|Quoting Gigneil (Reply 30):|
from any university studies or national departments, which frankly are the least biased sources of research
In my experience - as a college student - I have found that academics and the "intelligentsia" are often some of the most biased sources of research out there. They have an agenda, just like everyone else.
The truth is that, by and large, there is no such thing as unbiased sources of research. There are only sources that are varying shades of biased, and its our jobs as individual voters to take these flawed sources and make up our own minds.
You have made up your own mind one way, I have made up mine another. That's fine, and I respect that.
What I don't respect, however, is unelected bureaucrats in Brussels imposing their worldview (based on their
judgments of the aforementioned biased research) on airlines and their customers to try and right the wrongs that they perceive in the world.
|Quoting Gigneil (Reply 30):|
Carbon pollution and global warming are commonly accepted principles held by the majority of people, governments, and major businesses.
Not to be too hysterical, or dramatic, but honestly, before 1492, the vast majority of people, governments and major businesses in Europe and the rest of the world were convinced that the world was flat. Before 1543, the vast majority of people, governments and major businesses in Europe and the rest of the world held it as "commonly accepted" that the universe revolved around the earth, not the sun. Prior to only a few centuries ago, the vast majority of people, governments and major businesses in Europe and the west were convinced that black people, and those of African or non-European lineage, were genetically inferior to white people.
In all the above cases, and so many others, people in the west were so certain of the world as they sought it - usually with themselves at the center of it, or on top of it - that they could not possibly conceive of anything else. And that is precisely the same thing I see with many of the global warming hysterics these days: people with way, way too much arrogance in the ability of mankind to have any material impact on natural processes, cycles and trends that have been occurring unabated - without any interference from burning nylons or SUVs - for billions of years.
Now sure, this is usually where people chime in and give the standard response, that denying global warming is tantamount to denying gravity, or evolution. And you know what, perhaps they're right. But it still doesn't change the fact that - as far as I'm concerned - global warming is very, very far from "settled science" and there are still plenty of very, very smart people in the world in think it's a bunch of bullsh*t. They just don't yell as loud as the other side does.
So yeah, lots of people in the world have been sold on global warming. That doesn't make it any more factually accurate.