[ExI] Global cooling: Arctic ice caps grows by 60% against global warming predictions | Mail Online
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Mon Sep 9 12:26:36 UTC 2013
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[mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of BillK
Subject: Re: [ExI] Global cooling: Arctic ice caps grows by 60% against
global warming predictions | Mail Online
On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 2:38 AM, Kevin G Haskell wrote:
>...The UK Daily Mail is a sensationalist right wing rag mainly concerned
with blaming all UK troubles on immigrants and claiming just about anything
we eat either causes cancer or cures cancer (sometimes both)...
But BillK, anything we eat does both cause cancer and cure cancer. A tumor
is living tissue, and in that sense is made of the material we devour, but
in many if not most cases, the body's immune system recognizes cancer cells
and destroys them. The immune system is provided both energy and raw
materials by our viands. Conclusion: cancer is both caused by and cured by
what we eat, in a sense.
The real tragedy regarding global warming is that it creates a distraction
from a very real and much more immediate and dire problem, the decline in
low cost energy. We have technological solutions, but they are all
expensive, they all have environmental costs, we will hate all of them, all
of them together will be utilized, but will make energy still more expensive
than it is now, when oil spewed from the ground. We will still need to put
most of them in place and hope for the best. Compared to those kinds of
problems and the timeframe in which we face them, I would ask us to compare
with the seriousness and urgency of global warming.
To me, global warming is too much like worrying about a rising fever while
the house is on fire.
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