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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2019, 08:46:15 pm »
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-on-climate-change-humanity-is-not-evil/
The fact that alarmists are reduced to exploiting a teenager in order to promote their ideology is more a statement about the intellectual bankruptcy of the alarmists than those who have the temerity to question the reasons for putting such person on a media pedestal.

Lack of intellectual honesty is a huge problem in this debate. We are not going to reduce emissions significantly as long as human population is rising (certainly not to the zero claimed to be necessary to stave off disaster). No amount of wailing and nashing of teeth will change this reality. The only real choice is whether we choose to severely damage our economy in a futile attempt to reduce CO2 emissions or do we simply stop worrying about it and deal with the consequences as best as we are able (consequences that we have to deal with no matter what effort is put into emission reductions). The latter is the best gift we can give to future generations because they will be richer and better able to adapt than they would be if we deliberately undermined the economy.

The fact that deniers are reduced to suggesting this teenager, and a few million others, were "exploited" in order to promote their ideology is more a statement about the intellectual bankruptcy of the deniers than those who have the temerity to question the reasons this young lady chose to put herself on a media pedestal.
No amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth will change the reality that the environment is being seriously harmed by fossil fuels. The economy can and will evolve to support renewables just as it did to support burning fossils.
And here's one little takeaway for ya, there is a last barrel of sludge down there and we will look pretty stupid if we wait until we pull that last one out and stand around going "well now what, I'm cold?
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