Comments on: How much would you pay? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Scott Power http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/comment-page-1/#comment-340319 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 01:50:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13419#comment-340319 As you suggest it is priceless and sadly time is running out.

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/comment-page-1/#comment-340258 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:24:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13419#comment-340258 I studied this issue in engineering school, of the active volcanoes in the world (of which there are 171 give or take, at any specific time), the eruptions produce more Co2 and So2 than man has since the Iron Age. To give that some perspective, since 1950 to the year 2000, human civilization has emitted 1/10th the output of 1 year’s volcanic activity, over a 50 year period!
I am all for reducing our carbon foot print, not for global warming, but because we are a civilization of waste. We need to make sure we all have a place to live for decades to come, if we do not teach our children to reduce their carbon foot-print, we lose an incredible opportunity for their children. That will cost this planet for millennia to come!
Enough of the scare tactics by the scientific community, enough of the thief’s in Washington and around the world trying to tax their way back into solvency, enough of the lobbying, ENOUGH!

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/comment-page-1/#comment-340257 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:22:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13419#comment-340257 I am in with Dave and Jason. Show me some raw, unaltered data that temperatures are rising (in an accessible point on the planet not on top of a mountain in a country with an unstable government, or at the poles, that nobody visits anyways, because it is too cold).

As far as the sea levels rising, the Keys would disappear and Florida would be underwater. It ain’t happening fellas, there is no global warming.

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By: Bill http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/comment-page-1/#comment-340256 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:21:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13419#comment-340256 Not a single penny!!

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By: Franz Kafka http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/comment-page-1/#comment-340255 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:16:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13419#comment-340255 Pay yet another tax means more money for the governments to plug holes in their sinking budgets. That will happen regardless of the climate issue on the agenda (more crises like this-one will set the priorities for the future anyway). No sane person would opt voluntarily for that. Besides the governments around the world can´t even agree on the rationale of the climate control (setting an ambitious distant-future target date doesn´t hurt anyone and supports the election agendas). So what´s the fuzz about. Pay-As-You-Go is a fine concept but let´s convince/incentivise the big poluters to have the rest of us any hope of making a difference.

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By: Steve Numero Uno http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/comment-page-1/#comment-340254 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:06:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13419#comment-340254 It is understandable that hard-working butchers, bakers, plumbers and carpenters don’t want to be taxed so that environmental activists can feel good about their new religion.

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By: Jimmy Jingo http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/comment-page-1/#comment-340252 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:49:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13419#comment-340252 MISTYPE – “the earth’s temperature has risen a net of .06deg/C,”

I meant to type “0.6deg/C”

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By: B. Oboma http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/comment-page-1/#comment-340251 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:44:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13419#comment-340251 I can’t believe how easy it is to fool Americans. The real intent is to get more money from the public.
With fake documents and a little PR spin by the media activist group eat this up. Besides, America is a drop in the bucket compared to Asia, China, and India.

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By: Jimmy Jingo http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/comment-page-1/#comment-340250 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:44:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13419#comment-340250 What is astonishing to me is the complicit media — including Reuters — waxes poetic about man-made global warming, when the entire premise has gaping holes in it compared to the actual climate observations.

Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) postulates that human additions to C02 are increasing the greenhouse effects and raising the earth’s temperature. The FACTS are, in 158 years of recorded climate history, the earth’s temperature has risen a net of .06deg/C, and the net increase has occurred during two warming periods: 1910-1940 and 1975-2000.

The earth has cooled during other periods of massive human C02 output, including 1940-1975 and from 2000 to present. In FACT, the earth’s temperatures have warmed only 55 of the 158 years of recorded weather. If AGW were changing the climate, there would be no periods of cooling, and certainly no cooling that could be measured in decades.

AGW is a based on questionable science. The IPCC is a political body, not a scientific one, and their rules do not follow accepted scientific protocols. For example, they allow contributing scientists to peer-review their own contributions, flying in the face of the purpose of real scientific peer review.

In the end, this is about political control of economies. The tragedy of this initiative in the U.S. is we will end up destroying what is left of our industrial manufacturing base, while the rest of the world thumbs their nose at us and laughs during their industrial revolutions.

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By: Mary http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/08/how-much-would-you-pay/comment-page-1/#comment-340249 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:33:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13419#comment-340249 Not one stinking dime for this hoax. Trillions to go to private banking institutions? Oh, and they’re not greedy at all. (sarcasm added). Tell me how can incompetent governments or should I say incompetent banks (who really run this country) be trusted to “fight” off global warming. Oh and I’m sure they’ll be closely monitored-yes with checks and balances-just like the federal reserve and the banking institutions who caused the financial crisis were closely monitored before. (deep sarcasm added). Yes, go ahead and be a fool for those who support a global warming tax, so that it will directly into the coffers of greedy institutions and will do nothing to fight your precious hoax. Just remember that Rupert Murdoch is now a believer in global warming and plans to fight it along with you “green” loving folks. When large corporations get on the bandwagon, something is definitely not right.

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