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George Carlin on Global Warming

Posted by  $  Your_Name_Goes_Here 3 months, 2 weeks ago to Humor
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This is classic George Carlin, and he let's the global warming crowd have it on that topic.

PLEASE BE WARNED - George Carlin has uses his colorful vocabulary in this video.
SOURCE URL: https://youtu.be/BB0aFPXr4n4


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  • Posted by Dobrien 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    What a classic bit, thanks for the smile. Carlin hits it out of the park.
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    • Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
      I saw him in Las Vegas at the Rio (going from memory) a few months before he passed away. He had cards to remind him of his routine, which was sad to see, but it was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a true master of comedy.
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      • Posted by term2 3 months, 2 weeks ago
        I saw him just before he died also. He had to stop his routine in the middle as he looked like he was going to pass out right there. We got our money back. I think it was at the Orleans casino here in LV. He spoke the truth which is a great quality so lacking today
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  • Posted by starznbarz 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    I recently had a very edgy conversation with a friend about global warming, global cooling, climate change or whatever the name of the issue is now, he was adamant that the planet was done because "we would not admit man made climate change was real." I asked him what he thought the realistic alternatives were to fossil fuels, and I asked him to explain the ice melt causing the sea to rise panic tactic, taking into account that I spent a lot of time wandering in the mountains of Hudspeth County Texas and the soil content, at about 5000 feet above sea level, had a lot of sea shell content at the surface... he has not responded.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    He says what has been said hundreds of times before him. The genius is in the presentation.We really lost a great one when we lost him. He could make you want to rise up and protest Goldilocks if he wanted to.
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  • Posted by  $  puzzlelady 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    A lifeform with a cognitive faculty should be able to find what it will take to assure its own survival, through science and technology and conceptual collaboration. I'm not sure that pure Objectivism is enough; too many adherents develop an unforgiving rigidity that impedes adapting to changing circumstances.
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    Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    I love Carlin. I am concerned about the environment, and his description of me and my concerns about global warming, air/water pollution, and the effects of current mass-extinction on people and their property are spot on.
    People trying to make the world save for their Volvo's. Besides, environmentalists don't care about the planet, not in the abstract they don't. You know what they're interested in? A clean place to live. They're worried that someday in the future they might be inconvenienced. There's nothing wrong with the planet. The people are f#(%ed. The planet isn't going away. We are. Just another evolutionary dead-end.

    It will heal itself. It will cleanse itself. The air and water will recover.


    It's so true. I don't care about the planet, even if it doesn't cleanse itself and the post-Holocene world is fundamentally different from pre-Holocene. All that matters is people and their property.
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    • Posted by term2 3 months, 2 weeks ago
      I think that the ability of man to really affect something as large as a planet is pretty limited. Whens the last time we stopped or started a hurricane, a volcano, an earthquake.
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        Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 2 weeks ago
        The appearance of humans coincides with the beginning of the current mass extinction event. It's probably causal, but they can't rule out coincidence or some other factor causing humans to thrive and the mass-extinction.

        Even hunter-gatherer tribes understood the concept of limiting hunting because of the effect it has on next year's hunting. When the industrial revolution happened and population exploded, we started having a greater impact. It appears our activities now may have a great cost on others in the form of global warming. If we had to pay for them, the supply curve would shift and we'd more quickly commercialize sustainable energy alternatives. This will happen eventually anyway. It's a question of how much net environmental cost (there will be some costs and some benefits; a net cost) it incurs and if we could really move the needle if we had to pay those costs as the time we use the energy. (Move the needle = come out ahead when you do the amortization of the cost adopting alternative energies sooner with the supposed future savings from reducing climate change.)

        In any case, our effect on the planet doesn't matter. What matters is people and their property.
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        • Posted by Dobrien 3 months, 2 weeks ago
          "It appears our activities have a great cost on others in the form of global warming"
          I am tired of your ignoring the fraud being imposed on US citizens.

          ”The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization we have in the US. We have to stop these third World countries right where they are.”
          Michael Oppenheimer
          Environmental Defense Fund

          http://principia-scientific.org/break...

          What matters is unaltered evidence but you f..ing idiots want to jail people who are skeptical.
          Stalin was right Useful idiots help destroy freedom and prosperity.
          Your climate models are worthless!
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS0qL...
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          • Posted by  $  Suzanne43 3 months, 2 weeks ago
            Well done! You very succinctly said what a lot of us think about global warming. It's the religion of the Left. Some day the truth about this hoax will win out. And when it does, I don't think the Lefties will be able to cope. We're going to need an awful lot of safe spaces for them.
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            • Posted by Dobrien 3 months, 2 weeks ago
              Thanks Suzanne43,

              The desire to Jail skeptics is not new Galeleo Galilini the father of modern Astronemy. He was tried by the Inquisition, found "vehemently suspect of heresy", and forced to recant. He spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

              The beneficiaries of this fake science are running
              a full press against reality .What a world. The kakistocrats and the paid minions are shameful.
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        • Posted by term2 3 months, 2 weeks ago
          any global warming, whether it be caused by natural forces or human forces, seems to be slow enough as to allow smart people to get out of the way of those forces. Maybe just moving inland a bit
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            Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 2 weeks ago
            "any global warming, whether it be caused by natural forces or human forces, seems to be slow enough as to allow smart people to get out of the way of those forces"
            I have no doubt. I'm unclear on the costs of adopting carbon-neutral alternatives and the future costs of increased flooding, storms, etc that you mention. But there's no doubt in my mind smart people can and will do some of both, in ways that will seem amazing and make one of the biggest problems just a few lines in a history book.
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            • Posted by Dobrien 3 months, 2 weeks ago
              Boy oh boy , floods is that a new word I don't think they ever happened before the Industrial Age.
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              • Posted by freedomforall 3 months, 2 weeks ago
                Since there were 80% less humans to be affected and media that wasn't as biased against them, there was a lot less attention given to flooding - other than saying it isn't smart to build your houses in a flood plain and non-rational references to Bible stories. By the time the news of a heavy rain made it from one coast to the other it wasn't very newsworthy - better to cover the latest state/federal corruption scandal.
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        • Posted by lrshultis 3 months, 2 weeks ago
          "The appearance of humans coincides with the beginning of the current mass extinction event."

          Any evidence for that mass extinction other than from the mouths of the left?
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            Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 2 weeks ago
            "Any evidence for that mass extinction other than from the mouths of the left?"
            The left? That's politics. I'm talking about reality.
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            • Posted by lrshultis 3 months, 2 weeks ago
              So, speak about the reality of that mass extinction for which there is zero evidence of anything mass about an extinction having had or continuing to take place due to human existence.
              Since it supposedly has been very large, you should be able to come up with at least a few paragraphs of confirmed evidence for it.
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                Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 1 week ago
                I truly have no idea what you're talking about. You're saying we're not in a mass extinction event? Are you being clever and going over my head or are you literally asking why I accept modern biological thought of epochs punctuated by mass extinction events?
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            • Posted by Dobrien 3 months, 2 weeks ago
              Reality is the manipulation of Americans to forfeit our freedom and prosperity.
              But by now you can get an idea for the major outlines of an environmental hysteria. The steps are: a) start with assumption that man is “ravaging the Earth,” b) latch onto an unproven scientific hypothesis that fits this preconception, c) extrapolate wildly from half-formed theories and short-term trends to predict a future apocalypse, d) pressure a bunch of people with “Ph.D.” after their names to endorse it so you can say it’s a consensus of experts, e) get the press to broadcast it with even less nuance and get a bunch of Hollywood celebrities who failed Freshman biology to adopt it as their pet cause, then finally f) quietly drop the whole thing when it doesn’t pan out—and move on with undiminished enthusiasm to the next environmental doomsday scenario. Now it is climate change.
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                Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 1 week ago
                All of that pseudo-scientific thought process really happens, but then at the end you appear to do the exact same thing by denying climate change.
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                • Posted by Dobrien 3 months, 1 week ago
                  The grand solar minimum is climate change and the planet is cooling the evidence is plentiful record ice growth in the Arctic to 1971 levels, record ice growth in Greenland
                  Unheard of snow in the Sahara desert.
                  Glaciation in California this summer as little of the 200 inches of record snow last winter melted.
                  Skiing in California resorts all summer
                  Global warming rally in Colorado this spring canceled due to a blizzard
                  4 freak summer snow events in Australia.
                  One day this summer above 67 degrees in Netherlands no crops grew there.
                  the coldest summer temp reading in the northern hemisphere at -37 ever. On and on ....you live in Wisconsin it was the coldest August you have expirienced in your life.
                  This is just the start. The reason is the sun and not man. Co 2 is not a pollutant carbon monoxide is.
                  Co2 at current levels is .003% of the atmosphere and is plant food. In the way distant past it is known that co2 levels have been higher by 100x.
                  This solar cycle is 360 year cycle and like clock work it has commenced it is about 36 years of
                  Crop failure and dynasty changes.
                  CG you never present any evidence of your global warming position and I feel like a record that is playing the same same song and you don't hear it.
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                    Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 1 week ago
                    If somehow solar fluctuations offset global warming, I'll start to wonder (not really) if there are gods watching over us. The latest evidence shows all fat is not bad for you. Now there's evidence that dietary cholesterol isn't really linked to cardiovascular disease. If LENR turns out to be real and global warming not that costly, I'll feel like I live in a blessed time! Of course on this path, we might find GMOs actually are dangerous and vaccines really do cause illness.
                    I could imagine all that happening. I can never imagine ESP or homeopathy being real though.

                    I really think of climate change denial along the lines of demonizing GMOs or vaccines--- and unlike homeopathy, I could imagine by some new evidence upending our understanding of global warming, GMOs, or vaccines. I give them all roughly equal chances. None of this matters, though, to people who start with their chosen answer without regard to the science. People playing politics have to try to work reality to meet their desires, but for scientific people new discoveries are exciting.
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                    • Posted by Dobrien 3 months, 1 week ago
                      Show me some evidence that is what science is based on.
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                        Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 1 week ago
                        "Show me some evidence that is what science is based on."
                        Those topics (GMOs, global warming, and other things people like to make stuff up about) are outside my area. Even if it were inside my area, this is like someone asking me to prove frequency-selective fading is really problem for wide-band OFDM transceivers and it's not just an excuse to promote MIMO. Now I'm almost afraid this notion will stick in the mind of someone who sees the world as all politics.

                        I accept the science as it is. If scientists of the world are conspiring about global warming, I would be fooled. If big pharma were hiding a cure for cancer, I wouldn't be able to sleuth it out. I probably would be able to figure out if homeopathy or chemtrails were real. I guess if the pro-MIMO conspiracy were true, not all that many people would be able to read the science and figure it out. Although I think I'm going have a nightmare about it: "I've been reading IEEE Transactions on Communications, and this sure sounds fishy to me!!"
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