In Inaugural Address, Obama Vows to Tackle Climate Change

By Patrick Rucker | January 22, 2013

  • January 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm
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    Let me guess—this war will be waged via higher taxes as the cure. Can’t wait until we are rid of this guy.

    Climate change is a scam.

    • January 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm
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      • January 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm
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        D:

        Stupidest reply I’ve ever seen.

        Thank YOU Mr. Scientist D would be my reply for Wayne.

        Your argument here seems to be that he can’t say it’s not climate change, therefore it could be climate change (Therefore it’s possible that what you believe is correct argument, and can’t be proven otherwise) and therefore it exists.

        This is the same argument the religious zealots you hate so much use regarding God. You can’t prove he doesn’t exist!!

        *rolls eyes* D, grow the hell up.

    • January 28, 2013 at 11:36 am
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      If climate change is a scam….why do we have Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn?? Seems like the climate changes quite a bit between the seasons.

  • January 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm
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    Let’s work on the economy first captain planet.

    Don’t be fooled by all of this gun/climate control nonsense. This is to distract you from the more urgent problems.

    These are just excuses to tax you more.

  • January 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm
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    I learned in my science classes many years ago that a theory is only as good as the predictions it makes. As far as I know, man made global warming hasn’t made one single verifiable prediction. However, it is the single greatest hindsight theory ever reported. Why the US drought? Global warming. Why the three hurricanes in 1995? Global warming. Why the beatle infestations in the US? Global warming. Even the Japan sunami was attributed to global warming (oh, I forgot, climate change). This theory is amazing!! It can predict everything after it happens. Don’t forget,it’s leading proponent at NASA, Dr. Hansen, was touting global cooling in the 70s. At the end of the day, if a theory doesn’t predict a single thing, it’s garbage.

    • January 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm
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      Sounds like string theory.

      • January 22, 2013 at 1:52 pm
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        Except that, I believe, string theory predicts proton decay(we’re still looking).

  • January 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    Scott Romoser says:
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    He promised to cut the deficit in half at the beginning of his first term. I’m skeptical of his promises.

  • January 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm
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    Here’s a thought, how about jobs, the deficit, spending, lack of a budget? Maybe Mr. Obama can concentrate on these extremely important items in this term. He ignored them in the first term, unless it was to create some fake green job with multi million dollar grants to companies that went belly up not long after getting the money.

  • January 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    Random says:
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    Also, what are they going to do to enforce “climate issues” in other countries?

    We outsource a majority of manufacturing to China, who is the largest offender. Ironic huh.

    “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” the president said.

    What he should have said, “We will respond to the threat of an economic collapse, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”

    I forsee another Solyndra. I’m not sure if Barry is the right man for this job anyways.

    • January 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm
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      This is a guarantee to ship more and more high paying jobs to China and India who are building new coal fired power plants every week. And I’m sure all those plants will be cleaner burning than anything we would have built here, just look at Bejing. And I’m also sure all carbon emissions will stay in China and India causing cliamte change only there, not here because carbon dioxide doesn’t freely move across the planet, right? We’ll just have fewer high paying jobs here and plummet the entire country into poverty. I guess that’s part of the President’s jobs plan.

    • January 23, 2013 at 3:32 pm
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      You can be VERY sure that Barry is not the man for this job!

  • January 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    Captain Planet says:
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    I am Captain PLANET…of course I’m all for this! We need to do everything we can to take care of Earth. It’s going to be here long after man is extinct. Who knows what forms of life we will evolve into or will come after us. We are stewards of the planet. If you conservatives need to, think of your great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren as future stockholders, owning the planet. You need to do what you can to increase the value of the stock. Quit dumping your chemicals into the ground, water, and air. Most of you don’t throw everything into the garbage, right? You do recycle some? So, you don’t deny that science and benefit to future generations. Just like most of you yell at your teenagers to clean up their rooms, scientists worldwide our yelling at us to pick up ours. You can deny all you want but it doesn’t change the fact that we do have an impact on the environment. It nurtures us, we should do the same to it. Don’t Be A Menace to Society While Spilling Your Emissions into The Atmosphere…yo!

    • January 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm
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      Agree with your points. Just very skeptical of anything pushed by the likes of Al “don’t do what I do” Gore and his kind.

    • January 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm
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      Planet – Our great, great, great….grandchildren will all be living in poverty due to your president’s failure to EVER propose a budget and his uncontrolled spending. There is not much hope for them. They’ll all be working for the government and living on handouts if progressives like obummer continue to be elected by the masses with their hands out, praying that the government will take care of them.

      • January 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm
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        “Your” President, really?! He’s YOUR President too!

        • January 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm
          Tx Person says:
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          I don’t feel that he is my “president”. My dictator maybe. I didn’t help elect him.

          • January 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm
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            Government is “We the people”. We elected him. He is our President. You don’t like it, leave. Don’t just pick and choose the parts of The Constitution you happen to agree with. Quit your belly aching and support The President. I always have no matter who was in office. Yes, even W. It doesn’t mean I have to agree with everything they did, but I supported them because they are fellow Americans. I can be critical and also supportive.

            Amazing how many sore losers are still running around out here.

          • January 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm
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            Captain:

            I’m sorry, no. Majority doesn’t rule with an iron fist.

            You support minorities do you not?

            We do not have to accept this president. At all. And it is our duty to fight against what he does that is wrong and attempt to stop it. We don’t follow the masses, like you, sheep.

          • January 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm
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            Captain said: “Government is “We the people”.” I think you need to let YOUR president know that. He works for US–NOT the other way around. So, support your progressive leader. I choose not to.

          • January 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm
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            You know what’s more funny here TX?

            You said it was their president causing the problem, and they seem to insist that even if Barack messes up you were at blame.

            I think Planet and Wow both missed a point here, it is the fault of people who voted for Obama that he has his way. You can’t shift blame to TX Person.

            The ignorance in this place astounds me on the left.

          • January 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm
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            I didn’t help elect that idiot Bush either, but he was my president for 8 long years. Why? Because I am an American that respects the system and the president that we collectively elect. Are you only an American when your guy is in office? Sad

      • January 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm
        Captain Planet says:
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        Gloom and doom, I get it Perplexed. More of the same Chicken Little BS being spouted by the likes of Fox News and all of the Koch Brothers’ think tanks.

        • January 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm
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          So Captain,

          How is global warming, and an economic “crisis” not doom and gloom to move an agenda, and how is it not the chicken little bs?

          Are you really this stupid and biased against the right?

          And I will say this again: Fox News gets things wrong, so does CNN. They both get aspects right as well. To dismiss all of a news station due to some problems, is idiotic. Fact check the item at hand. You can’t fact check an entire station. That’s painting with a mop as you said in a recent post.

          Again, hypocrite.

        • January 23, 2013 at 3:07 pm
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          Captain:

          In a good show of humor here on a much more Liberal side:

          George Carlin, “The Planet isn’t going anywhere…We are!”

          Much better balance of liberal.

    • January 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm
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      “We need to do everything we can to take care of Earth. It’s going to be here long after man is extinct”

      You mean that we need to take care of Earth’s inhabitants.

      If you’re going to make an argument at least say it correctly. You contradicted yourself in your first paragraph. It’s not “Earth” that needs taking care of.

    • January 23, 2013 at 7:34 pm
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      I also agree with Captain’s points here.

      Climate change is an issue. Post grad brother talks about it often. What he fails to see is that conservatives are not for recycling any less than democrats. This is again, painting with a broad brush, or as he said before “mop”.

      They are against the government putting in place “cap and trade” which would have disastrous results. I might add, republicans have talked about how to handle the issue. The problem is we don’t know how.

      I also should note that just becauase republicans are against Obama’s ideas, it does not make us against helping climate change.

      Yet again, you label the right. Swing and a miss. There are some out there who are republican and don’t believe climate change is as extreme as others believe. There are very few that don’t believe in climate change at all.

  • January 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm
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    I admit I have no idea what is true anymore. The ice seems to be melting and seas are rising. I live about 5 miles inland so I am hopeful for waterfront property if I just wait long enough.

  • January 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm
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    Remember the words of Obama’s former Chief-of-Staff, Emanuel, “Never let a crisis go to waste”? Translated, they mean use every crisis as a way to further control and tax the population (masses?) and the global warming “crisis” (which may be more of a natural phenomenon with only nominal influence by man, is but one example. While the country’s economic crisis comntiues to fester, Obama and his people look for ways to divert attention from them by taking on more social and large issues. Instead of governing and taking care of today’s business, they continue to campaign by looking to lofty issues in an ever present effort to secure a legacy. They forget, or overlook the fact that by continuing to give only periodic, cursory attention to the deep financial problems we have, their legacy will be a bankrupt nation that no amount of taxation could save. Moreover, after we sent a lot of our manufacturing jobs to places like China, we now look at their carbon footprint knowing that we can do nothing about it. Yet while the US has markedly decreased its carbon footprint, the government wants to saddle what’s left of our industrial base with even more stringent environmental regulations that will surely cost more jobs and more money, thus perpetuating our weak economy. Worse yet, it seems that the environmentalists and their politicians want to cure the global problem overnight. (I guess the current pace is too slow for them.) And, the track record so far has been miserable, given the bankruptcy of connected companies that received government handouts to create green products. The final kicker is that most politicians would have us believe that the costs of all this regulation and social engineering is largely paid by business and corporation taxes (and, of course, they should pay even more). But in truth, they try to mask the reality that it is we, the people, who pay all of those taxes and costs in the price of every product or service we use, and that’s in addition to the direct taxes we working folks also pay. It seems our government has declared and has maintained a kind of econmic war on its citizens.

    • January 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm
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      You are right Rusty. Instead of dealing with the debt crisis and the out of control spending and expansion of government which is sure to bankrupt the country, they spout off on the dangers of greenhouse gases and in my view just want to make some money on the carbon exchange. We had numerous examples of what a failure the green energy program has been despite a couple of billion poured into it. I really don’t think we need energy made from algae, switchgrass and cow dung. What we do need is to develop our own energy to keep from being blackmailed by the Shieks and Chavez. We have more energy reserves than the entire Middle East and most of it is waiting to be tapped. Just think of the jobs it would create and tax revenue to the government to help with the deficit. How about approving Keystone now Mr. President? Nebraska wants you to do it, the unions want you to do it and the American People want you to do it.

    • January 23, 2013 at 10:19 am
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      The most over used word of the mainstream Obama media. “Crisis”.
      Everything they come across is a crisis and needs immediate, drastic action to avert more crisis. I’d love to see a survey on how many times in a day the word crisis is used in the media.

  • January 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm
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    Only communists believe in science.

    • January 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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      • January 23, 2013 at 1:06 pm
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        Captain:

        Gattaca. That’s all I have to say here. You say one extreme on the right, you never point out the same extreme on the left.

        Balance. Learn it. And on the right, people don’t believe the world is flat, and they certainly did not propogate or pander to that belief.

        As I once pointed out to you, Catholicism lead many areas in science, including the discovery of the big bang theory. That’s a concept that came from the far right, no matter how much you try to say “oh, they were radical!!! they were totally shunned by the Catholic church!” as you said before. Whenever it’s a conservative person or idea that does good things it’s a liberal base in your head. Whenever it’s a democrat person or idea who does bad things, or part of a democrat program that does bad things, it was a republican plan. As you said with the Health care recently, verifying my comment.

        Keep track of your hypocricy. It’s really annoying having to do it myself.

        • January 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm
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          But, Bob!! You do such a good job at keeping track of his hyocricy! And, I honestly don’t think that he even knows he’s a hypocrite.

          • January 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm
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            That I do Patti Cake.

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    • January 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm
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      Captain,

      Grow up kiddo. You reply to those you feel you can bully. I make the same type of comments as Agent. And you my friend make the same comments as I. You reply to Agent, why? Becasue you feel he isn’t a threat and you can make him look like a fool. I’ll be honest, Agent doesn’t do well at talking sometimes. He gets the concepts somewhat right, but the facts wrong. You like that. It’s good for arguing a political point. It’s not good for common sense. Those who you reply to are always that type. Me though, nah. I go off of fact that shoot yours so far out there that you don’t stand a chance. Debate my comments. I dare you. Read my comments and explain yourself.

      Half the stuff you post here is just plain out of line, and you target your comments to the uneducated. Then you label Fox News, label republicans, call everyone chicken littles, fear mongers, etc, and you ignore the one person who takes your facts for a spin, and leaves you dumb founded.

      I’m not a bully. You may be. I’m not entirely sure if you’re plain indoctrinated or a manipulator. Master or slave? Maybe both?

      You just don’t like that people actually keep track of your comments.

    • January 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm
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      More to the point Captain:

      I don’t beat my chest.

      I smack people upside the head who come to the blogging playground saying:

      “Gloom and doom, I get it Perplexed. More of the same Chicken Little BS being spouted by the likes of Fox News and all of the Koch Brothers’ think tanks.”

      Don’t understand why that’s a dumb comment which labels an entire station, people who watch it, and ignores actual fact checking? Then you need to stay out of the blogging playground.

      “Government is “We the people”. We elected him. He is our President. You don’t like it, leave. Don’t just pick and choose the parts of The Constitution you happen to agree with. Quit your belly aching and support The President. I always have no matter who was in office. Yes, even W. It doesn’t mean I have to agree with everything they did, but I supported them because they are fellow Americans. I can be critical and also supportive.

      Amazing how many sore losers are still running around out here.”

      That comment as well, is also truly bully Planet. Accept your crap, and support the common name, or else leave!

      That’s not how new ideas are formed. That’s how dictators are formed. Diverse ideas rely on the other side not accepting the other side’s way of doing things. Even inclusive of you.

    • January 23, 2013 at 2:46 pm
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      By the way Captain:

      Which insults have I said this time that differ from your norm? Eh?

      I told you to at least stay consistent in your own posts, that we don’t have to follow a dictatorship, and that that would be idiotic, and I told you that you were being a hypocrite. Hypocrite is not an insult when used with items which show that it is being used in the context of the word. Do you have a problem with being a hypocrite? Do you have a problem with it being idiotic to go down a path that would lead to dictatorships?

      Don’t talk to me like your words are roses. Don’t fake talk to me. If there is one thing us republicans do well, it’s actually talk like a human talks, rather than a fabricated human being who tries to appear like a human being, or rather how they believe one should appear.

      I for one love freedom of expression.

      You don’t. Such hypocricy Planet. You never will debate someone more capable than I. I suggest you just throw in the towel, put your big boy pants on, and make sure you know what you’re talking about before making a comment, rather than stating the person who is pointing out your crap is a bully.

      I’m here to educate. Educate the crowd that you’re trying to indocrtinate.

      Just look at your comments! Accept Obama or leave! Stop worrying about what Obama does! That’s chicken little! Let the government take over healthcare! Trust them! Follow whatever Obama says!

      That’s more or less what you’ve said. Follow the flow. Democrats like the flow. Nice and comfortable.

    • January 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm
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      And one last comment:

      I think you would do well to keep track of my comments.

      I actually do, when someone isn’t being absurd, insult the bad effects of religion.

      I took a swipe above when talking to D. D was calling Wayne stupid. Just because he made it sound prettier doesn’t mean his intent was not to insult Wayne. It’s even more smart ass due to that. You take the same indirect methods to insulting on this forum, and even try to get others to join in on some “humor” as you call it to make them look up tight. How bully is that?

      Back on topic though: I pointed out a common argument from religious folk when they go to far. The you can’t prove God does not exist therefore he does exist. To add some humor here, think South Park with the Giant Spaghetti Monster.

      If you took two second to look at your comments you would see my issue with you is your extremity. You’d also notice that Agent and I do not agree often.

      Examples:

      I don’t like the pentagon and military spending budget. I’ve pointed out it should be cut in half.

      I do think a public plan should exist, for the lower class. I do not like the government breaking the rules to get around that though. I also think this plan should be restricted to the lower class. It would keep the incentive to work. This would be a balance of both plans. The damage I am worried about comes in the maximum amount of available funds to pay out. You can have more funds in a private system. If it disincludes the poor, then we should just do a cutoff income method to get the poor covered. I’ve said it before, Agent does not agree.

      I do agree with Obama’s potential mandate for the 401k contributions, if it were used in conjunction with social security reform with some of Paul Ryan’s plan.

      This is balanced. My problem with Obama, is that he is NOT balanced, and it’s also my problem with you. Whenever something could be considered liberal, you back it.

      I would say on the scale I’m much more liberal than Agent, FFA, or Sargent. They may just have experience I don’t. Who knows. But I don’t make comments to them like you do. You though, have no clue what liberal and conservative are.

    • January 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm
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      Captain, if you don’t read Bob’s posts, how do you know what to reply back to him?

      • January 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm
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        • January 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm
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          Captain:

          Error in that one. I don’t come off any more insulting than you.

          And It’s not a rant. It’s relevant information. You’re just clueless as to why it’s relevant.

          Bottom line, most my comments in this post have been strictly pointing out you’re wrong. That is not insulting.

          So as Patti said: Why not direct my comments? You’re lying here and you know it.

          We’ve all seen how you act Planet. You reply back to Libby, and I don’t think anyone on this post would call me more extreme than her with insults.

          You aren’t using logics, and in these posts I am. You’re doing a good job of trying to do the image of the high road. But you’re not high road. Mocking a guy you disagree with, and his sources, and his sense of humor, and getting people on the bandwagon is hardly professional.

        • January 23, 2013 at 7:18 pm
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          And I should re-emphasize, to a disengenious person like yourself:

          You are NOT less insulting than I am.

          You choose to insult people in a more “elegant” manner. Using more indirect methods, like oh say “That’s right. Us Americans knows the Earth be flat.”

          Is a condescending, intentional insult with the level and degree of that of my own.

          Pardon the following: But you really are a hypocrite, and you really are horrible human being.

          A coward at that. You only ignore my comments because you can’t possibly prove them wrong.

        • January 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm
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          I’m so tired of this chicken little fear mongering as a reply back to the conservatives in these posts is also an insult.

  • January 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm
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    “Amazing how many sore losers are still running around out here”

    Is also equal in grade of insult.

  • January 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    Bob says:
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    Attention everyone! Opinion needed. Captain says my comments aren’t worthy of response.

    Your comment, Captain which you believe is worthy of response:

    “Government is “We the people”. We elected him. He is our President. You don’t like it, leave. Don’t just pick and choose the parts of The Constitution you happen to agree with. Quit your belly aching and support The President. I always have no matter who was in office. Yes, even W. It doesn’t mean I have to agree with everything they did, but I supported them because they are fellow Americans. I can be critical and also supportive.

    Amazing how many sore losers are still running around out here.”

    Bottom line, don’t like it, leave, we elected him, there are a bunch of sore losers (obviously direct at the person he was talking to)

    My comment, which you say is not worthy of response and is just so “insulting”

    Captain:

    I’m sorry, no. Majority doesn’t rule with an iron fist.

    You support minorities do you not?

    We do not have to accept this president. At all. And it is our duty to fight against what he does that is wrong and attempt to stop it. We don’t follow the masses, like you, sheep”

    I suppose I should have said, man! There are a bunch of sheep around here!

    At least that way I wouldn’t have called YOU a sheep right Planet?

    I talk in facts. You don’t. I talk like a human. You don’t.

    I talk direct…You cower. You cower and won’t even state directly that you’re stating something. Let the person decide if it’s an insult or not right? Could be! Might not be!

    • January 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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      What do your personal politics and disdain for President Obama have to do with discussing climate change and the impact on our industry? Maybe you political ranters should just go fnd the tea-party website where you can whine together. Most of us prefer quality discussion on this type of forum. There are plenty of sounding boards for your attitude and with like minded folks. We prefer to talk insurance.

  • January 24, 2013 at 8:52 am
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    OK, kiddies…Recess is over! time for work!

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    For those of us who actually read our insurance journals, we are aware that climate change is having a significant impact on the companies we represent. It doesn’t matter WHAT is causing the change, there is a change happening and we owe it to our children, grandchildren and future generations to address it. The rest of the world looks askance at the US and wonders why we don’t have factual conversations. It’s important folks…put away your stupid politics and be an American first!

    • January 24, 2013 at 11:45 am
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      Standing O from me there, Nan! Great post!

      • January 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm
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        Thanks Captain Planet. Truth can set us free and help us find our way. I have faith in a younger generation that is not filled with political hate. Science and youth will be our salvation…not the nay sayers who post here instead of discussing insurance topics.

    • January 25, 2013 at 9:56 am
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      Not trying to stir the pot but curious what rest of the world countries are asking this? I honestly don’t know what other countries are doing to adress this either.

      • January 25, 2013 at 10:09 am
        Captain Planet says:
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        Here are some:
        https://www.waset.org/

        You can find out what other countries are doing if you apply yourself to some research.

        • January 25, 2013 at 11:03 am
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          Can’t reseach myself while at work so thanks!

      • January 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm
        Nan says:
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        Live Free, The rest of the world has been addressing climate issues. Our politics in America have caused us to put our smarts aside and we are sinking into third world mentality… Once we considered ourselves the UNITED State of America… now we are being ripped into political categories and that can only lead to failure. Our children look at each other and their world differently. My hope for the future of the USA is with the younger, less political generation. They don’t hate because talk radio tells them to hate or distort or destroy.. Try using your computer to check into the EU and how they are looking at the climate. Our Pentagon issued a paper back in 1994 about Climate Change being the Pentagon’s #1 future problem. People migrate to areas where they can not be supported when their hometowns become dustbowls or flood zones. We, in America, have mostly been insulted from such things.. We, in America, use our tax dollars to help our neighboring states.. We, in America once had respect for our fellow man and didn’t hide behind made up names on a computer screen. Read your insurance articles for more details.

        Europe readies for effects of climate change – NYTimes.comwww.nytimes.com/…/02climatewire-europe-readies-for-effects-of-cli…Similar

        Apr 2, 2009 – BRUSSELS — Adapting to the effects of climate change has become a hot topic on both sides of the Atlantic. The European Union has just …

        Europeans fear climate change more than financial turmoil, poll …www.guardian.co.uk › Environment › Climate changeCached

        Oct 7, 2011 – … climate change was the second most serious issue facing the world, … that the majority of the public in the European Union consider global …

  • January 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm
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    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    • January 25, 2013 at 10:12 am
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      Why would you get 41 thumbs down? I happen to agree with every, single point you made, JB!

      • January 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm
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        He probably got the thumbs down because you could say the same thing about nearly every president in recent times.
        The President does not spend money, it is appropriated by Congress.
        The debt ceiling was raised multiple times under all of the Presidents since Reagan.
        http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/26/raw-data-past-debt-ceiling-increases/
        Look, I used Fox News to keep the righties happy.
        It is amazing that evertone is up in arms now. Where were all the fiscal conservatives fighting the previous debt ceiling increases?

  • January 25, 2013 at 9:54 am
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    Not sure if it is true but I heard or read somewhere that a volcano puts out more pollution and harmful gases in a day than humans have in their entire exsistance. Just food for thought, if it is really ture haha. Would quote George C. put someone beat me too it.

    • January 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm
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      How about you do some research, provide facts and cite your source(s). Does it take into account our complete impact on the world or just our existence?

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:15 am
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    To totally disregard “climate change” 100% is absurd….to say that science and observation don’t mean anything when it comes to “climate change” is also absurd. One the other hand…to say that “climate change” will lead to the destruction of our planet and humanity in the near future I do not believe would be accurate.

    It’s like this….Most of us love nice warm sunny days…..but if we stay out too long without some protection we get a sunburn…if we get too many sunburns science shows that we could get cancer. Its about cause and effect….from the smallest to the largest scale. Don’t let someone convince you that because the sun is so nice and warm and enjoyable that you don’t need to be cautious and protect yourself. As nice at the sun is (especially on the beach with a nice beverage)…..it can still kill.

    When it comes to issues like this….I will always choose to be proactive rather than reactive so as just to err on the side of caution. Just my 2 cents worth though.

  • January 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm
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    Nan, I read read insurance journals as well, along with other things, like scientific journals. There is NO concordance that global warming is fact, or even that “climate change” is. There are several theories concerning climate change, but only 1 says that people are causing it. The six alternative theories are:

    Bio-thermostat — rising temperatures and levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere trigger biological and chemical responses that have a cooling effect, like a natural thermostat.

    Cloud formation and albedo — changes in the formation and albedo of clouds create negative feedbacks that cancel out all or nearly all of the warming effect of higher levels of CO2.

    Human forcings besides greenhouse gases — mankind’s greatest influence on climate is not its greenhouse gas emissions, but its transformation of Earth’s surface by clearing forests, irrigating deserts, and building cities.

    Ocean currents — global temperature variations over the past century-and-a- half and particularly the past 30 years were due to the slow-down of the ocean’s Thermohaline Circulation (THC).

    Planetary motion — natural gravitational and magnetic oscillations of the solar system induced by the planet’s movement through space drive climate change.

    Solar variability — changes in the brightness of the sun cause changes in cloud formation, ocean currents, and wind that cause climate to change.

    The theory of climate change that most people are familiar with is commonly called anthropogenic (man-made) global warming, or AGW for
    short. That theory holds that man-made greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2), are the predominant cause of the global warming that occurred during the past 50 years.

    In the past few years, confidence in the AGW theory has declined
    dramatically. New research points to natural causes of the modern warming, and stabilizing (by some measures, falling) global temperatures have called attention to long-recognized shortcomings of the AGW theory. Tens of thousands of scientists have signed petitions expressing their dissent from the so-called “consensus” in favor of AGW.

    In summary, only 1 of 7 theories implies that we are warming our climate through man-made greenhouse gases, and even it does NOT state we have the capacity to reverse the warming.

  • January 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm
    B says:
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    Where is Libby?

    • February 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm
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      to B – please don’t rattle Libby’s cage. Let a sleeping dog lie.



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