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would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.
the effect is the same as Godwin's Law - the person you're talking to is not to be taken seriously and the argument is over
in the Ice Age.
While the current cold snap can be attributed to a greater than normal periodic swing towards a negative North-South pressure differential, as witnessed in the early 60s, global warming is likley manifest itself, as far as the UK is concerned, as a dramatic drop in temperatures as the gulf stream breaks down, thus putting a stop to our artificially high temperatures when compared to our latitude.
Or am I missing your point?
He agrees with you - climate change is obviously happening, but some see the cold snap as a surreal proof that it isn't
Point missed. I apologise.
So it's more about people simply misunderstanding how the whole system works.
average Joe on the street might be fooled by all the propaganda from the deniers, so that's just sad more than anything, but the people who really need stringing up by the balls are the media/professional types who should know better than to be giving people silly ideas about taxation conspiracies and so on.
world, hell, handbasket
i'm not having children
But I think that's what the Metro's letters page is for, really.
when the people you're being smug towards are complete idiots.
Right on bro.
And I'm not racist either - look at me!
burn ethnics to get rid of the ice if there is no grit left post
because it might make us look bad and smug?
It's political correctness gone mad
I'm very slightly racist. Which is better than moderately or strongly racist, but not as good as not racist. I'll try harder next time.
teh mnstrm mediaz try to pin pretty much every unusual weather event on global warming (even as the climate scientists, to their credit, strenuously insist that you can't say warming 'caused' any specific bit of weather) so it isn't surprising that the warming skeptics would make the same mistake.
On Question Time (I think) a few weeks ago, some guy in the audience was like "after all the floods in the North of England recently, how can anyone to continue to deny global warming?".
YOU'RE NOT HELPING.
is hearing the same shit a million times from idiots who know nothing or intellectuals who know too much about it.
global warming for Britain would mean more cold and harsh weather.
Secondly, global warming doesn't just refer to the earth warming, it's a catch-all phrase to outline crazy weather systems due to man's impact on the planet.
Now, I'm not saying that all extreme weather is because of man because massive floods and droughts and ice ages and whatever have always happened, but it's literally simple logic that if you pump infinite amounts of pollution into an atmospehre for the best part of 100 years, it's going to effect the eco system.
anagram of mine from earlier.
But right on, your, like, sooooo right about this. (**smug smile**)
You put it a lot more eloquently. But AGREED.
Fuck of Jeremy Clarkson.
He oddly has quite good taste in music for a Tory/libertarian