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Tweaking The Climate To Save It: Who Decides?

There are 30 comments on the WFMZ story from Apr 3, 2011, titled Tweaking The Climate To Save It: Who Decides?. In it, WFMZ reports that:

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SlickRick

UK

#22 Apr 11, 2011
With an umbrella?
Michael Fish

UK

#23 Apr 11, 2011
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>How did you prepare or who prepared you for the climate change that's happened during your lifetime?
Depends where you live ofcourse.
Here's what some South Americans are doing:
http://www.economist.com/node/12775599
HMFIC

New Britain, CT

#24 Apr 11, 2011
Churmudgeon Guess Who wrote:
The nuclear disaster in Japan Is a greater danger than any glowbull warming. Its caused by the planetery alighnment set to occur on or about 12-12-2012. The earth is being gravitationally pulled . We are expieriencing a pole shift. There is a pole shift about every 3600 years. The earthquakes and other wierd happenings will increase until that date then they will slowly taper off. Man didnt cause it. Man cant prevent it. Its absurd to believe mans activities have any real or lastng effect on the earth. Even more absurd to think we can stop or mitigate the coming changes.
Ditto... I can't help but laugh at how people can actually think we as humans have that big of an impact on our global environment. I read it somewhere (sorry, I don't have a reference - please don't arrest me) that a single volcanic eruption releases more CO2 into the atmosphere than humans have over their entire history. Kind of puts our "carbon footprint" into perspective. Global climate change is cyclic, not too much we cab really do about it. Now, I'm all for taking care of where you live, and being responsible, but this nonsense about us altering things is just outright funny.
Sean Coonery

Coseley, UK

#25 Apr 11, 2011
Bishop Tutu wrote:
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You are missing the point. Regardless of the causes, the world is going through a climactic change.
Hence the melting of the polar caps, the loss of land masses under oceans eg the Maldives, the severe extreme weather conditions such as in China, Pakistan, Russia last year. As such, these incidences are becoming more frequent and more extreme. That being the case, we need to prepare.
so, did we need to prepare for the NEW ICE AGE which , all the experts assured us back in the 70's, was due by 2000? Did you prepare for that? if you did, you must appear as a prize chump.
ChickenLicken

UK

#26 Apr 11, 2011
HMFIC wrote:
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Ditto... I can't help but laugh at how people can actually think we as humans have that big of an impact on our global environment. I read it somewhere (sorry, I don't have a reference - please don't arrest me) that a single volcanic eruption releases more CO2 into the atmosphere than humans have over their entire history. Kind of puts our "carbon footprint" into perspective. Global climate change is cyclic, not too much we cab really do about it. Now, I'm all for taking care of where you live, and being responsible, but this nonsense about us altering things is just outright funny.
It's not about humans changing the climate - it is about adapting to it.
For example, due to regular flooding, in a lot of South American countries
they are building above the first one or two stories.
ChickenLicken

UK

#27 Apr 11, 2011
Sean Coonery wrote:
<quoted text>so, did we need to prepare for the NEW ICE AGE which , all the experts assured us back in the 70's, was due by 2000? Did you prepare for that? if you did, you must appear as a prize chump.
What does the unreality of the past have to do with reality now, what is actually happening now, affecting real lives? You want to ignore it, fine.
Michael Fish

UK

#28 Apr 11, 2011
Gore Blimey

Coseley, UK

#29 Apr 11, 2011
ChickenLicken wrote:
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What does the unreality of the past have to do with reality now, what is actually happening now, affecting real lives? You want to ignore it, fine.
we were similarly assured, then. and what IS happening now? and what has it to do with us? Could we have stopped the last ice Age? don't be silly. You are more of a Chicken Little than a chicken licken.

PS, we and the Dutch have been building sea walls, dykes and draining marshes for centuries. Civilised people have irrigated deserts for millenia.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#30 Apr 12, 2011
ChickenLicken wrote:
It's not about humans changing the climate - it is about adapting to it.
For example, due to regular flooding, in a lot of South American countries
they are building above the first one or two stories.
You didn't answer my question, "How did you prepare or who prepared you for the climate change that's happened during your lifetime?"
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Reference your latest comment about South America, what are you doing to adapt to climate change?
I'd bet a pound to a penny that you're doing absolutely nothing about it.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#31 Apr 12, 2011
ChickenLicken wrote:
What does the unreality of the past have to do with reality now, what is actually happening now, affecting real lives? You want to ignore it, fine.
The past was unreal?
When did, "reality" begin, in your opinion?

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