The Objectivist's Environmental Standard of Value

Posted by $ mshupe 1 year, 2 months ago to Technology
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The Climateers’ fixation on the greenhouse effect panders to fear of imminent death and steals the dreams of the young people they have indoctrinated. In stark contrast, Epstein understands that carbon “has enabled billions of people to live longer and more fulfilling lives.” He focuses on all aspects of hydrocarbon oxidation including fertilization and energy. For example, the fertilization effect is greening spaceship earth as you read this. Additionally, the energy effect is having magnificent consequences for human flourishing.
Epstein explains this by solving the Climateers false premise that “we are taking a stable, safe, climate and making it dangerous.” His logical premise is that with fossil fuels “we are making our volatile, dangerous climate safer.”

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  • Posted by $ 1 year, 2 months ago
    Conservatives ostensibly support capitalism on practical grounds - it lifts the most people out of poverty, and fail to defend it on moral grounds - life, liberty and property. The same goes for environmentalism, this article disproves the "science" but focuses on human life as the standard of value.
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  • Posted by Lucky 1 year, 2 months ago
    A sensible paper in the main but one proposition is wrong- that there is a greenhouse effect in earth's atmosphere and that CO2 contributes to it.
    Millions of radiosondes have found no trace of 'the hot spot' - the layer of warmth that would exist if there was a greenhouse effect.
    CO2 does not reflect radiation at the wavelengths necessary to create heat.
    The proposition in refuted by both theory and evidence.
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    • Posted by $ 1 year, 2 months ago
      Thanks for the insight, something to investigate more. I don't recall radiosondes, the layer of warmth you mention, in the text, but I can find out.
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  • Posted by Pecuniology 1 year, 2 months ago
    The best image that I have come across to help visualize what a concentration of 400 parts per million of atmospheric carbon dioxide looks like is to picture a stadium with 100,000 seats, 40 of which are occupied by individuals trying to start a Wave.

    Even if those 40 seats had halogen lamps standing on them, they wouldn't have much impact on the ambient temperature in the stadium.
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