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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2014, 01:03 AM

28. First, I just have to point out that belief has nothing to do with this.

 

Despite the popular narrative, faith, political leanings, or just plain old wishful thinking have nothing to do with global climate change. It is real, we are accelerating it, and the people that matter are not going to do anything about it.

Secondly, the earth is getting neither hotter nor colder to any significant degree, the terribly thin layer on top of the earth that we live in is what is changing and it is getting both hotter and colder depending on where you are, it is also getting wetter and drier. Overall, the average temperature is going up, but that doesn't mean that Washington is going to become a tropical paradise or that Phoenix is going to spontaneously combust.

The bottom line is that all the weather is becoming more extreme and local climates are rapidly changing and the consequences of that are potentially disastrous.

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