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The debate on Climate Change   General Confusion

Started 7/18/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 116809 views.
Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

7/25/17

Johneeo said:

But, think about it.  Within 50 to 100 years we will be using energy that we cannot even imagine right now.

This may well be the most intelligent thing you've ever said!  But that's not saying much.

It may well be the manufacturing industry that creates 'green' appliances and TVs and computers!

We may have 'smart tables' that download the daily newspaper while we make our breakfast.

But in order for this to happen we need leaders who don't cut funding to scientific research.  

Australia and the US are screwed in that department right now.  And just as Aussie scientists stumbled upon the cure for the common cold!

I guess the corporate sector is our only hope for any forward thinking.

Cheers,

Jenifer

Johneeo

From: Johneeo

7/25/17

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

This may well be the most intelligent thing you've ever said!

It is quite obvious that you are not smart enough to comprehend my incredible brilliance.

As for cutting funding for research, there should be no funding.  See, that is how capitalism works.  Entrepreneurs will find ways to create better mousetraps because in so doing, they will get rich, and society benefits from the fruits of their products and services.

Government funding creates things like Solyndra where $Billions$ of dollars wind up going down the giant rathole and the only thing accomplished is that those that got the funding got rich and nothing of value gets accomplished.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

7/26/17

Have you seen China's solar array?  It's in the shape of a Panda!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/25/chinese-energy-firm-builds-solar-farm-shaped-like-panda/

There was a bird there too - just perched on one of the panels cleaning it's feathers.

So far so good.

Jenifer

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

7/26/17

Johneeo said:

As for cutting funding for research, there should be no funding.  See, that is how capitalism works.  Entrepreneurs will find ways to create better mousetraps because in so doing, they will get rich, and society benefits from the fruits of their products and services.

While innovation can, and does, pay for itself - it leaves little time for theoretical research.  Without theoretical physics we would have no computers, TV or internet.  Also many discoveries are accidental.

I wouldn't trust a pharmaceutical company to find a cure for a disease when they can make more money selling the medicine to manage it.

A mix of both is necessary, but a purely capitalistic approach has scientists focused on clients and sales revenue, rather than pure research.

Cheers,

Jenifer

Johneeo

From: Johneeo

7/26/17

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

While innovation can, and does, pay for itself - it leaves little time for theoretical research.  Without theoretical physics we would have no computers

If your objective is to irritate me, mission accomplished.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

7/26/17

Yeah, you've already said this.

I imagine you believe penicillin was an act of God.

Yes, I know you are an atheist.

Have you tried forming a counterpoint - as opposed to blindly lashing out?

I know it involves thinking.  But just give it a try.

Slowly...

And it's okay to take a nap.

Cheers,

Jenifer

Johneeo

From: Johneeo

7/26/17

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Have you tried forming a counterpoint - as opposed to blindly lashing out? I know it involves thinking.  But just give it a try.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/4/17

Oh, Australia got a VERY bad report card!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-03/earth-overshoot-day:-today-the-earth-goes-into-the-red/8770040

WE'RE NUMBER ONE! WE'RE NUMBER ONE!

...In fucking up the planet.

Crap.

Jenifer

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

8/4/17

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Good one! I guess we're all doomed now . . . no, wait . . .

 

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