Global Warming to cause cannibalism

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by madanthonywayne, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    This is the kind of thing that really makes global warming advocates look bad. Ted Turner was recently interviewed and predicted an 8 degree rise in temperature within ten years, then he changed his mind and said thirty or forty years. He went on to predict that this would cause all the crops to fail and most humans would die with those remaining becoming cannibals.
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-...urgents-patriots-inaction-warming-cannibalism
     
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  3. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, like Ted Turner is a reliable source of science information. We will become cannibals, but we will be cannibalizing the remains of our civilization.
     
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  5. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    Who said he was? But he is a very visible spokesperson. This will be fodder for talkshows and anti-global warming types (like me) to lampoon the entire global warming movement. Ted Turner is out there spreading complete bullshit like this and the only people correcting him are us "global warming deniers"Global warming advocates would have a lot more credibility if they would make a point of correcting this kind of hyperbole. .
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    You don't know that it's not true. That's his amateur prediction. He specifically corrected himself "not ten", he said, 30 or 40 years. That could happen.
     
  8. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    This is the same kind of crap Paul Erhlich predicted would happen in the 1980's due to overpopulation. It's complete crap not supported by any scientific model. Note he backed off from the 10 year projection because he'll probably still be alive then and would look like an ass when it didn't happen.
     
  9. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    The warnings about overpopulation are also relevent. There are many factors involved which make it hard to predict the exact timelines, but the principles are sound.
     
  10. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    And so we are not surprised to find it in the news, and featured prominently in the righty ranting: there is a large constituency who finds celebrity foolishness much more convenient as a matter for discussion than the actual science and the more sober warnings of the genuinely informed.
    You guys are the only people paying attention to him. And you are using him to clog up the channels of information.

    If Paul Ehrlich had predicted political collapse and slaughter (including cannibalism, even) in the areas of highest population growth that he drew attention to, rather than global breakdown of food and commodity supply, he would have looked prescient.

    His biggest mistake was too naively believing standard capitalist economic theory, and consequently underestimating things like war and public science.
     
  11. Pronatalist Registered Senior Member

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    Some enviro-wackos seem to like to say crazy things, and parrot trendy junk-science of the day, to hear themselves talk.

    As if they are "God's gift to the earth" or something, and nobody else much matters.
     
  12. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    And the the US media, ever faithful to their corporate ownership, makes sure that the wacko stuff is suitably exaggerated and broadcast, in place of the more sober and less easily dismissed research and observations.
     
  13. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Turner is a prophet, you'll see.
     
  14. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    Sure he is, meanwhile temperatures haven't risen since 1998. Has CO2 output suddenly dropped? Surely it must have! It is the engine that drives global temperature, isn't it?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7329799.stm
     
  15. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    But they have risen since 1997 and 1999.

    And fallen since 2005.

    It turns out that by some amazing miracle the ordinary fluctuations of global temperature are still happening - La Nina still exists, the occasional volcano still belches aerosols, sunspots and ocean current cycles and meltwater feedbacks and both revolutionary and orbital precessions still occur, and the CO2 boost effects (if any) combine with them rather than causing them to suddenly disappear.

    Imagine that.

    What most people who have a serious interest do, in situations like this, is take a moving average and draw a trend line. Very sophisticated and all that - fancy playing around with numbers, no doubt the average American is right to be suspicious about getting fooled by liberals, but there it is - complexity.

    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/warming/
     
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  17. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    If global warming would cause cannibalism, would an ice age as well? Is there evidence that this happened during ice ages?
     
  19. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Cannibals will use any handy excuse.
     
  20. Rick Valued Senior Member

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    My response :



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  21. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    Yeah, those damned cannibals can't be trusted.
     
  22. Pinocchio's Hoof Pay the Devil, or else.......£ Registered Senior Member

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    what about prion/cjd type diseases wouldn't that go hand in hand if cannibals eat cannibals
     



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