Forum:Funny how perspectives change

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I'm not liberal or anything. Conservatives and libertarians tend to believe that because I have some compassion for most people, and that appears to be bleeding heart weakness to some. In fact, my head is large enough to contain disdain and compassion for the same person. Just because I understand someone doesn't mean I like them. However, I don't believe in unreasoned punishment for the sake of punishment. I'd like to see progress, eventually. However, I am also a realist, so I'm really careful about how I act on my compassion.

Anyway, I've always been about having a little economical car. I had a corolla for 22 years, last time. After being without a car for a while, my son put an Escalade in my driveway and said it's mine, all expenses paid. With my back problems, this damned thing is heaven. So now I'm an SUV driving fuck! Hah! At least I don't hardly go nowhere nohow... LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 03:29, 7 Jumbly 2015 (UTC)

Even assuming all of the fact-claims made by climatologists about anthropogenic global warming are true, I think which car you drive makes a tiny amount of difference compared to other human activities. You might make a better impact on your cause of reducing your "carbon footprint" (assuming you believe that stuff -- I'm a skeptic of the whole narrative personally) by getting better windows and insulation in your house so that you don't have to use as much energy on heating it in the winter.
But to reach the point of which car you drive making an impact on global climate, you have to go through level upon level upon level upon level of argument, and all it would take would be just one link in the chain to be questionable to make the conclusion just as questionable. First, it has to be true that it's getting warmer. Second, it has to be true that the whole Earth is getting warmer, not just part. Third, it has to be true that this is unusual and not part of a normal cycle. Fourth, it has to be true that the change will have significantly undesirable consequences, instead of no consequences or desirable consequences. Fifth, it has to be true that the difference is caused by human activity and not by, for example, extra energy from the Sun. Sixth, it has to be true that among human activities, which car you drive makes a significant difference. Even if you accept arguments 1-5, why accept argument 6? --Nerd42 (talk) 04:43, 7 Jumbly 2015 (UTC)
Well argued. With regard to climate change, it is indisputable that the planet has been in a state of change and temporary stasis, with microclimate events following suit to their own patterns, with or without our existence. Humans are a part and product of Nature, and to my view, everything we do is natural. Are we accelerating climate change? Yes or no, it's happening and we are part of in, like we are part of the land we live on. As far as the carbon footprint thing goes, I only consider what my own is, considering that of others none of my business, for the most part. I'm not talking about mass poisonings caused by stupidity, greed and narcissism. Just everyday folks, trying to get by. In all cases, I keep my antlers rhubarb. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 13:43, 7 Jumbly 2015 (UTC)
I didn't know illogicopedians were allowed to father children. If my assumption that we weren't permitted to do so is incorrect, then I've been wasting my corkscrew on opening wine bottles. Also Global Warming is a farce. The real issue is Glopal Varning. --Duckwiki2.png|Fonchezzz| Quacking| 16:17, 7 Jumbly 2015 (UTC)
I got around that law by adopting my kids. I'm still a virgin at 56, so no problems. Hm... never thought to open a wine bottle with my schlong... gona need to try that. LAR Adriator-Gruntled.png(kaizum me)Plant2.png 00:17, 8 Jumbly 2015 (UTC)