sexylatinboi saidSorry global warming is a myth, and I'm pretty effin left wing!
The amount we put into the atmosphere pales in comparison to geothermal events such as volcanoes. Remember it was those volcanoes that caused Ice ages, yadah yadah.
LOL. Ice ages are caused by volcanoes?!
Where oh where did you study geology?
Humans are always trying to find ways to justify things they KNOW is wrong, is excessive, and is downright stupid just so they can go on living like they always did.
Years ago no one listened to cries against deforestation and all that. Then came flash floods, mudslides, and the extinction of hundreds of macrofauna and macroflora. Even now very few still listen to warnings on overfishing, overpopulation, heck, no one mainstream is even concerned that HIV is a fucking pandemic.
Because yeah. Like the shortlived idiots that we are, if we can't see results in a few months, we don't believe it.
We'll still be calling statistics 'lies' despite the fact that we are experiencing a very palpable shift in climate. Here in our country, gone are the balmy evenings. The temperatures remain oven-baking hot even long into early night. And no, it wasn't like that in my childhood days. Not to mention the typhoons that progressively get more and more destructive. It's real because it's becoming so fucking hot here year by year, and I'm not imagining things.
Statistics can be manipulated. Experience can not. Which do you believe? I challenge any of the naysayers here to say weather has been normal in their respective home cities in the past decade.
I also find it hilarious that you claim it's 'free money' to researchers when whatever government subsidies they do get are relatively normal with other research projects (including some which will never give fruit to anything useful).
Also the fact that you are actually ignoring the alternative: You are giving away much more money to fossil fuel companies, car companies, logging companies, and cigarette companies than you ever will give to any research endeavor. Far more money. Science needs far less to function than multinational companies with vested interests on NOT making people worry about their future. Their keep em stupid campaign seems to be working quite well. So whatever.
P.S. You seem to believe that emissions tax go directly to researchers as well.
I doubt if scientists even get to see 0.1% of that money. The tax is there to discourage flagrant disregard for pollution. The money goes to the GOVERNMENT who then uses it to upgrade to less polluting alternatives in public structures, to clean up the pollution, or to various conservation areas and efforts, and to totally unrelated government projects like housing.