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Is this what you call fearmongering?

just to controland tax? I think it is.
If the Senate doesn't pass a bill to cut global warming, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer says, there will be dire results: droughts, floods, fires, loss of species, damage to agriculture, worsening air pollution and more.


Asked by Carpy at 9:14 PM on Jul. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am IN Barbara Boxer's district. California has ALREADY ENACTED many of the "save the planet" restrictions.

    The Wash DC bill is aiming to imitate California's "leadership". So, if you want a clue about what gov't regulation can do, take a good look at us here in California !! Every employee the state gov't can control is now NOT being paid for three work days a month (they can choose to stay home and have the day subtracted from their vacation days, or go in to work so they keep their vacation days but just NOT get paid for that day of work)

    And every contractor which supplies services to the state is being paid in IOU's. Which should be redeemed by the state next OCTOBER.

    So, it's obviously inept and idiotic to copy California (or intentionally destructive to our citizens' ability to earn a living and stay free).

    And there is SO MUCH MORE in the Cap & Trade bill than what California ever DREAMED of controlling !

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:55 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Just like the economy would collapse if we didn't pass the porkulous bill or take over the auto industry or if we don't take over the health care industry...

    Answer by miriamz at 9:18 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • I thought Bush was the only one that did this? Oh wait THATs right, as long as the LEFT does it it's all good. Idiot politicians.

    Answer by momof030404 at 9:48 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Tsk tsk there ladies. I sense that you don't fully appreciate the sacrifices the Dems are making to save us from the mess that W left behind lmao.

    Answer by miriamz at 9:53 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Uhhh, Barney Frank and Freddie and Fannie.

    Please include ALL of the details, not just some, 'kay.

    It will help you.


    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:55 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • It's not fear mongering it's a warning. We are ruining the planet.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • If we were ruining the planet paying for carbon credits would save it? Seriously?

    Answer by miriamz at 10:19 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Holy crap Anon...what do you think Bush was doing. There really are radicals out there who want to kill us badly. There really are crazy dictators trying to get WMD to KILL US. And Saddam was WAY up on that list. And how in the hell do Carbon Credits help with ANY of that you listed?? Do they hunt down Mother Nature herself to make the payments too?


    Answer by momof030404 at 10:44 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Global warming is a serious issue, it is already happening and the consequences are possibly very serious in the decades ahead. This is a matter of record, not a made-up political plot. Every reputable scientific body in the world has warned governments of the consequences if action is not taken and the costs of adapting will be immeasurably greater in the future if the issue is not tackled now.

    I am not sure the carbon trading scheme is the best way to go but it is at least a start and and that is better than doing nothing. Incidentally, the new green industries are creating many jobs in other countries , especially Germany, and China is poised to become the world's largest manufacturer of wind turbines. Where is the US in this new industry ? Nowhere or somewhere ?

    Answer by janet116 at 11:22 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Accurate satellite, balloon and mountain top observations made over the last three decades have not shown any significant change in the long term rate of increase in global temperatures. Average ground station readings do show a mild warming of 0.6 to 0.8Cover the last 100 years, which is well within the natural variations recorded in the last millennium. The ground station network suffers from an uneven distribution across the globe; the stations are preferentially located in growing urban and industrial areas ("heat islands"), which show substantially higher readings than adjacent rural areas ("land use effects").

    There has been no catastrophic warming recorded.

    Answer by miriamz at 12:20 AM on Jul. 13, 2009