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Old 09-28-13, 09:58 PM   #81
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Well, if things start going south in a hurry, that might make people sit up and pay attention.

As things stand now, people are more worried about things that could adversely effect them in the very near future.

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Old 09-29-13, 12:27 PM   #82
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Well, if things start going south in a hurry, that might make people sit up and pay attention... As things stand now, people are more worried about things that could adversely effect them in the very near future.
This is the major shortcoming of the biological and behavioral systems that evolution has bequeathed to us. We are fight or flight creatures trapped inside of a slow motion catastrophe.

Science goes outside of our short attention span, and limited sensory apparatus to give us information about climate change. The information we receive from science is abstract, compared to threats we face in an immediate time frame.

This is really the test of humans, to see if we will survive. No other animal has the ability to throw nature so far out of balance as we do.

But we may not have the wherewithal to respond to this slow moving situation in time to save our kind.

Estimates are that people of your grand children's generation will begin to feel the full force of the results of generations of stupidity.

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Maybe this is why SETI radio telescopes are not hearing millions of intelligent signals on the hydrogen line..
Life on planets is short-lived.?.



The universe is filled with the wreckage of long dead civilizations.?.
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It may well be that once a civilization hits a threshold of technology, that they ruin their planet, and die off.

We need to look in the mirror, because this is the situation we face with climate change.
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This thread is fascinating! Read it from the beginning and have an open mind.

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Richard Lindzen is in the news again..
Huum, I wonder if MIT is going to be getting any goverment 'climate change' money next year.?.
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Richard Lindzen is an outlier. And what does this have to do with climate change science?
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He might get people in the government mad at him.
And since he works at MIT, their funding might be effected...
MIT - people directory
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This thread is the most useless waste of time on the whole forum... I really wonder why it continues.

It would be more appropriately named "Energy Sink".
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This thread is the most useless waste of time on the whole forum... I really wonder why it continues.

It would be more appropriately named "Energy Sink".
Yeah, why do we even have "The Billiards Room" ??
I'm gonna quit reading this part of the site, right now!
A nice cold beer sounds good.. Later!!

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