grabarkewitz wrote:When you live in a city like I do where the mayor and half the city councilmen are realtor/developers, it's easy to see why water shortages happen. Attract all the corporations with tax incentives (yeah, let the homeowners bear the brunt of it) and don't bother getting the infrastructure in place before attracting all these new jobs and people. Oh yeah, and build streets and roads to nowhere so the developers will have new areas to build, while ignoring the high traffic roads that need added lanes.
Then there is this, they are already rationing water in Marin County and there is talk of it in the usually very wet Mendocino and Humboldt Counties. We even got a flyer from the county water district about potential water rationing as soon as next month. I know there is talk by some that this is a sign that a mini ice age could be upon us, but I tend to think that there is something to the global warming also.
Re global warming, there are at least as many scientific studies that debunk as support that theory.
The drivers of the climate change theory are primarily profit motivated. Al Gore, aka the Carbon Billionaire, is more investor than advocate of the theory.
Sorry but I just can't let this one go without a comment.
You've got it exactly opposite. The drivers of climate change denial are primarily profit motivated (petro-chemical industry, for example). Also, you linked to a single report of a study that may suggest that climate change is cyclical rather than man-made. That is hardly "at least as many scientific studies that debunk as support that theory." That's one study. On the contrary, 97%, that's 97%, of studies agree on one point - that climate change is man-made. So let's see.... you cite one guy who's made a profit on climate change (Al Gore) and one study that "suggests" a different conclusion. Then you conflate these single instances into "many scientific studies debunking." Hey look, I'm as skeptical as the next guy about virtually everything everywhere, but even I can see that the earth is experiencing more frequent extremely severe weather, and most scientists agree that that is caused by a warming of the earth, which most scientists also agree is caused by humans (except apparently the scientists paid by oil companies and other polluting industries). NASA's study was hardly conclusive. Furthermore, any "study" paid for by an oil company almost guarantees that it is not to be believed.
I would advise you to do a little more research and try to not rush to believe outliers and false debunkery that only reinforce your previously held opinions.
Now, back to baseball.