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  • #25
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    Single-celled organisms are "insignificant" but early in Earth's history they released so much oxygen as waste it changed an oxygen-free atmosphere to the mix of gases we know today. True, most of the organisms alive at the time found oxygen to be poisonous and died off...
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    @Zazziness ...along with 99% of every species that ever lived on this planet. When these plants were giving off O2, there wasn't any other life consuming it.
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    @Ashstop God gave us forebrains with the intention that we use them. Don't blame Him if we act like bacteria, instead.
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    @methinks That's the point. There were no other creatures consuming oxygen because it had never been present in large quantities in the oceans or the atmosphere. It was life in the form of the single-celled creatures which added so much oxygen to the environment, the whole biosphere changed because the old environment just plain didn't exist any more.

    This is why when someone claims man's activities are "insignificant" and that we cannot possibly affect the environment with our wastes, I say "Malarky. We can and do affect our environment in a big time kind of way. Why would anyone think differenly for even a moment?"
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    We have a budget deficit of $1 Trillion every year, over 9 million people who have lost their jobs since 2008, a continuing dysfunctional government and all Al Gore can think of is lining his pockets with "green."
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    @Cheenoguy - true, but I think the urgency is with the economy. Even if we were looking at a catastrophic global warming scenario, a weak economy will continue to limit our ability to respond. I, and I think most, will continue to seek human prosperity first and foremost.
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    @Cheenoguy This planet has taken care of itself for FOUR BILLION YEARS. I don't think you have anything to worry avout.
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    @methinks. Earth will be fine... human life is another story. The earth has already seen about five mass extinctions where an estimate of 50% of life has been extinguished. The last mass extinction was 65.5 million years ago. We might be looking toward another... I don't know.
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    right... al gore donates more time and money to the cause that you have ever, or will ever see in this lifetime.

    the budget will work itself out one way or another. unless we change the way we work and live the planet will be out of potable water within 50 years.

    without water your money is useless.
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    Perhaps we could store some of the excess water in Al Gore's head, there appears to be plenty of unused space there.

    OR we could take Biden's advice and stop importing water from China.

    Democrat Vice Presidents.... providing entertainment since 1993.
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    Hasn't this idiot made enough money off of his fear mongering? This is the same asshole that preaches conservation and green energy then makes a huge amount of cash off of bullshit like carbon offsets, which do nothing, and to top it off lives extravagantly with no attempt to follow his own bullshit preaching.
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    "Hasn't this idiot made enough money off of his fear mongering?" Evidently not. That fleet of limos doesn't run on water and private jets are expensive to fuel!
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    Maybe Gore should reduce his own hot air emissions, literally and figuratively. By literally, I mean start travelling in fuel efficient vehicles, and live in smaller homes that require less energy. After that, he can criticize a president that did more than his administration while he was in it.
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    Al your such an alarmist. Winter in cold climate areas will continue to get snow and Phoenix will continue to reach 100 plus degrees in the summer and sometimes if they have been good they get an occasional snow flake that doesn't mean the world is coming to an end. Chicken Little.
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    "He's done more in his first four years than any other administration has ever done, and I respect that and acknowledge that," assured Gore. "But the time has long since passed for us to get moving."
    Yes, he certainly wasted more taxpayer money on failed "green" investments than any administration. What? Is Gore running out of money? He needs the administration to fork over more green for his green scams?
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    The world left for those that have yet to be born is far more important than money in anyone's pocket today.
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    Climate change is happening and we do need to address it. But... Right now the economy should be the President's number one priority. We need to fully dig out of the mess that GW Bush left and get more Americans back to work.
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    There are many ways to address this. Planting trees, reforestation, solar panels, insulation as conservation, are four steps that can be taken without a negative financial impact on industry.
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    @PoliticalSpice These are all great ideas and I think we as a country should pursue them. But I think that the President should make it clear that jobs and the economy are the number one priority. When unemployment stands at 7.7% you can work on improving the environment but you can't take your eye off of the economy.
  • #38
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    Here we go with the Bush blaming argument again. Are you going to blame Bush for $6 trillion of Obama's debt over the last 4 years too?
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    @methinks I'm going to blame Bush for the majority of it. Bush was responsible for starting 2 unfunded wars, tax cuts for the rich and economic policies that crashed the economy. Here is a nice video that explains where the debt comes from. Enjoy.
    http://youtu.be/LcvLHHMC4iI
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    the main problem is so many of our jobs went off shore under bush, the recovery may never happen ....
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  • #104
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    I'm sick of Al Gore! He needs to go live on a deserted island and eat berries and live in a straw tent! He needs to find another cause because he sucks at this one! Lame! Try fixing the economy!
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