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Or, at least, why are they in favor of dirty energy sources like coal and gas instead of renewables like solar or hydro-electric
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I think it is timefor those Demoncrats to show us how they are going to clean up the atmosphere. They can start by cleaning up the disease and drug needle infested cities under their control. Like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Show all of us how good you are.
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Not the real purpose.

Just scaremongering.

"You all gonna die in 12 years....." not much science there.

Their demands for saving us seem all to familiar. More tax, more gov control, less freedom and lower living standards for you (which they try to deny).

CO2 at 400 ppm (thats .04% or 400ths of ONE percent) When it was in the thousands the planet didnt wobble off course into the sun either.
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The New Green Deal (aka the old red steal) was more like an attempt by a junior high school student to show she's smart and it succeeded in showing how smart she is.We all got to see what a total bag of rocks for brains she is and she got a D for effort. Laughably (only laughable because New Yorkers voted for her) this bimbo cheered the loss of thousands of jobs she helped eliminate for her state when she demonized Amazon and that evil conservative Bezos. Man-made catastrophic warming is a much more devious scam but really they are basically same scam.They both try to suggest that if you enact ruinous policies from their hate filled ideology, then utopia will occur.They sometimes use different words but it all boils down to that.
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Oh, that same type of button that would turn your brain on to realize there is no such button?

Why are you embarrassing yourself with this non sense question.

NEWSFLASH:there is no such switch to "turn the sun off".However, the switch to turn your brain on is through education, not ignorance.
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They sure do! But they push it because it fits their political agenda. Just consider this:

Quote by Christine Stewart, former Canadian Environment Minister: “No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits.... climate change [provides] the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world.”

Timothy Wirth is the fella that took Jimmy Hansen out of the garbage of scientists and made him a climate expert. Quote by Timothy Wirth, U.S./UN functionary, former elected Democrat Senator: “We’ve got to ride the global-warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.”

Even Al Gore admits that he has to lie about GW.

Quote by Al Gore, former U.S. vice president, and large CO2 producer: "I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis."

'Over-representation' is just a $50 word for LIE. So what if he lies? He advances the cause and gets rich doing it. But if a man has to lie about a subject, he must know it is a lie.

They have to know that it is a lie since they concocted it:

Quote by Club of Rome: "In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill....All these dangers are caused by human intervention....and thus the “real enemy, then, is humanity itself....believe humanity requires a common motivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. It does not matter if this common enemy is “a real one or….one invented for the purpose."

And they know they can control wealth by this scam. Controling wealth is one of the main tenets of Communism.

Quote by Ottmar Edenhoffer, high level UN-IPCC official:"We redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy...Basically it's a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization...One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore."

And to what end do these miscreant want?

Daniel Sitarz when he wrote the authoritative version of Agenda 21, "Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level."

They want to turn all of we the peons into slaves or robots and they are using fake Global Warming as their vehicle.

Yah! They all know it is a fake. However, there are a lot of 'useful idiots', to quote Stalin, out there who fall for this rubbish hook, line, and sinker.
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Has it?I doubt that it has become less acidic.If it has become more acidic, it is by a minuscule amount.

It is variable over the ocean surface and depth.It isn't an easy thing to measure and calculate.You would have to take readings all over the world and at various depths but typically they just use nearby places with easy accessibility and make models and predictions.

The studies listed in the article took time intervals from various places. It is better to have longer time intervals so that you can increase your certainty of the trends.
This was from the article.....It is therefore that the activity of the Qiongdong upwelling system, driven by the East Asian summer monsoon, largely controls the decadal variability in seawater pH off eastern Hainan Island....There are lots of things that can affect acidity including buffers and therefore a high degree of skepticism is necessary when you hear people suggesting we are causing catastrophic acidification of the oceans.

Generally increased photosynthesis should decrease pH (it is still way into the alkaline and will not be acidic in the foreseeable future).Our CO2 emissions absorbed into the oceans should have an affect but the amount absorbed is small compared to what is there already.I suspect natural buffers may limit the change in pH.If you listen to alarmists, you'd think corals risk loosing their reefs due to acidity dissolving them away but increased CO2 generally assists photosyntheses that powers reef building.Reducing pH from 8.3 to 8.2 isn't likely to cause the corals any problems IMO.It is just another scare tactic to help push their political agenda.
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No one is saying CO2 isn't increasing...that's objective and measurable.No one is saying climate isn't always has long before the industrial revolution.Shutting down the world economy and giving control to the UN isn't going make a significant difference in prognosis and no one responsible debates that. It would also send hundreds of millions back into poverty and into death from some other cause.The debate is about the extent of human contribution and what to do about it. The debate is also about bad data and dire predictions not coming true. Posit a theory and observe...if observations do not support said theory, start all over, but don't ad hoc the theory with convenient explanations like "a pause".Denial cuts both ways. Denial also means being in denial that the hockey stick predictions have not come to pass and that much of the data was fabricated or fudged. Magical thinking is also a primitive defense mechanism. This includes the idea that world government or psychiatrists on committees never heard of would make any difference.For a more reasoned approach to this issue please listen to Jordan Peterson's podcast with Bjorn Lomborg as they discuss this constructively and not hysterically.
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This fire started on the edge of the town in the early morning darkness.The fire and its smoke were driven by winds of 50-60 mph and the humidity was very low.The fire spread quickly through neighborhoods. I have had to evacuate my house when a wildfire was approaching it. While the smoke wasn't a problem in my case, the traffic was--it took about 1 hour to get to the freeway (and safety) when it would normally take less than 10 minutes.Now imagine waking up in the early morning darkness and trying to do that when at times you can't even see the road due to the smoke.

I should mention that in my case, I made the choice to drive TOWARD the fire rather than away from it (I had two choices), because there was already a traffic jam heading the other way--through a narrow canyon on a two-land road with trees overhanging the road. There was no way I wanted to be stuck in a traffic jam in a place like that while my car was incinerated. I don't think the people in Paradise had a choice.
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A carbon tax that replaces other taxes so that the net increase in government is zero.

A carbon tax is justified as an economic penalty for the widespread costs of climate change due to carbon emissions.In a functioning capitalist economy, individuals cannot be allowed to profit by damaging the welfare of the population as a whole.
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I put my own spin on GC's comparison.
I was a soldier in Germany before the wall came down.It was West Germany then.We had a treaty that you could enter East Berlin as long you were in uniform.We came to West Berlin because we had an urban warfare exercise where our battalion fought a divisions of Brits.We even made an Army training film called appropriately, Urban Warfare. They showed it to us afterward and I must say it made out company laugh harder than anything I can remember.

Anyway, it was a real lesson crossing the border and walking with the East German civilians.Actually I expected to be disliked but in fact we were treated like rock stars.Crowded streets of people would all watch us and smile.It was a very strange feeling to be treated like that.They clearly hated the Russians and loved Americans.I saw a sign that said free us brother Russians (in German) or something to that effect but it was a lie.West Berlin was beautiful and clean and the people were productive and happy.The wall was a like a wall between a first world country and a very poor third world country.The difference was so stark that there is no way I can convey it with believable words.Socialism is built on lies and AGW is part of that.Socialism is making slaves of people.They are slaves to the state.Most people that advocate socialism are utterly ignorant about what they support and I didn't say "in my opinion" for a reason.It is a fact.That wall was built like a prison wall because that is exactly what it was.Scores of people died trying to gain their freedom.Of course the Communist said it was to protect them from the other side.Interesting that Democrats now say a wall doesn't work.That one did.

Obviously non socialists are much cleaner and efficient.Totalitarian regimes like China, Venezuela and Russia don't really care about the environment just as they don't care what their citizens want.If we were to "give up" fossil fuels, it is likely IMO we would eventually end up in a state where we would be eating our pets like they do in Venezuela just to survive

North Korea emits less than South Korea.It isn't a good goal.It is a mark of a failed state.
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I notice you used the word problem.A teenage girl with a zit is a problem. There are lots of problems but that doesn't mean we need to drop everything, raise taxes and increase government control of our lives to solve it.Even with all the government intervention you could hope for, that girl will just get another zit.Then what?

To expand on my point, if you asked the teenage girl, she would tell you that her zit was the greatest problem in the history of the world.That doesn't mean it is something I should lose any sleep over and it doesn't justify spending trillions of dollars on solutions that won't work.