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  • #91
    Originally posted by Stripe View Post
    How do we go about "exercising restraint"?
    That's the beauty of it. We get choices, if we decide to do something. If not, nature will do it for us. And you won't like that.

    Life isn't always the way you'd like it to be, Stipe. Learn to adjust.
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    • #92
      Originally posted by gcthomas View Post
      Nationalism destroys all this, so it is sad to see the US abandoning it's leadership role for a more coercive approach to international relations.
      Trumpy's "America first" slogan is really "America alone". Moronic. but elections do have consequences. Shame on us.

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      • #93
        Originally posted by gcthomas View Post
        Originally posted by genuineoriginal View Post
        Wrong ice age. Try again.
        There hasn't been one since. There was a cold spell in the Northern latitudes often called the Little Ice Age, but it wasn't actually an ice age of course. Which ice age were you thinking of?
        This is actually a very good discussion, because history is the only thing we have to go on, for the most part. But which history?

        We have a history that has been pieced together trying to interpret the rocks and ice cores and whatever, vs. a written history.

        Christians (remember the thread title) are on both sides of the history argument. Personally, I side with the written history--it's either more trustworthy or it's all bunk.

        We also have written history about the "cold spell". And we've been collecting some sort of temperature measurements for a few hundred years--only recently has it been so extensive.

        So the trends from this latter "written" history are much more trustworthy, imo, but they don't go back far enough to determine trends accurately.

        Finally, we have "models". These seem like they have great potential, but they are also wrong regularly, at least on a year-to-year scale.

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        • #94
          Originally posted by Derf View Post
          Personally, I side with the written history--it's either more trustworthy or it's all bunk.
          There is a good reason why law courts treat all testimony unsupported by physical evidence as suspect. You can keep testing reallity, but people have all sorts of reasons for writing what they write.


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          • #95
            Originally posted by gcthomas View Post
            Virtually all nations want to develop economically, which will develop a desire to look to the longer term. There is already an international back for funding development, international courts for punishing offending leaders, United Nations bodies for coordinating actions across the world. Encouragement and enablement and leadership will let you take countries along with you. Nationalism destroys all this, so it is sad to see the US abandoning it's leadership role for a more coercive approach to international relations.
            When you're finished wailing, how about answering the question.

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Jonahdog View Post
              Not likely to get any effective enforcement country v. country. Enforcement would need to be in the nature of $. Sanctions or benefits. Without the leadership of the economically developed countries that is not likely to happen. So what does that mean? Throw your hands in the air and let your god deal with it?
              The US should be at the forefront of attempts to deal with climate change. Our current White House resident is simply not smart enough, nor does he care enough. Although if there were some climate change solution he could brand with his name and add to his fortune, he would be in front.
              Who are you?

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              • #97
                Originally posted by The Barbarian View Post
                That's the beauty of it. We get choices, if we decide to do something. If not, nature will do it for us. And you won't like that.

                Life isn't always the way you'd like it to be, Stipe. Learn to adjust.
                If you don't know, feel free to just say so.

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by Stripe View Post
                  When you're finished wailing, how about answering the question.

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                  Should I have used shorter words, Stripe? You really should learn to read.


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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by gcthomas View Post
                    Should I have used shorter words, Stripe? You really should learn to read.
                    Reality.

                    The US excited the Paris accords.

                    In all likelihood, most of the nations in it will fall well short of their promises.

                    But Paris is your answer to so-called overpopulation.

                    So, again, how are you going to enforce your ideas?

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                    • Barbarian chuckles:
                      That's the beauty of it. We get choices, if we decide to do something. If not, nature will do it for us. And you won't like that.

                      Life isn't always the way you'd like it to be, Stipe. Learn to adjust.

                      Originally posted by Stipe View Post
                      If you don't know, feel free to just say so.
                      You don't know how to reduce population growth? No idea? Easiest way is to increase properity. As affluence rises, fertility rates decline.

                      I thought you said you knew about this stuff, Stipe. Is this like your attempt to pretend you had learned about Earth science?
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                      • Originally posted by Stipe View Post
                        Reality.

                        The US excited the Paris accords.

                        In all likelihood, most of the nations in it will fall well short of their promises.

                        But Paris is your answer to so-called overpopulation.
                        The Paris accords aren't about population. You're pretending to know what you're talking about, again, Stipe.
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                        • Originally posted by Stripe View Post
                          Reality.

                          The US excited the Paris accords.

                          In all likelihood, most of the nations in it will fall well short of their promises.

                          But Paris is your answer to so-called overpopulation.

                          So, again, how are you going to enforce your ideas?

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                          Reality?

                          OK, the US has not excited the Paris accord, and cannot until November 2020.

                          I didn't say Paris was the solution to overpopulation, but a contribution to preventing mass population movements.

                          Please, learn to read Stripe. Your lack of ability to follow a series of posts is becoming an issue now.


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                          • Originally posted by The Barbarian View Post
                            Barbarian chuckles:That's the beauty of it. We get choices, if we decide to do something. If not, nature will do it for us. And you won't like that.Life isn't always the way you'd like it to be, Stipe. Learn to adjust.You don't know how to reduce population growth? No idea? Easiest way is to increase properity. As affluence rises, fertility rates decline.I thought you said you knew about this stuff, Stipe. Is this like your attempt to pretend you had learned about Earth science?
                            Try to respond to the question actually asked instead of bloviating.

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                            Where is the evidence for a global flood?
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                            "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
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                            • Originally posted by gcthomas View Post
                              I didn't say Paris was the solution to overpopulation, but a contribution to preventing mass population movements.
                              OK.

                              Let's start again.

                              What did Blablabarian mean by "exercising restraint"?

                              Originally posted by The Barbarian View Post
                              The Paris accords aren't about population. You're pretending to know what you're talking about, again, Stipe.
                              Oh, you'd forgotten this was about population?

                              Have you figured out how big 1.5 acres is yet?

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                              Where is the evidence for a global flood?
                              E≈mc2
                              "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

                              "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
                              -Bob B.

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                              • (Stipe asks how we might keep human population at a reasonable level without letting nature do it to us)

                                Barbarian suggests one way known to be effective:
                                You don't know how to reduce population growth? No idea? Easiest way is to increase prosperity. As affluence rises, fertility rates decline.I thought you said you knew about this stuff, Stipe. Is this like your attempt to pretend you had learned about Earth science?

                                Originally posted by Stipe View Post
                                Try to respond to the question actually asked instead of bloviating.
                                Stipe is the human non-sequitur.
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