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I provided that link so of course it's clear to anyone who goes there that NOAA does in fact claim AGW is real. I (and many scientists) believe they are wrong about that. But that wasn't my point so yes, I selected only the portion that was pertinent to my point -- which had to do with the correlation between warming and drought. So your "cherry picking" accusation isn't valid, blue streak. .
I've seen several reports, PearlY, where the 400 ppm of CO2 could even double without any adverse effect to the planet or life .... and in fact would be beneficial to plant growth including crops and forests. Always appreciate your constant posting of research on this issue.
Holy smoke, NIWW, we're almost in agreement here. The only thing is your reference to "the right's refusal" in that first sentence. You would be surprised to learn that MANY on the right of center agree that sexual orientation is inborn -- including one of my old Marine buddies whose adult son is gay and always has been. And yes, discrimination is wrong.
I could go into the scientific research that indicates there is no connection between wild fires/droughts and carbon dioxide emissions (natural or anthropogenic) but I won't here -- perhaps in a letter to the editor or something. I'll just say that blaming fossil fuel-based industry (and those of us who refute the AGW hypothesis) for the tragic deaths of those brave firefighters is not only absurd but outrageous and ignorant.
That's interesting ... I had not heard of that settlement but you're right. Was given that name for a reason. A student of history, I've enjoyed reading about the realities of "how it was back then" insofar as quality of life, etc. Many who believe it would be fun to live at some point in history often overlook the hardships they faced, not to mention the shortened life span and why that was the case. In fact, there's an amusing, heavily-illustrated little book (207 pages) entitled "The Good Old Days -- They Were Terrible!" by Otto L. Bettmann that covers all that pretty well.
I'll make it easier -- Sanders has always called himself a Socialist. Are you attempting to deny he knows what he is? Government ownership of the means of production is just one definition of a Socialist. There are many definitions and forms of Socialism from State Socialism to Utopian Socialism and many in between -- all bad. All with a Utopian dream involving a "classless" society where all wealth is redistributed and "Capitalism" is destroyed. Social Democrat parties are just "Socialist light" but retain the same long-term goals as Socialists have always held as their goal. They may get there, considering all the "useful idiots" they have today supporting them.
That's interesting. Of course there have always been burns caused by lightening during dry spells. But the book I mentioned told of intentional use of fire by native Americans for various reasons.
Oh come now. Bernie Sanders has always been a Socialist and in fact has even called himself one. Ever since, say, when he was (early on) a member of the Young People's Socialist League. You (he, or anyone) can try to change that and call him a Social Democrat (Socialist lite) or a Progressive but scratch either one and you'll find a socialist or at least a socialist wannabe underneath. Those leaning so far left that they qualify as Socialists try to avoid that name only because of its "pejorative connotations" in today's politics .... but it's all about the same old Marxist redistribution of wealth/anti-free enterprise nonsense that it's been since 1917 and before. It's amazing to me that Sanders today would find so many supporters ..... and I attribute that to the brainwashing efforts of a far-left academia who spoon feed their students on Noam Chomsky, Saul Alinsky, et al.
Actually, native American tribes did a lot of burning of their own. Read the book titled "1491". The author presents some interesting insight on this. And no, I'm not disparaging native Americans ... after all, DNA testing has confirmed my maternal connection to the Mohawk tribe (Objibwa).
Oh, and let's not forget that the slight rises in temperatures detected from time-to-time since the Little Ice Age have been part of the natural withdrawal from that glacial period, an increase which appeared to peak circa 1998. And the LIA followed the Medieval Warm Period (800-1300) during which time worldwide average temps were around 3 degrees higher than the 20th century's average. It's all about natural cycles. And also about certain individuals, organizations and politicians using fear (of a harmless but beneficial gas) as a tool for financial and political gain.
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