Comments on: Five minutes of Al Gore http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: eddieblack http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-343615 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:18:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14694#comment-343615 Michael Nunn, fossil fuels are the remains of what was once living. Keeping it buried and not burning it keeps it out of the atmosphere. To burn a fuel you need oxygen. When burning coal, carbon and oxygen come together forming CO,CO2,.. and so on. The more carbon one burns the less oxygen that remains in the air until the CO2 molecules break down and release their oxygen in a hundred years or so.

It is clear you have not studied high school chemistry or physics. You would have learned in lab experiments that the introduction of carbon gas in an enclosed environment raises temperature and the introduction of oxygen lowers temperature. Is not the Earth’s atmosphere enclosed by the magnetosphere? Open a book and read before you embarrass yourself again.

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By: eddieblack http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-343614 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:03:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14694#comment-343614 John Smith, your words are eloquent as they are damning. Many Americans have little respect for themselves. Needless to say they have little respect for each other. It is apparent most of the commentators of this article are more in tune with their dislike of Al Gore than grasping the nature of the threat that human fossil fuel consumption poses.

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By: Michael Nunn http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-343523 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 15:51:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14694#comment-343523 Dear oh dear. More misinformation. There is no consensus in the scientific community as to whether climate change is man-made. Why on earth would you put a tax on carbon, when it is the building block of all life on earth?When Mt Pinatubo erupted in 1991, it released 1500 times more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than has the entire human race over the last 500 years. Al Gore claims that carbon dioxide causes temperature rise, which is completely false. Temperature rises first and is FOLLWED by a rise in carbon dioxide. I cannot believe some people have not even bothered to dig below the surface on this one. “John Smith” – yeah right.

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By: C Ambarian http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-343417 Mon, 30 Nov 2009 08:34:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14694#comment-343417 It’s difficult to get a person to understand something when their paycheck is dependent upon them not understanding it.We are doomed because 1) the average person is an idiot; 2) the average person takes action based on short term concerns and the quest for maximum pleasure/minimum pain; 3) therefore even if the average person COULD comprehend the mechanisms of climate change, he/she is DISincentivized from doing anything about climate change until it’s too late; and 4) because in our proud democracies, average people decide what we are all going to do.I recommend you enjoy life while you can…

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By: Drake http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-343387 Sat, 28 Nov 2009 22:08:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14694#comment-343387 “What do you think of Al Gore’s message that businesses need to adapt to a changing environment?”Business has always had to adapt to a changing environment as have civilizations throughout history. If it isn’t climate change it is some other threat or opportunity. Uncertainty is a fact of life. Nor is this solely about the “War on Climate Change” (ooh has a nice ring). Capital markets, big business, small business all sorts of folks now have a vested interest in the climate catastrophe belief system. It has become a religion and as is always the case and as others have pointed out there is much money to be made or lost on what people believe. Faith is money and the bishops of East Anglia do not want a lot of questioning about it from the unfaithful lot who dare question their concensus. Or to press another analogy the money is on the table, the ball is in motion and the house does not want it to be known that the wheel is rigged.

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By: sam http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-343365 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 18:00:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14694#comment-343365 “Imagine the level of co-ordination from 1,000s of the world’s scientists that would be needed to fabricate this climate ‘hoax’. Doesn’t sound likely, does it?”Yah it sounds very likely because they all benefit from the out come. Its not fraud its misinterpretation of the results. Try getting a grant at a university to study how climate chance and presenting results that dont support the expected results.You would be tossed out because the system is making big money.

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By: BrunoN http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-343357 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 10:41:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14694#comment-343357 Think about how difficult it is to predict weather just a few days into the future.So far no person or group have been able to predict the average temperature one year into the future with an accuracy better than a simple guess – in spite of all advanced computer models.How can we then believe in computer models that tries to predict the average temperature hundreds or thousands of years into the future?What we do know is that the global temperature has increased for the last 30000 years or so.We do know that some 20000 years ago Canada and Scandinavia was under a 2 mile thick layer of ice.BrunoN (PhD Geophysics)

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By: Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-343353 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 09:37:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14694#comment-343353 Live your lives citizens. None of this talk will do you any good. You do not have the power to save the planet. Earth will be wiped clean in due time regardless of your actions. You should be living your life more concerned about your eternal reward.

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By: Burroughston Broch http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-343351 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 06:19:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14694#comment-343351 At the end of the game, Al Gore’s get-richer game won’t work because the Chines and Indians won’t play. All those who play increase the cost of everything they produce, since the game at its essence is a tax. Thus, everyone else’s cost of goods increases while those of India and China don’t. The production flows to India and China while the other economies suffer. After a while, the inhabitants of the other countries will realize that they have been scammed and take corrective action.

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By: Roger Hutton http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/five-minutes-of-al-gore/comment-page-1/#comment-343350 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 05:39:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14694#comment-343350 The name Al Gore will one day be synonymous with the one of the greatest frauds ever perpetuated on a gullible, dumbed-down global audience. He is nothing more than a modern day charlatan. He in fact represents everything that is wrong with America today. The greatest threat facing millions of his fellow citizens stems not from some theoretical threat of global warming but from the collapse of a financial system that he and others have plundered and continue to plunder. It is a lifestyle based on avarice. It is self grandiosement at its worst.

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