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Old 04-01-2013, 05:34 AM   #18
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W*GS do you really think things like electric cars and carbon taxes could really cool the Earth, or even change anything?
Yes.

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Or would that money be better spent on how to combat the effects of a warmer earth? IE growing food in a hotter climate, desalination plants in case of droughts, seawalls in vulnerable areas of sea rise etc?
Mitigation is cheaper than adaptation. We'll save by putting more money into lessening the impacts of increasing GHGs by reducing our creation of them, rather than by trying to adapt to climate change. Sorta like quitting smoking instead of waiting and paying for cancer treatment instead.

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I actually believe the Earth is warmer. I mean if scientists say its getting warmer I have to believe them. But I don't really 100% buy its all co2. Also if it is co2 I don't see us being able to stop it. Not with China, Brazil, Indonesia, India, Russia, USA, Germany etc all wanting to grow their economies still.
We must come up with ways other than burning fossil fuels for our energy needs.

We've gone over this many times before.
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