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Global Warming brings Climate Change Deniers Deny Reality Bob Powell, Ph. D. physics, MBA exponentialimprovement. com
Shame Deniers? No. • In the Gazette there was this: Point/Counterpoint: Was President Trump right to withdraw from the Paris climate accord? By: Dave Gardner and David Pico, June 10, 2017 • Mr. Pico wrote: To raise a disagreement is to be shamed as a "denier. " • Yes, deniers should definitely feel shame.
Why? • Because Global Warming is an Existential Threat to Life on Earth … FACT • Because the futures of these and all children depend acting! • Inaction means Death to Billions of people and countless species • Don’t DOOM them!
Land-Ocean Temperature Anomaly 2016 Planes - Phoenix
NASA: It’s Warming Much Faster … but Denial Persists • NASA: Global temperature has climbed "roughly ten times faster than the average rate of ice-age-recovery warming. " NASA projects 20 X faster warming in future Graph from 2008 ~ position 2016 O
Where does our CO 2 go? Drain: Plants, soil, ocean, atmosphere 45% remains in atmosphere 30% absorbed by plants & soils NOT 25% absorbed GOOD! by oceans (turning acidic) <1% reabsorbed by sediments & rocks Humans emit 2 X as much as is absorbed. We must cut emissions in 1/2, not just stop increasing!
On the Paris Accord • President Trump: “wasn’t a good deal” … because China!!! • Mr. Pico echoes President Trump: “If your goals are fairness and equality, you'll find none of it in the Paris Agreement … the U. S. pays $100 billion a year … while China, India and Russia pay little to nothing. ”
That ignores … • China’s production is our production China’s pollution is our pollution (smog & CO 2) • Go to a Big Box store to buy something not from China. Just try. • Multinational Corporations didn’t cut CO 2 and other pollution; they exported it. • Along with millions of jobs that Republicans claim to care about.
Mr. Pico on the Paris Accord • “The accord is not meant to save the Earth but to crush freedom. • It is a power-grab on an international level, a heavy shackle upon free people, … • it is a step toward a one-world socialist government. • Climate change is a vehicle for control. ” • OMG! “one-world socialism”!
A Clue about Economic and Political Problems • There are issues at EVERY level: – Local – Regional – National – World • We must address them at each level without FEAR of a word.
Mr. Pico: Global Warming “Ideological subversion is a way to seize power through indoctrination and persuasion, until people willingly hand over their freedom. ” • Yes, indoctrination … of this true Denier. • Freedom is about "individual freedom. “ … and about “freedom from system failure”. • There’s no “freedom” in destroying Life on Earth
Displays Ignorance of Economic Systems vs Political Systems • No economic system (not communism or socialism or capitalism) is mentioned in the U. S. Constitution. • The Constitution is about our Governing System, not our Economic System. • Views about dreaded socialism conflate them. • What's obvious from history: any economic system can become dictatorial absent a strong democracy.
The “Free Market”, “Invisible Hand” God has Failures & Weaknesses • • • • negative externalities, Understanding economics tragedy of the commons, requires understanding them positive externalities, inelasticities, It’s not OMG! “dreaded long delays, SOCIALISM” to counter path dependence, these failures to “promote adverse selection, the general Welfare”. escalation, the attractiveness principle, Monopoly/oligopoly (& monopsony) effects on competition, game theory, Net Present Value (NPV) calculations, and cost-benefit analysis.
Emergent Properties! • Result: Individually-logical decisions can be collectively irrational. • Systems do not behave like the individuals who compose them. • Libertarians and “conservatives Do Not understand this Fact of Life.
This is Serious, We must act: NOW! For Childrens’ Futures
Ignorance of Economics • Many policies that some call "socialist" are not really socialist at all. • They're pragmatic to address failures and weaknesses of "free market" capitalism • They’re necessary for preventing system failures. • It’s not OMG! “dreaded SOCIALISM” to do what actually works to “promote the general Welfare”.
Capitalism Run Amok Kills
“Free Trade” Jobs Lost National & Colorado Springs Promoted Mainly by Republicans See the Votes: Republican Trade Treachery Mfg Natl -34% Mfg Cos -54% IT Natl -27% IT Cos -54%
Sound Extreme? • Well, I’m not kidding. • Denial of this threat is malevolence on a planetary scale. • It’s not HOAX
• Bill Maher: "America's real religion is capitalism. And like any religion, it needs a devil. And that devil has always been socialism. "