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Old Yesterday, 01:40 PM
 
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Kids know more about climate change than many adults. This forum, and your post, provide copious amounts of evidence. You'll be dead when the worst effects become known, and kids will inherit our mess.
I know right? kids today be like, "you aren't the ones that will have to deal with this mess. now pay for my college loans because they are mean to me."
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Old Yesterday, 01:47 PM
 
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Those who see what is happening and believe in the science will continue to do so. Those who don't, won't. It's pretty simple really.
..and those that don't check to see if the data backs up the wild claims and hyperbole...won't
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Old Yesterday, 01:51 PM
 
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..and those that don't check to see if the data backs up the wild claims and hyperbole...won't
Guess you told me, lol.
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Old Yesterday, 01:56 PM
 
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Yes, we need to teach kids what scientists have discovered about climate change. Kids don’t need propaganda from lobbyists and democrats.
I agree. Democrats didn’t spend their careers studying climate. Climatologists did. We should be teaching students those findings.
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Old Yesterday, 01:59 PM
 
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Actually the schools are using it to influence the children.
I'm not using anything myself.

I'm well aware of what went on with Y2K as I was one of those software engineers combing through code regarding date changes.

The MSM did blow it out of proportion though by inducing fear to the people that the world would come to a standing halt at midnight of 1/1/2000.

Schools are doing to children regarding climate change what the MSM did to the public regarding Y2K.
Telling elementary school children the world will end in 12 years unless we do something is now considered "science" ?
Of course MSM blew it out of proportion. (1) They didn't know any better and (2) it got people to read their articles.

Climate change will not mean the end of the world. In fact, people like you and I will not feel the effects at all because (1) we live in a 1st world country where both our country and us as individuals have enough resources to make sure we wouldn't feel the effects and (2) the more drastic effects of climate change will not happen for another generation or so.

I say all this fully believing that we should do nothing at all to combat climate change because the point of no return is already behind us. As an engineer, I don't really worry about what's come to past. I worry about how to deal with the effects in the future.

You really should pay less attention to MSM and doomsday movies and actually read the science behind these issues.
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Old Yesterday, 02:02 PM
 
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Teach the science and critical thought... then let them decide the conclusion to draw from it.

I'm pretty sure they are better than most posters here at drawing conclusions from scientific evidence.... and because they are just beginning in their lives, they have more at stake.

Or are we now advocating ignorance in order to achieve bliss?
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Old Yesterday, 02:08 PM
 
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Teach the science and critical thought... then let them decide the conclusion to draw from it.

I'm pretty sure they are better than most posters here at drawing conclusions from scientific evidence.... and because they are just beginning in their lives, they have more at stake.

Or are we now advocating ignorance in order to achieve bliss?
Well, we could also teach the kids the theory of evolution and the biblical account of creation and let them decide.

My degree is physics with concentration in quantum mechanics. I can't tell you how many times people have asked me to explain quantum mechanics to them fully expecting me to make them understand with 1 or 2 sentences of dumbed down english.

The fact of the matter is it takes years and years of study and practice to understand science, just like everything else in life. A computer scientist didn't become a computer scientist after being explained in a couple sentences what computer science is about. I didn't become a civil engineer after watching somebody mix some concrete. My sister didn't become a mathematician after doing some arithmetic in the grocery store.

Nowadays, we live in an age where everybody and their grandmother thinks just because they could google search something means their opinion equals the expert opinions out there. This is why I hate talking about things in my own fields with other people.
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Old Yesterday, 02:27 PM
 
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Guess you told me, lol.
you know I'm teasing you...right!
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Old Yesterday, 03:16 PM
 
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The sad thing is that my dad posted something on facebook poking fun at climate change. I respect him, he has been a corpsman for 20 years(retired).

Meanwhile has has a daughter working in the field who can't get through to him because he likes to watch Fox news.
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Old Yesterday, 03:24 PM
 
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So, then you weren't taught science?
Just as much science as the junk science you post.
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