Time Isn’t Running Out

Jo Nova:

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The world needs an open dialogue about climate change to heal the gap between sceptics and believers since time is running out to cut the emissions that drive global warming, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

Merkel doesn’t want an ‘open dialogue’. Nor does she want to ‘heal the gap’ between sceptics and alarmists. She really just wants the sceptics to agree that ‘time is running out.’

But this is precisely what sceptics can’t agree. For the sceptics don’t think there’s much global warming happening. Some even think there’s no warming at all. So the sceptics don’t think that ‘time is running out’ for anything.

It’s like two people in a car parked at a parking meter. One is saying “Let’s go! The meter says our time will be up in 5 minutes.” And the other one’s saying: “There’s nothing to worry about. This particular meter doesn’t work, and it’s always stuck showing 5 minutes left. I’ve been parking here all day for the last few months!”

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7 Responses to Time Isn’t Running Out

  1. beobrigitte says:

    Merkel doesn’t want an ‘open dialogue’. Nor does she want to ‘heal the gap’ between sceptics and alarmists. She really just wants the sceptics to agree that ‘time is running out.’
    Time may well be an issue when it comes to our planet doing what it has done for Millennia.
    I don’t doubt that the 7+ billion of people don’t have an impact, it’s the extend of how much that is the problem. Unfortunately we have no baseline in order to establish beyond doubt how much/little of the current climate change is REALLY due to human activities.
    Sure, it makes sense to keep the place clean and give back the soil what we take from it. It also makes sense to protect the varied species living alongside us as they do serve a purpose.
    What does NOT make sense is this “carbon”, meaning CO2 obsession, charging the population for so-called “steps to eliminate emission” when it takes a volcano eruption to spew far worse into the air. Currently there are 17 active volcanoes on this planet, all along major fault lines.

    How about investing into living with what our planet does naturally rather than fight it?

  2. Timothy Goodacre says:

    I agree with Brigitte. Also i resent being lectured by a half wit Swedish schoolgirl and the nutters in Extinction Rebellion who along with Vegans must surely be mentally ill.

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  4. Joe L. says:

    OT: It has been quite a while since I heard any updates on the sexual harassment and racial discrimination lawsuits against the King of Antismokers, Stanton Glantz. So I decided to search the interwebs. To my surprise, it appears as though the first case, filed by plaintiff Dr. Eunice Neeley in December, 2017 was settled out-of-court back in October, 2018 without much media attention (no surprise). Apparently, the University of California agreed to pay Neeley $150,000 to drop her case against Glantz and the university. While this outcome is disappointing, it appears to me to be an admission of guilt. It seems UCSF didn’t think they/Glantz would win the lawsuit, so they opted to pay Neeley off rather than letting the case go to trial. Here are a couple related articles:

    UCSF agrees to $150K settlement over sexual harassment claim

    Glantz Settles Claim

    I could not find any updates on the second lawsuit, filed by former UCSF employee Juliette Jackson in March, 2018. I can only assume this case is still ongoing. I hope this one actually makes it to trial and Glantz and UCSF get what is coming to them.

  5. Lepercolonist says:

    Angela Merkel is showing her Stasi colors.

  6. Philip Neal says:

    Circular reasoning of this kind is symptomatic of the Something Must Be Done school of thought. Something must be done about the climate, climate sceptics are an obstacle to action, sceptics must be induced to toe the line. As the argument proceeds, “believers” (surely an odd choice of word) cease to be right (because their views are true) and become in the right (because their intentions are virtuous). It is the fallacy underlying noble cause corruption.

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