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  •  Lemonade from lemons on global warming. (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    So what's the big deal if some people actually benefit from global warming? Does it bother you if windmill makers, solar cell installers, battery makers, etc make money from global warming?

    One reason it took me a long time to accept anthropogenic global warming as a real and serious threat was the tendency of its 'proponents'* to advocate their position as if selling time-share condos.  There are benefits to global warming. There are winners and losers.  Katrina created winners and losers. WWII created winners and losers. Cancer creates winners and losers.

    Being fearful just because it's not all downside makes you appear dishonest in your advocacy.  It's not needed. When push comes to shove, I believe that people would have (if they could have):

    1) Prevented Katrina and let all those building contractors, etc find another way to make some money

    2) Had Hitler buy the big one on the Odeonsplatz with his buds in 1923, even if it meant lots of art treasure and gold would stay in the families that actually owned them, and billions up billions made by munitions makers would have gone to peacetime pursuits.  Maybe those millions of extra people left alive could have created enough consumer demand to offset the losses.

    3) Created a cancer vaccine years ago.  Yeah, oncologists would have to find something else to do, and all the money made on cancer therapies and care centers would be spent on less depressing matters.

    *A better word than proponent is escaping me a the moment.  I mean to say those people who were sounding the alarm, not to say they were advocating global warming

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    by dinotrac on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 03:45:32 AM PDT

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