Originally Posted by Berzerker's Beard
It's amusing that the scientifically illiterate person cannot figure out how to use the quote function.
@ quoting AOC. She's not a scientist and that is not what the scientists are saying. I thought you would have understood that I was talking about scientists and not idiot politicians but I suppose I gave you too much credit. Next time I will bring the crayons.
Like I said, I am not going to argue the science with you for the same reason I do not try to explain to a creationist that the world is older than 6000 years and evolution is real. It's a pointless waste of time. Either you accept reality or you do not. You shouldn't need a science degree to understand pollution is bad. All you need is a little common sense.
But, again, if you would be interested in discussing new technologies and how we transition to them, that would be a conversation worth having. Even if you cannot accept the science around climate change, you should at least be able to understand that developing new technology is a good thing. Why would you not want free energy sources? Why would you want to continue paying nonstop for fossil fuel energy when nature provides it for free? Sunlight is free. Wind is free. After the infrastructure is built, the energy provides itself and we take power out of the hands of oil oligarchs. That can only be a good thing for society as a whole.
You know what else it would do? It would go a long ways towards ending wars. The endless wars in the Middle East are for control of fossil fuels. The reason the USA is trying to topple the government of Venezuela is for control of fossil fuels. If ending wars is something you care about, ending our reliance on fossil fuels as an energy source should be of interest to you.
Something else you should consider... while the rest of the world is developing new energy technologies, the USA is continuing to invest in old energy technologies. Whether or not you understand the science of climate change, you should at least be able to understand what it would mean for the USA to fall behind the rest of the world in new tech. All the old energy and military tech in the world is not going to help the USA when we cannot keep with up with the rest of the world in new energy technologies.
The point is, there is a lot more to this conversation than just the climate science itself. You don't have to accept climate science to understand that clinging to old tech while the rest of the world invests in new tech will not lead to good outcomes for those stuck in the past.