[ExI] A Nobel laureate and climate change.

john clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Sun Sep 18 04:53:52 UTC 2011

 BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
"Well, the southern USA states have had their worst wildfire season
ever and Texas is still burning. I guess the message will get through eventually. But I suppose that's just a little local fluctuation in temperature?"
So let's see, if there's a very bad blizzard in the winter, as there was just a few months ago, it would be foolish to think that had anything to do with long term global climate change; but if there is a heat wave in the summer that proves the entire planet is getting hotter and is facing disaster.

"If a US billionaire wanted to produce a new product his first thought would be to get quotes from Chinese factories."

Correct, and they would do that because it would be cheaper to operate a plant in China than in the USA.

"That's why the US people are facing poverty and living off food stamps."

So if workers in the USA are unwilling to work for a wage because they think it's too small even though they are "facing poverty" but Chinese workers are willing to do so then it follows logically that the Chinese workers must be even poorer than the poverty facing workers in the USA.

"The rich are China's friends."

Right, or to put it another way, the rich are friends of the poorest of the poor.

  John K Clark

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