UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (36) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: tlswms One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 745101  
Subject: Re: Wow, Global Warming Debunked! Date: 12/10/2006 1:45 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 7
I personally believe that global warming is real. The common sense of it rings true to me. With the undeniable economic incentives that are out there to spin the data, that's really what one is left with – what makes sense intuitively.

Setting aside who is right on global warming for a minute. Consider the debate's broader potential impact.

I think most can agree that U.S. dependence on oil is not in our long-term interests. It's gonna run out over the next few hundred years or so by anyone's calculation. So, if one's interested in the out-years of this country's destiny shouldn't they be on the same side as the global warmer doomsayers—because their doomsday predictions drive action that will get us closer to energy independence. The argument may be fuzzy – but its simplicity rings true.

We're childless by choice and approaching a fairly comfortable retirement. So, on days when I'm thinking only of myself and mine, I'm ambivalent about the issue. In the final $ and cents analysis it is in personal economic interest to have gas for my gas guzzling toys at a reasonable cost. What's really baffling to me is how folks with kids/grandkids etc. who will have to face the future can be so against change in this arena. The pain of it will be much less if gradually undertaken….yes, technology has gotten us this far on an amazing ride - but, for my money it's not gonna be able to solve the oil gluttony problem – call me Malthus, but while the numbers can be added up to tell any story – gut instincts make me really wonder about our behavior…like they say though – in the long run, we're dead – what about those that come after though… - tom
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (36) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Managing Your Wealth
Our own TMFHockeypop from Rule Your Retirement fame on the TV show Managing Your Wealth.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Should You Be an Index Investor?
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement