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Response to Brent Deck (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:20 PM

22. So let me see if I understand your position...

If climate change poses a true threat to humanity, and I am persuaded that it does, then it should be addressed on that basis alone, without regard to its cause. We should be seeking the most effective and cost-effective means of applying “brakes” to prevent a climate induced catastrophe.

No rational human being, and certainly no climate scientist, can reasonably argue that any proposed reduction in combustion of fossil fuels will produce any meaningful benefit in our lifetimes.


Then you counter with:

Addressing the challenges of climate manipulation will require a difficult discussion of tough issues. Sadly, until things get much worse, it seems unlikely that either Republicans or Democrats will be ready for that discussion.


So what are you trying to say here? You indicate that the "cause" of climate change is not important, then cite an example that most certainly is a contributing factor yet addressing it would do no good in your opinion, and then you finish by saying we need to discuss tough issues. I'm really not getting what you're trying to promote here.

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