What is your background in Lou?? I am not trying to be a smart ass I just want to know what your background is.
I am a business guy I dont know shit about science…I do know when people are trying to get rich out of the fear they are shoving down your throat ala Al Gore.
Is global warming real…yes. Is it going to kill us…I dont know. Do we need law allowing us to trade in “pollution credits” fuck no! Allowing big business to pay to pollute while smaller business gets taxed is wrong. Many scientists knowing the truth about global warming lie…lie…lie. We as a society are not smart enough to know the difference when the scientists themselves are not being truthful.
Also, some believe the world bank and the euro was the first step in the global warming sharade!
BTW tonight at nine Conspiracy theory is on with Jesse Ventura…watch it and let me know your thoughts on the global warming crisis[/quote]
I’m British. My earlier comment about US needs is just based around a fairly well agreed on idea that you guys need more energy independence for stable economic conditions.
My background is as an active scientist in a geology field unrelated to climate. I took climate courses throughout my BSc and MSc and interact with climate scientists often- seminars, talks, coffee breaks etc. Their stuff is more interesting than mine so we tend to talk about it!
I don’t know how to respond though. I agree that the likes of Al Gore are trying to make some dirty cash out of the whole thing. I hate that. I agree that big business will do better out of carbon taxes and carbon trading than small. In fact I’d guess that carbon credits will merely be a give away to industries and companies that lobby well. I hate this as well- this stuff makes me furious- don’t even get me started on paying China to not pollute.
HOWEVER climatewise something has to be done- even if we are wrong the stakes are too huge. Now one key things are burn less oil and gas. Europe is held to ransom every winter by the Russians over gas. (Normally just after Christmas so look out next week.) British foreign policy is largely about securing oil (Iraq, Falklands, giving that murdering terrorist guy back to Libia etc). I see both goals as being compatible. New nuclear reactors, new hydro, solar on roofs, wind where possible. The energy balence of Europe and the USA could fit both targets fairly quickly. This might even be good for the economy…
The elephant in the room is of course global population.