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The debate on Climate Change   General Confusion

Started 7/18/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 111487 views.
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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

8/18/17

Nellie is still questioning the wisdom of bringing Stella into our home . . .

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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

8/18/17

ON A SEMI-RELATED NOTE [from my favorite political cartoonist]

All of the above is depressing, and we're about to depress you even more. But stick with us - we think we've got a way to make it all better at the end!

Today, daughter Jarlsberg, who is as good and sweet a soul as any ever put on this Earth, encountered an unconscious kitten baking under the hot Oklahoma sun. She tried to get the poor little creature to a veterinarian in time...but it was too late.

This was painful to her, and to her parents. What the hell kind of world is this, anyway?!

Well...maybe it's a pretty good one. Because even though she couldn't save that kitten, daughter Jarlsberg subsequently gave money to some charities that will help other little animals.

And then we did the same - writing an accompanying little note that in the kitten's too short life it had still made a difference by inspiring others to act.

Not only did it make us feel a little better, it sort of delighted us to think that all of the Left-wing loonies who are currently rock solid sure that we're Nazis would be stunned to know that we're really soft-hearted animal lovers who (unlike the Left) are willing to give up our OWN hard-earned cash to help rather than simply demanding that others do it.

The charity we support is called the Abandoned Animal Project, affiliated with the Texas-based Vet Ranch. They're genuinely great people who make wonderful Youtube videos like this one...
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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/19/17

Why on Earth did a sad, then uplifting story turn into a tirade against the left?

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

8/22/17

Such is the state of the Left/Right divide in America after eight years of Obama enforced identity politics. Not to worry, I believe we will Make America Great Again *chuckle*.

Until then, Stella will entertain and amuse us . . .

Cat in the pot.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/23/17

AAWWWWWWW!

Is she a Siamese?

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

8/23/17

She is a barn cat of unknown parentage. Some have likened her to a Ragdoll? But she reminds me of our first cat, Petruchio, who was a Balinese - same inquisitive, piss and vinegar personality. We 'rescued' her thanks to a vet tech who told us of the litter at her parents' farm. We had just had to put down our 17 year old Calico, Bob, so we agreed to consider it, but when she brought her in for us to meet, we were all in . . .

 

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/24/17

Too cute!

But back to the issue...

ExxonMobil intentionally misled the public on climate change for decades, Harvard study finds

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/23/16194366/exxon-mobil-knew-climate-change-misinformation-harvard-study

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/exxonmobil-intentionally-misled-the-public-on-climate-change-for-decade-harvard-study-finds/news-story/1331789076f26035b87ce575d2cbf0b1

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-exxonmobil-20170822-story.html

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So here we have a company with a vested interest in non-renewable energy misleading the public on the data they had collected.

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Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes and postdoctoral fellow Geoffrey Supran analyzed internal, scientific, and public-facing communications from Exxon Mobil. They found the vast majority of the company’s peer-reviewed papers and internal documents confirmed that climate change is real and caused by human activity. But Exxon’s communications with the public through paid editorials, or ‘advertorials’, in the New York Times promoted climate skepticism.

The study also cites ExxonMobil calculations that capping global warming at under two degrees Celsius — the goal enshrined in the landmark Paris climate accord — would impose sharp limits on the amount of fossil fuels that could be burned, and thus potentially affect the firm’s growth.

The new study fleshes out previous reporting on the divergence between what Exxon Mobil knew about climate change and the picture it presented for public consumption. The Times, working with the Energy and Environmental Reporting Project at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, reported in 2015 that the company had invested heavily in research into how climate change could affect a variety of operations in the Arctic, with company scientists using widely accepted climate models that its executives publicly dismissed as unreliable.

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But why on Earth would they DO such a thing?!  It's not like they had anything to gain from lying to the public!

Oh, no wait - that's the climate scientists who keep screaming "Stop polluting the Earth!!!"

Cheers,

Jenifer

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

8/29/17

Interesting of a clever way of telling a lie, by omission.

No one can find fault with the documented statements he read, these are facts.

What is significant is the one left out regarding "good" people on both sides, thus

equating KKK-NAZIs who came with an off topic (nothing to do with Robert E Lee) agenda

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/30/17

Hi Goss!

Welcome Welcome Welcome!

Is this is the Trump Charlottesville debate?

I need to brush up on whatever I've said.

Cheers,

Jenifer

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

8/31/17

The late, great Petruchio . . . and his playmate. He was a Balinese and the best cat ever. . . . he would actually jump up onto my shoulders and hang out . . .

c. 1982

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