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Subject: Re: To BenSolar Date: 10/12/2010 6:41 AM
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Give it up. You are not going to convince a bunch of liberals divorced from reality that global warming has been proved to be a hoax.

I have several problems with the global warming issue, such as:

1) It is extremely challenging to know what the temperature of the Earth is, kind of like measuring the inflation rate. There is a whole host of complexities involved with it, which is why there is so much disagreement on it.
2) A good theory is predictive. Global warming models have not been very good in this regard.
3) Is it likely that if there is global warming that it was caused by man? Considering that other planets seem to be warming as well and that global temperatures have varied considerably over the millennia, I think there is at least significant doubt about it.
4) Even if we assume that man is causing global warming, it is likely that any remedies would be cost prohibitive and not particularly effective, so it shouldn't just be assumed that we should do something about it. I have this crazy idea that the benefits of regulation should outweigh the costs. It's quite possible that our resources would be better invested somewhere else.
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