Rupert Wood, on 11 February 2012 - 19:50, said:
A few years on after I last bothered looking here, nothing has changed! I invite any "antis" to try their luck at NZ's "Hot Topic" - dismemberment of sceptic lies a speciality!
And one example that can be extracted from all of this was this paragraph
"Thus there is a huge gap between rhetoric about reducing emissions and reality. Governments assure that they are working to reduce emissions, but few nations have made substantial progress. Reality exposes massive efforts to expand fossil fuel extraction, including oil drilling to increasing ocean depths, into the Arctic, and onto environmentally fragile public lands; squeezing of oil from tar sands and tar shale; hydro-fracking to expand extraction of natural gas; and increased mining of coal via mechanized longwall mining and mountain-top removal.
How could a specter of large human-driven climate change have unfolded virtually unimpeded, despite scientific understanding of the consequences? Would not governments – presumably instituted to protect all citizens – have stepped in to safeguard the future of young people?
A facile explanation is that our politicians, in effect, are bribed by the fossil fuel industry. However, our politicians are pretty much boxed in. The public, by and large, supports expanded fossil fuel production, an indication of the success of the industry's public relations campaigns."
I think I will start another thread about the real issue. And it has nothing to do with global warming; that much I do know.