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Do we need to blow up the
economy to stop climate change?

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/1/2020 10:21:07 AM

Something interesting is happening to greenhouse gas emissions thanks to the coronavirus pandemic: They are plummeting. The world is seeing the lowest oil demand relative to supply perhaps ever, leading to oil futures contracts selling for negative values at several points. The International Energy Agency estimates that this year world carbon dioxide output will fall by a whopping 8 percent. If that pans out, it would be the largest drop ever recorded — some six times larger than the fall during the 2008 global financial crisis. That rate of decline is also approximately what would be necessary to achieve the goal


If given half a chance, I wonder how many people the Greenies would liquidate to achieve their fantasy Utopia?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TJ54 5/1/2020 10:29:06 AM (No. 397429)
Sounds like The Week needs to be blown up as non-essential
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Reply 2 - Posted by: tsquare 5/1/2020 10:31:02 AM (No. 397430)
Yet, the measured levels of carbon dioxide keep rising! So, our tiny emiisions are masked by unaccounted for natural sources?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ming 5/1/2020 10:32:07 AM (No. 397431)
Well Ryan, welcome to the party, pal. You finally figured out that was their intention all along.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: sc4400 5/1/2020 10:32:54 AM (No. 397432)
What's most amazing is that this person genuinely believes that his fairy tale pipe dream could or would ever happen. Only in a really hokey lame movie.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 5/1/2020 10:44:00 AM (No. 397445)
The first part starts out making sense...then it descends into fantasy land
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Reply 6 - Posted by: justavoter 5/1/2020 11:09:43 AM (No. 397475)
Be careful with this analysis. It is all based on another model. The climatistas will want you to think that because of this pandemic and the reduction of oil use, based on their "model" will have "drastic" reductions in greenhouse gas. They show a big percentage in the "model" but what is really happening in real time will be different. The model does not take into account that the world population is being thrust into poverty because of the government shutdowns and all that taxation money to keep what we have as clean as it is will go away. What happens when people have to start burning wood and other highly pollutant materials to keep warm. We all can't afford windmills and solar panels. Models are like numbers to accountants. As the old saying goes, Figures don't lie, but liars figure.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: crashnburn 5/1/2020 11:41:17 AM (No. 397514)
#6, Also there are 3 kinds of lies, lies, damned lies, and statistics. Someone beat me to it; as the level of CO2 are still rising, w/o all the fossil fuel consumption pushing CO2 into the atmosphere. My comment is, "Even with reduced CO2 emissions, we'll probably see the infinitesimal GoreBull warming continue".
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/1/2020 12:06:44 PM (No. 397544)
No, but if we 'blow up' the Climate Change Cluster Frack that will stop it!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 5/1/2020 12:40:23 PM (No. 397575)
In answer to OP's question, they'd happily kill of 4 or 5 billion and not bat an eye.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: czechlist 5/1/2020 1:08:23 PM (No. 397616)
My response to climate change fanatics is what are you willing to live without? We have the greatest civilization ever known because of cheap energy. If you are really committed then the first thing you will live without is whatever device you are using to read this. It is made of plastics (petroleum) Lithium ( mined in water scarce Atacama desert) Cobalt ( child labor in Congo) rare earth metals (mainly from China) and the server farms required for your games, news, videos are energy intensive. Show your commitment. Live in a cave, grow your own food, hunt your own meat and butcher it. I guess you'll have to build a solar oven for If you are truly committed then off yourself.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 5/1/2020 2:00:24 PM (No. 397669)
The "climate" will do what it will do, and nothing we say or do will change it one bit. The only purpose of this scam is to gain money and power by fear mongering.
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