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George Will on global warming

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hondo, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member


    If course George Will will be slammed for writing this and I will be slammed for posting it and everyone can go on their merry way thinking that Kyoto will solve all the climactic problems in the world. Yes, the earth is getting warmer. No, there is no solid evidence that it's because we have a lot of cars and factories and riding lawn mowers.

    And if the U.S. does everything Al Gore and the rest of the global warming crowd wants it to, nothing will change unless China, Brazil, Indian etc. get on board, which they won't. Have those countries rushed to embrace Kyoto? None of the global warming proponents have ever explained to me what their next step would be if America goes completely green, everyone takes mass transit, rides bicycles and outlaws styrofoam?

    Tell me, greenies....The U.S. does anything and everything to make you happy in terms of global warming. You going to then go over to China and tell them what the hell to do?
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Does he ask Tony LaRussa what he thinks?
  3. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    So if we can't change the entire world's point of view at the same time there's no point in doing the right thing ourselves? Gee, that's inspiring. I thought this country was supposed to be a leader on the world stage, not a follower.
  4. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I remember when fast food burgers came in styrofoam containers...

    Oooohhhh, the McDLT!
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    One of the Google ads on this thread is for An Inconvenient Truth. That makes me laugh.
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Should be retitled: "The Truth According to Al Gore."

    My point already is being missed. I would like a simple answer to a simple question: If the U.S. began adhering strictly to Kyoto, what would Al Gore and the rest of the do to get the rest of the industrialized nations in line? Would Al head to Beijing and do the Chinese movie version of An Inconvenient Truth?
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Will touches on a couple of points we brought up briefly during our discussion the other day, especially choice of alternative, the expense of making the switch nationally and the expense of making the switch internationally.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    We can't ask other countries to do what we're unwilling to do ourselves.
  9. gospringboks

    gospringboks Member

    Actually, Brazil leads the world in ethanol-fueled cars...
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It's not a matter of not asking other countries to do something we're unwilling to do. Rather, we could incur this massive economic blow for no reason, especially of the other major green-house-gas producers won't comply or be policed.

    Also, Brazil might lead the world in ethanol-fueled cars, I honestly don't know, but that doesn't mean that the country isn't producing a lot of green house gases, too.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I remember when recycling was seen as a fringe idea. It didn't happen overnight, but now it's commonplace.

    I don't want the economy to be ruined. The vast majority of eco-friendly people understand that. But it's time to start taking steps in that direction.
  12. Jones

    Jones Active Member

    I've never understood why cutting pollution equals economic collapse.
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