[dba-Tech] OT: Global Warming

Peter Brawley peter.brawley at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 27 11:36:02 CDT 2012

On 2012-07-27 10:40 AM, rockysmolin at bchacc.com wrote:
> Global warming is not longer in serious dispute.

Dispute about AGM is not scientific, not intellectual, but it sure is 
serious: big money buying propaganda and paying legislators to obstruct 
remediation and green energy development.



>    The controversy is
> over what effect human activity has on global warming, and if it  does
> whether or not something can be done to reverse it or mitigate the
> effects of our activities, and, most importantly,  if we think we can do
> something about it, how much money should be spent doing it and by whom.
> Rocky
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [dba-Tech] OT: Global Warming
> From: Arthur Fuller <fuller.artful at gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, July 27, 2012 8:17 am
> To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues
> <dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com>
> Given the high IQ base of members of this list, I would assume that
> virtually everyone here accepts the ugly facts of global warming. But
> the
> facts just grew even uglier. See
> http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/greenland-melt.html for a
> particularly grim portrait of the (formerly huge) Greenland glacier, now
> a
> mere wisp of ice.
> I've read, here and there, of the consequences of a rise in the oceans
> of a
> mere meter: sayonara, NYC (especially Manhattan), Florida, much of
> Boston
> and Japan. Were I a land-owner in any of these jurisdictions, I'd be
> thinking seriously of dumping my ownings asap. Perhaps fortunately, I
> don't
> own land anywhere, so for me personally this is not a problem; however,
> the
> ancillary effects will definitely touch me, and millions of others
> located
> far from any ocean.
> Couple this with the drought levels in the corn-and-soybean states
> (Ohio,
> Michigan, etc.) and we can anticipate a huge price increase in beef,
> chicken and other meats. If I were wealthy enough to own a large
> freezer, I
> would definitely think about buying as much of the aforementioned as
> possible. Most (North American) livestock is fed with the by-products of
> corn and soy, and this disastrous heat-wave and drought are going to
> cause
> huge price increases. Not even the vegans among us are immune to this,
> IMO.

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