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    The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it. - P. J. O'Rourke
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    just another scam to rob us. funny how even pollution is cured by a fine.

    even tried to blame cows passing gas wanting to fine cattle ranchers and dairies
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    We need to prepare for climate change... This is the first civilization in history (that we know of) that can predict storms and climatic events... what's the point in predicting them if we do not prepare for the ultimate destruction caused by them?
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    Scientists inform the public of research as a means to advance our culture and inform of problematic matters that come to light. As someone close to the science of climate change, I can assure you this is no hoax. This reality has been confused by a group of politically motivated folks who view mitigation attempts as an attack on the status quo or business as usual. Don't let them fool you. Every National Academy of Science in the world of nations including the U.S. endorses the science and general consensus that we have a problem. Burying our heads in the sand will not make it go away. The choice to mitigate or not is ours, but don't deny the problem as revealed by science.
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    climate change and the federal government........is a liberals wetdream, Just a way to over tax and over regulate and have people control.
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    Balderdash. It is all a fraud; a manufactured excuse to raise taxes on energy. The "facts" have all been exposed as faked. The IPCC itself has now admitted that between faked results and poor modeling in the beginning there is NO 'consensus" and no science that verifies climate change.
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    Uh, to try to get back to the news story- Sandy was real. Nemo was real. Even ol' Katrina was real. The government response and handling of all this? Unreal. The article is about being able to respond to crises and the idea that we are currently unable to do so. It wasn't about climate change so much as it was about "We ain't ready fer this."
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    @justapirate Sandy and Nemo..... Because we've NEVER had a hurricane or blizzard before. 150 years of data DOESN'T equal all of history.....
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    No, the facts have not been exposed as faked. Yes, there is a consensus. Has been for years now. You are out of date and out of touch.
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    @LGRepublican There is considerably more data than that. For instance, by examining air bubbles in ice cores, scientists can measure the CO2 in the atmosphere going back millions of years. Guess what? Our oceans current hold over 300% more CO2 *than they ever have before.*
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    Our govt. needs to have the funds on hand to deal with catastophic events within our own country. That could happen by stop giving tax payer money to other countries, even if they've had a catastrophic event. If our people want to help the other country, then they need to raise the funds themselves. Our country can not afford it anymore!
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    That's true. Unfortunately, I don't see the politicians allowing that money to be saved. Might have to cut a bank or an oil company a break or something. Would be a nice plan if it would work, though.
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    @justapirate
    Why do politicians seem to be smart and have common sense until we elect them into office? Does getting elected make your intellect fall out of your ear or something? If we get it, why don't they?
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    Climate change can effect finances, whether government or private. Addressing the change is paramount for any organization. No matter whether you believe the climate is changing due to nature or man, it IS changing. Not adapting to change is one of the most sure tickets to obsolescence.
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    @OhWiseOne Armageddon was a terrible Bruce Willis movie. Climate change is, to use the fashionable phrase, and "existential threat".
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    I don't believe "climate change" itself poses the risk, I believe the reaction to "climate change" poses the risk. People have been quite able to adjust to natural fluctuations in the earth's climate themselves, without interference from government, just as they do through all the seasons as they occur now. How government reacts, or overreacts, poses a threat if outlandish restrictions, and the costs of creating and enforcing them, are forced upon taxpayers.
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    The biggest significant financial risk from Climate Change is the US Government trying to address something that cannot be addressed - natural climate variation. They will spend trillions of our money for no benefit, and put yet another drag on our economy.
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    I guess crop fields turning to dust isn't a problem for my fellow stupid Americans. I wonder if thousands of miles of coastline being undewater will be enough of a problem??? Maybe a state wide wild fire would be enough of a Inconvenience for you stupid idiots to adress man made natural desaters
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    The climate is changing, as it has since the worlds inception! Therefore, the efforts need to be made to prepare for the inevitable. I am in no way saying that efforts to reduce pollution and waste don't need to continue, they do. But let us not introduce draconian measures that few elsewhere will follow, instead let us realize the inevitable and logically prepare. Maybe the few shouldnt live and vacation beach front and then expect the populace to pay for our losses due to Mother Nature, etc.
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    These control freak Liberals have it down pat. They will take any issue they want changed and turn it into a crisis to scare the people and get them to pass their Liberal agenda of climate change. We will all be paying triple what our electricity costs are today after these environmental loonies get their way. Obama is their spokesman. Remember when Obama called our rising healthcare costs as a crisis in order to usher in his Obamacare? Now it truly is a crisis and the prices are skyrocketing. He is such a corrupt liar.
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    Yeah this propaganda is definitely a problem. The problem is government grasping at straws in the name of climate change to tax everything associated with its supposed causes.
    Case in point; carbon emission tax 50cents per gallon started Jan 1 here in CA. It's just the beginning.
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