There are some people who are skeptical of the phenomena that was formerly described as Global Warming, but is now being called Global Climate Disruption. To them, I propose a Pascal's Wager-type argument. Let's say that you don't "believe" in Global Climate Change. You "believe" that it is a hoax, and that the scientists across the globe are in cahoots to perpetrate this hoax, perhaps for monetary gain (as has been suggested in another question on CM). Let's then say, for argument's sake, that the evidence, even that provided by NASA is wrong, and that we are not in danger of a rapidly warming climate. What would be harmed if we were to make changes as if it were true? Job creation in Green Technology, a cleaner environment resulting in changes we make in choosing reduce consumption, reuse and recycle those things we do use, reducing our dependence on oil, thus reducing the pollution and environmental damage caused by spills, as well as dependence on foreign sources of that oil, all can lead to positive changes that, even if Global Climate Change were some hoax (most scientific evidence points to the validity of it, however) wouldn't hurt us. What is the risk in making changes in our lives, our purchasing power, cleaning up the environment and looking for cleaner sources of energy? What if those who believe that Global Climate Change is a hoax. . . are wrong?
Answer by janet116 at 12:15 AM on Dec. 21, 2010
What is the risk in making changes in our lives, our purchasing power, cleaning up the environment and looking for cleaner sources of energy? What if those who believe that Global Climate Change is a hoax. . . are wrong?
People should make changes because they want to...People shouldn't be mandated to pay higher costs for products and services that are deemed, "green" today, but their costs and benefits to consumers and the environment are less 'green' compared to the claims'green' companies make for pushing the mandates on bureaucrats. It's not proven/clear how much environmental good will come from all the green products consumers are buying. Chevy Tahoo Hybrid is not as green other 'non green' 8 passenger autos. "green" has become a marketing scam. A Bureaucratic Scam. A Special Interest Scam.. Some have fallen for it..... Some haven't.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:17 PM on Dec. 20, 2010
Do I believe Global Warming ( Err the NEW buzz word, this year is Global Climate Change) is a Hoax? No. I think it is questionable, how much is man made, and how much is natural occurrence. Researchers and Scientists have LIED and MANIPULATED data to push their agenda. If Global Climate Change were as "man made" as they claim, then the data should speak for itself. Relying on manipulated and false data to tax and push a "global climate tax" speaks volumes to the "cause"... Carbon Credits won't save the earth. They just mean corporations will pay more to do business as usual, thus charging consumers more...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:26 PM on Dec. 20, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 2:33 PM on Dec. 20, 2010
To put it briefly - the vast majority of "green living" scams are just that - scams. The processes for recycling all varieties of materials actually use MORE resources and cause MORE pollution than not recycling them at all. We do not play along with the Global Warming Climate Change Climate Disruption crowd because they are insincere, preying on your fears to make a profit, and in no way actually concerned about the environment. If you want to be greener - REDUCE AND REUSE and quit shoving recycle(and carbon offset and cap & trade) down everyone's throats just to help the people who have you fooled get rich.
Only an idiot would really believe dumping your perfectly good 10 year old car into a landfill as a crushed cube and going out to pay to have a brand new hybrid or electic built would in any way be helpful to any ecosystem.
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