If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I wrote about global warming at a chess.com thread which was started by a science denier.

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/off-topic/seven-big-failed-environmentalist-predictions?page=14

2) Overpopulation
To fully grasp how badly the “population bomb” predictions failed, you have to realize that the biggest demographic challenge today is declining population. Japan faces a demographic death spiral in which declining population and fewer workers leads to economic stagnation, which discourages people from having kids, which makes the problem worse. After decades of a “one child” policy, China’s working age population is also starting to decline, and it is conventional wisdom that the country is going to “grow old before it grows rich.”
What you wrote doesn't change the fact that the population of humans is increasing rapidly. They are crowding out other species. Some people have made wiping out entire species their career.
There are plans to drill for oil in the Artice Circle which used to be immossible. There is much less ice up there than before. People don't notice the big changes because so far it's mostly at the poles. Glaziers are disappearing. Global warming is for real. And obviously the human race is causing it, especially thanks to China where the pollution is way out of control.
The solution? I'm against wind power because the turbines are wiping out birds. Solar is OK but not useful up north in the winter. I suggest natural gas is the way to go, it's much less polluting than oil.

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