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Global Warming Cluelessness

andy314159pi (787550) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 11

Now, brothers and sisters, I've been preaching the word of Global Warming since 1989. And now I'm sure some of you have also been giving out the word of the Greenhouse Gases like me, for quite some time. I was saddened to see how many of my fellow Americans have yet to receive our proselytizing and outreach to teach them that their planet is heading straight to hell if they don't deal with Global Warming.
http:/Now, brothers and sisters, I've been preaching the word of Global Warming since 1989. And now I'm sure some of you have also been giving out the word of the Greenhouse Gases like me, for quite some time. I was saddened to see how many of my fellow Americans have yet to receive our proselytizing and outreach to teach them that their planet is heading straight to hell if they don't deal with Global Warming.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070129/ts_nm/globalwarming_survey_dc_2
Can I get an amen?

11 comments

Submissions (1)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 7 years ago | (#17807402)

Maybe this is just my two cents, but the brief paragraph in your submission should give us a good idea of what content lies within the link.

I know the link will have SOMETHING to do with Global Warming, but instead of throwing out silly rhetoric, how about you give us a brief synopsis of the article, perhaps with a smidge of your take on it.

It isn't worth posting to thousands of readers that you personally believe in global warming. I don't mean to be rude, but no one cares about whether or not one individual simply accepts global warming or not. Either you have something new to add to the discussion, or you don't.

The article you link to does offer new info, specifically that supposedly 13% of Americans have never heard of Global Warming. I find that hard to swallow, but perhaps it is true, and that might be worthy of discussion.

That would be a good thing to mention in your submission.

Re:Submissions (1)

andy314159pi (787550) | more than 7 years ago | (#17807432)

I didn't post this to Slashdot. I just posted this to I guess the list of people I've denoted as "friends." Actually I thought it just went to people who were "fans."

Re:Submissions (1)

DrunkenTerror (561616) | more than 7 years ago | (#17809676)

See, now, this submission here... This is even worse! No links, no data, just some personal conjecture about whether or not some message got through to some imagined "fans", as you call them! The quality of your submissions has really gone downhill, ~andi314159pi (787550). No digg.




;D

Then again... (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 7 years ago | (#17807404)

We're also the only country that thinks The Bible ought to be taught in science class. I wonder if there's an approrpiate Bible quote for that, maybe, "Ye reap what ye sow?"

Re:Then again... (1)

andy314159pi (787550) | more than 7 years ago | (#17807522)

It's frightening how many folks are choosing to be irrational about this subject. I'm not sure what it is; it might have something to do with how unbelievable the problem is. The very thing that has allowed us to live well and comfortably and in as many numbers as we do is the same thing that is going to change the planet. It's just a difficult thing to accept I suppose.

Amen - or why the 15 percent is deadenders (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 7 years ago | (#17808070)

All I can say is more people believe in UFOs and that the world is flat than deny global warming.

But I should point out global warming isn't exactly warming - it's more an increased oscillation of global temperatures.

You can still end up being in someplace that suddenly freezes, while most of the world sees glaciers melting, and it's caused by it.

solar influences (1)

zogger (617870) | more than 7 years ago | (#17808600)

Some good stuff lately on solar influences and dramatic climate change. It might even be the primary reason for it..but I can't say. I know I am in favor of less air pollution and trying to get away from burning so much oil and coal, so if that happens and it helps with the warming, good, if it doesn't matter with the warming-it is still worth it to get away from the old fuels, and also to help bust up the entrenched power monopolies, as they have way too much influence over global politics and such like. Just too much power/money/influence over things, it ain't healthy.

As to UFOs and flat earth, yes to the first, no to the second.

  I saw one up close a long time ago, with a few friends. I mean, very close, jaw dropping close. It was "none of the above" on any of the more common explantions put forward. It was a flying, intelligently directed craft, apparently not of any technology I am aware that anyone would admit to..so what was it? *shrugs* Can't say, can only say what it wasn't.. It's really forced me to question authority and group think on a lot of other matters. That's anedotal, I can't prove a dang thing there of course, but shazzam, you just don't forget something like that, and skeptics theories have become rather trite to me. I don't ratchet jaw about it a whole lot anymore, but initially I did..I mean, why not? Back then it wasn't ridiculed like it is now. Not near as much anyway. I've met al sorts who have had good sightings. Even my Gf who is a retired skygoddes had a dandy sighting, her and the whole crew, and theyreported it on the radio-which was a bad move. On landing, they all got hauled in front of unnamed gov dudes in suits who took their stories then gave them the "you never saw this, it's nice to have your job, isn't it?" speech. so, she never told anyone until after retirement, she got that scared. I met her captain from that flight, he confirmed the deal to me, quite open about it, but just off the record.

And a few others over the years, several in the military where they got even worse threatened to just stay shutup about it.

I look at it this way...how arrogant and against the odds to think in this huge universe that we are the only life or intelligent life. 50 buhzillion galaxies, let alone stars. And then, taking from that, just give our civilization one thousand more years..what will our tech look like if we don't destroy ourselves? I don't think we would recognize much at all, just look at the past 100 years and the rate of change and advancement per year. It's geometric, getting faster and faster.

If some civilization(s) was even a thousand years more advanced than we are..sure, they'd be cruising around. They will have winkled out the unified field theories and have gravitronic drives and quantum communications and probably full cyborg action and so on and so forth. buncha slick stuff. Going for a drive would probably be rather ordinary to them.

Anyway, can't say what it was other than damn neat. I mean, s-l-i-c-k. I'd like to see another one, but feel real lucky to have seen just one.

Re:solar influences (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 7 years ago | (#17808754)

I never said that I had never seen a UFO.

I just said more people believed in UFOs than believed there was no such thing as global warming.

proly lunar influences.... (1)

zogger (617870) | more than 7 years ago | (#17810402)

well, alrighty then!

I just been in a talkative mood, more tha normal tonight.

I noticed my dogs were, too, outside, they start to howling and barking at some other dogs like a mile away,or the train at two miles, that REALLY gets them going primeval... I call it being on the doggernet. They were in *fine* form tonight.

Answer: Americans are stupid (1)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 7 years ago | (#17992530)

Well, I guess. Actually we just like blaming others for our mistakes.

I know quite a few people who don't watch the news (or have it on in the background).

People typically don't discuss global warming around the kitchen table[1].

[1] Except for the types that do...

On a related note: I'd fan you, but I don't have enough money to buy the /. subscription so I can fan anybody else! Stupid 200 friend/foes limit... bleck.
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