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Re: Under a green sky
First, I'm not making an argument at all, just noting that I don't blindly
accept politically-based pseudo-science theories that US automobiles are
to blame for everything and that we're all doomed within a few years.
By calling it pseudoscience, you claim that the science is untestable and
thus not science. This reveals your ignorance, nothing more. By calling it
politically-based, you claim again that it isn't science (resting on
opinions instead of on facts). This again reveals your profound ignorance.
By saying "within a few years", you... guessed it... once again reveal your
ignorance. We are talking about several decades for the short-term changes.
You've made a strawman and are probably not even aware of that.
People can do their own research, but there are plenty of links out there
to contradictory info
So are plenty of links to info that disproves the contradictory info.
and no, the oil
companies didn't bribe out of work scientists to say things.
Sometimes they did, but that doesn't matter: the people in question are
I can't even say that my interest in this reaches the level of
passing, but any investigation of the issues finds that there is far
from universarl acceptance of the man is evil theory.
You are making the assumption that everybody knows just as little on this
topic as you. Go spend a few days (yes, days) in realclimate.org, and if
that isn't enough for you, go spend a few days (yes, days) in Google,
preferably behind a university server, so you have access to primary
literature. And then come back and act as if you knew anything. Not the
other way around.
You also come very close to making an argument from consequences. This, too,
is a logical fallacy.
To soothe your potentially hurt ego (which you have somehow managed to
inflate to the size of your country), let me know that I, too, produce way
more CO2 than necessary. Now that there are no more direct trains between
Paris and Vienna, the by far cheapest way to move between the two is by
plane (on one of those extremely cheap airlines), due to the bizarre pricing
concept of the European railway companies. It will take a decade or two
before the TGV goes all the way to Vienna, and by then I'll have finished my
thesis and live who knows where on the globe.