and I know it to be true.
quote: neither by DailyTech or any other third party
quote: By continuing to publish Michael Asher's lies, distortions, and half-truths, DailyTech shows that it directly supports the big oil agenda that Michael Asher promotes.
quote: Agree with him or not Michael Asher does always provide very good sources for his blogs.
quote: Let's get back to constructive debate!
quote: For example, pissing away tons of money trying to fight CO2 is a waste of money.
quote: There are economic , environmental, and social advantages ...
quote: The economic benefits of lower energy use justify U.S. reduction in CO2 emissions of only about 14 percent of that required by the treaty.
quote: But even if you dismiss the environmental aspect, why do you consider it such a waste of money to invest in new energy sources and conservation? It's an INVESTMENT, meaning it will give us returns in the future.
quote: Tommy, I ask you, is fighting in the middle east over oil a better way to spend a trillion dollars?
quote: I can't tolerate the spin Michael(6%)Asher put on the articles/summaries he chose to present
quote: Are you wondering why the US is doing nothing about climate change
quote: Revkin also enjoys spreading the global warming gospel through artistic mediums. At the end of his lecture, Revkin donned a guitar and sang, “Liberated Carbon,” a song from his band ... The lyrics for the chorus were, “Satan said/ come liberate carbon it’ll spin your wheels/ liberate carbon, it’ll nuke your meals/ liberate some carbon baby, it’s the American way
quote: As recently as 2006, a group of economists known as the Copenhagen Consensus - including a number of Nobel laureates - concluded that carbon taxes ranked last in terms of global economic priorities, behind issues like communicable disease, water, sanitation, education and migration. Dead last. In other words, the costs severely outweigh the benefits.Simply put: There is no climate policy that could curb greenhouse gases enough to slow global warming to any appreciable degree without ruining the global economy. Low-impact, feel-good measures like biofuel subsidies and carbon taxes will only hurt us economically, making us more vulnerable to any threat we might face. But keeping government out of the economy - particularly the energy sector - gives us a better shot at staying wealthy and healthy.
quote: I see the chief reason for developing biofuels and alternative energy is common sense--we are sooner or later going to run out of oil, our chief source of energy.
quote: In other words, as oil becomes scarce, its supply will fall, and prices will rise.
quote: This is what is currently occurring. Oil companies try to blame it on low refinery output, but they are conscious of the reality that their supplies will soon become scarce, and their pricing likely reflects this to some extent.
quote: I think this is why you are now seeing an increased interest in alternative energy.
quote: You'll notice world crude oil production is not increasing.
quote: Then it dips 1%, and you all start screaming the end of the world is here.
quote: But amazingly oil production continues to increase. Amazing how reality trumps theory, isn't it?
quote: I agree with your statements somewhat, but I still feel that the issue is worth discussing and analyzing.
quote: Michael Asher often doesn't discuss or show data that conflicts with his agenda. So, for the sake of keeping DT balanced and sane, someone else is showing those results. I applaud it. I find it refreshing. I don't want to see spin from Mick or Asher, just reasonable summaries of peer-reviewed science on the subject.
quote: We all understand that it's emotionally satisfying to deny this is happening to our climate.
quote: Secondly, If the Costs in the upper left box lead to global depression, tehn the cost in the lower left box will lead to global depression,
quote: Further, the CIRES study indicates the decrease in ice mass would lead to 0.4 ± 0.2 millimeters of global sea-level rise per year.
quote: The melt, shown here in yellow and red, affected a combined region the size of California and amounts to the most significant Antarctic thaw seen from space in 30 years...."Increases in snowmelt such as this in 2005 definitely could have an impact on larger scale melting of Antarctica's ice sheets if they were severe or sustained over time ," Steffen said.