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explore2learn wrote:Let's pretend for a minute that there are really two sides to the debate on Global Warming.
Side A says we will tip the planet (further) into an environmental global disaster that could end life as we know it on earth.
If Side B is wrong, then we all die.
explore2learn wrote:The brief answer is you need to carefully watch the very informative film called "An Inconvenient Truth". I am sure you can find it at your library, or at a video rental place.
explore2learn wrote:This is not about liberals vs conservatives, aetheists vs christians, or any other debate. We are all human and we all live on this one planet. The patriotic, religious, and logical thing to do is to be a practical environmentalist. It means you love your country's security and status, you are respecting God's creation or the wonders of nature, and you care about your future, and conserving the future of your descendants. There is no issue that is more conservative than conservation. Nothing more religious than life, and nothing more profitable than building a safe planet for all of us.
Purdy wrote:OK.....so you want to be gentle.
I'm sure you also want to keep your refrigerator, washing machine, TV, and automobile....as well as keep your house warm in winter and perhaps cooler in summer.
No doubt you want to keep the company where you work in business as well as the other companies who produce all the stuff you buy and use.
So what is gentle. Probably coal is NOT gentle. Coal now produces over 50% of the electricity in the USA and around the world.
Coal plants are being built at the rate of over 2 per week.
China alone builds a new coal plant every single week.
To stop building coal plants and to then reduce the existing ones over 20 years will require a new source of MASSIVE power, not some theoretical bits of gentle power we see in demonstration experiments or in long papers found in environmental journals.
MASSIVE power is needed from a realistic source. It needs to be available 24/7 x 365 days a year.
OK... Now tell me what you propose.
BTW, the worlds power needs are growing every single year and that growth shows NO signs of slowing down.
Now, give me a source of new, carbon free power available 24/7 on a massive basis.
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