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"Weirding" Our Sanity and Democracy

DG in GA Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 10:59 AM
When I was young, my mother (who was a research chemist, no slouch in the intellect department) used to tell me that if you live long enough you'll see that most of what you read, see and hear in the news is BS. Even when they quote scientists, you should follow the money. The spectacular demise of the global warming scam with the release of the emails between "climate scientists" is proof of that. I remember the alarmists with their "Zero Population Growth" nonsense. Periodically I still hear some "expert" talk about how our population is growing too fast and soon there will be nowhere for people to live. If you've ever driven around this country, you know that is BS. Only a person who has never left NYC or DC would think that.
firetoice Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 11:10 AM
There is "Negative Population Growth" discussion going on, as part of the whole Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming issue. However, there is no public discussion of how that would be accomplished, to the best of my knowledge. Throw in zero carbon emissions, no meat, wealth and income redistribution and an overdose of global governance and you have the whole picture. It ain't pretty!

Pick up any 40-year-old science textbook – on chemistry, biology, geology, physics, astronomy or medicine – and you’ll find a slew of “facts” and theories that have been proven wrong or are no longer the “consensus” view. Climatology is no exception.

Back in the 1970s, many scientists warned of global cooling – and fretted that a new ice age brought on by fossil fuel use would cause glaciers to expand, wreaking havoc. They predicted every conceivable disaster, short of roving herds of wooly mammoths stampeding through ice-covered streets. (The possibility of cloning a well-preserved mammoth could buttress the next...