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Old 05-20-2007, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Is it just me or are people believing this theory too quickly? All I hear from people now are terms like "carbon neutral" ,"carbon footprint", and some rich people are trading in carbon credits. Last time I checked, all life was carbon based. So if carbon dioxide levels are increasing, doesn't it seem like there's more available for plants to take in and speed up growth? Of course I am biased to think that the "global warming" is the result of increased solar radiation, but none of us live long enough to know for sure. Cutting back on fossil fuel use is a good thing, economically but I don't think the release of C02 is the environmental disaster some make it out to be. Seems to me it's just another scam to give the well-connected more income as the expense of the rest of us.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Is it just me or are people believing this theory too quickly? All I hear from people now are terms like "carbon neutral" ,"carbon footprint", and some rich people are trading in carbon credits. Last time I checked, all life was carbon based. So if carbon dioxide levels are increasing, doesn't it seem like there's more available for plants to take in and speed up growth? Of course I am biased to think that the "global warming" is the result of increased solar radiation, but none of us live long enough to know for sure. Cutting back on fossil fuel use is a good thing, economically but I don't think the release of C02 is the environmental disaster some make it out to be. Seems to me it's just another scam to give the well-connected more income as the expense of the rest of us.

It's this century's snake oil. I don't care if you believe in global warming or not--this hybrid/going green craze is designed to make 'socially conscious' folks like Al Gore and Sheryl Crow feel better about themselves. Are they saving the world? Nope. But it doesn't matter because they're feeling better about themselves and that's ultimately what matters most.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Thank goodness for the Internet, where views opposing that of the elite, can be expressed.
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Yes, thank goodness for the Internet. Argumentum ad Ignorantiam.

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