dash wrote:gimmespamnow wrote:dash wrote:It's just unfortunate that so many global warming enthusiasts have so much hidden agenda. Al Gore as worst offender.
I'm worried that I might get hurt. As such, I have a first aid kit in my house and a band-aid in my wallet and health insurance. If I don't get hurt, then those are bad investments, (health insurance is expensive!) but if I do, those are good investments. If you turn the entire thing on its head and look at it from the perspective of what I've done to make myself safe, you could claim that I have a hidden agenda and I'm planning on hurting myself or that I'm an insurance salesman or you could go even further and suggest that getting hurt is a myth and that we are all immortal. That said, the important words there are "you could claim"; you wouldn't be right...
It's well documented that Al Gore stood to make millions upon millions of dollars in the CO2 pollution exchange. That was an artificial market where 1st world nations would pay 3rd world nations for their pollution credits which would go unused. The creators of the exchange (early investors) would have made $$$. Al Gore was an early adopter. Now all he had to do was use his political clout to push for the exchange.
Now, is there really global warming caused by humans, or is there not global warming caused by humans? The question is irrelevant. Al Gore would have made vast amounts of money if the CO2 exchange had come to fruition. There is a serious conflict of interest there. I choose to believe Al Gore was a scumbag. As are all politicians. It's a prerequisite for the job.
Along the lines of insurance, a fellow named Malthus had some pretty convincing math arguing that the world was close to its capacity for sustaining human life. What with the exponential growth of population. Might have been at the time an opportunity to invest in some equivalent "insurance". Farmland? And as we know the predicted catastrophe hasn't occured yet.
Insurance is a sucker's bet, unless the event you're insuring against actually does occur. Just common sense stuff. No matter what you do you're gambling. That's life.
The suckers are the ones who don't get insurance and then oops, that fire/car accident/health crisis happens. Not the ones who get insurance and then don't need it. I mean that's kind of like saying that fire departments are a waste of time and money unless a fire happens. Yeah they are! Think of all those people paying for their municipal fire departments that don't have their houses burned down. Ha ha, suckers!
But it's true, Malthus predicted catastrophe and it didn't happen. Therefore predictions are wrong!
And it's interesting you think Al Gore is worth talking about but global warming itself isn't. What you're really saying is that, like most people, you prefer to sideline the issue. Al Gore is irrelevant, but you can't have an internet discussion about global warming without also involving Al Gore. Come to that I'm a bit disappointed that the well known global warming communist atheist muslim gay agenda to kill freedom and bring about a new world order and enforce a nanny state to kill God hasn't been brought up yet. Damn internet, it always disappoints.