Global Warming??

Discussion in 'The Refreshment Lounge' started by owls84, Sep 24, 2008.

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Do you believe in Global Warming?

  1. Yes, We MUST take action now!!

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  2. No, I just think the world is changing, just as it has for milleniums.

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  3. Maybe, I'm on the fence. I just need more evidence.

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  1. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    I know this is not pertaining to Masonry but I love some of the government freakouts. Y2K for instance. The only problem with that is that it was dated. On Jan 1 2000 we knew it was bogus. I wonder if it is not the same with Global Warming. Keep in mind I am all for helping the enviroment and finding alternative fuels but this is a great scare tactic. I mean think of the money made off of global warming. And the best thing is that it can't be dated. It is just funny that Farmers Almanac calls for a cooling. I was watching a show on Discovery where they did core samples and showed where this happened several times in the Earths history. Very interesting show.

    I would like to know what you think about Global Warming. Fact or Fiction?
     
  2. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    I vote for Global Warming because Al Gore invented it!
     
  3. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    not sure about global warming myself, I would have to lean toward the fact our pollution does not agree with Mother nature. What gets my nanny goat though is that we are sitting on our hands like, wow we have gas powered stuff now lets just shut down shop and go home, why would we not pursue knowledge and try to find something better wheither there is a problem or not are we not explorers do we not love to discover something new; Well why are we all not demanding something new, I want something I can drive that puts off exhaust I can drink or eat, and the fact that we have not figured out how to power our world with the sun yet reminds me how little we know, it has been powering the earth for billions of years and has so much to share and give. So to answer the question I could care less about global warming but what I do care about is that we have become lazy and comfortable with the knowledge and know how, of today and are not putting the majority of our efforts for something better. Energy is all around us, hydrogen, wind, sun, oxygen etc... there is better than what we have now and I know that we can contrive something that keeps our lifestyles the same and agrees with Mother Nature.
     
  4. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    Well said Brother Rhit. I could not agree more.
     
  5. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Exactly what Rhit said.:cool:
     
  6. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    lOL Richard Simmons?!
     
  7. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Sure, why not...:p
     
  8. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    I so love that man, he is his own vibration
     
  9. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Richard Simmons?
     
  10. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    haven't seen richard simmons on anything in a very long time.
     
  11. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    Richard Simmons brings nothing but goodness to this world, IF you can stand him. He is an aquired taste I guess. I have never seen him on TV and not laughed my asprin off!! lol Its not the external Brother Tom lol
     
  12. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    I think that Richard's external is a direct reflection of his internal.:D:eek:
     
  13. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    You're not complaining, are you? ;)
     
  14. js4253

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    I'm not sure MAN has anything to do with global warming. I do know I am freezing my ass off right now. If Al Gore believes MAN can change global warming, why doesn't he park some of his private jets and go GREEN at many of his homes. I wish I could fix the problem
    but I don't think I would have much impact one way or another.
     
  15. Texas_Justice85

    Texas_Justice85 Registered User

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    Hey arent you that guy- Richard Simmons?

    Hey are you his brother- Richard Simmons?
     
  16. jonesvilletexas

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    No one at this can prove it.
     
  17. gortex6

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    Global Warming is a scam. It is an attempt to carbon tax your lifestyle and morally justify extreme population control measures (ie. they want to kill you). Al Gore does not want you to "change" and be without fossil fuels, his family fortune is in Occidental Petrolium; he wants to squeeze more money out of your wallet and decrease the global population. In accuality, it is a front to end American sovereignty!
     
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  18. jwardl

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    There seem to be just as many scientists who DISagree with human-induced global warming as agree. I don't believe that it's a consensus of opinion at all. Even if it were, however, that doesn't make it so.

    All theory that warming is caused by humans is just that -- theory, and is based on what scientists think they know about the past, and even moreso, on forecast models of the future. These models are constructed using what they currently know about atmospheric dynamics. I find it hard to put alot of faith in a forecast of global conditions a decade from now though when the same data can't even accurately predict whether it will rain or not in 7 days!

    I think we're too insignificant to damage the planet on a global scale. It's been said that the only thing permanent is change, and indeed, the earth would both warm and cool over time even if we didn't exist. The Martian icecaps are melting too, and unless there are many billions of little green guys there, zipping around in internal combustion-powered flying saucers, it seems to me to be strengthening the case of warming caused by natural processes. What exactly did our planet do between the last couple of ice ages?

    Another consideration -- is the earth really WARMING at all? The last few years have seen record-cold winters worldwide. Here in the Houston area, I've personally observed milder summers and colder winters for years now. We often hear of all the ice that is melting, but little of the many areas where it's increasing.
     
  19. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    well put Brother. I agree.
     
  20. TexMass

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    It's funny that it hasn't been the current government freaking out about global warming. In fact it's been just the opposite. The scientist that they paraded out that down played the issue of global warming have since come forward and said they were told what to say. These guys do believe we have a problem that is being magnified by our pollution.
     

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