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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 12:53 PM
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53. Just a hoax
Global warming is just a hoax. Like evolution. Or gravity.

Thing is, I'm not sure it's going to matter. You and I can change the way we do things (and my own lifestyle is carbon neutral, thanks) but the big things that need to be changed? In 2012 (I think, I may have the date wrong), Obama and a load of global figures are going to gather for a climate meeting and I can predict now that they'll come to some broad consensus of incremental change that won't do anything like enough.

Partly, that's because some very powerful organisations have muddied the waters but mainly, it's because the great mass of people will believe whatever is most convienient for them. They're scared of terrorists so they believe torture works, they want lower taxes so they believe that "trickle down" works and they don't want to change the way they live. So they will believe the slick, well-funded lies put out by the forces aligned to deny that global warming exists. A lot of people will always choose to be stupid.

Look, I'm a pessimist and a cynic. Partly, that's my illness; partly, it's just how I am and none of teh above should be read as "stop fighting". Always fight, if only so you can look at yourself in the mirror but I can't pretend that everything's going to be OK when I'm pretty sure it won't.
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