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Do you believe in Global Warming and Climate Change ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sristy, Jun 14, 2019.

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Global Warming and Climate Change is real ?

  1. Yes

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    75.2%
  2. No

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    24.8%
  1. dfpirate

    dfpirate Newbie

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    a big issue now days , check the temps everywhere , it's a big mess
     
  2. Sristy

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    That's true. Experiencing every year now and worried for future generations.. :(
     
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    @Sristy, it's cool that you care about the planet. Moving to electric vehicles, electric stoves, etc. could be a good idea, but only if the power grid supplying the electricity is also green. It would do what you want if you are able to get hooked up to solar panels or other renewable energy sources, but if your reliant on the grid then you're only as green as the electricity being supplied to you. If it's generated by coal or oil then it isn't necessarily any better than the non-electric solutions.
     
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    Whether you choose to believe it or NOT, it exists.
     
  5. Sristy

    Sristy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The state where I reside has major hydro generations.. you are correct..
     
  6. issorc

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    I'll ask my fortune teller the next time I see him whether I'm eligible for kids per your definition.

    And yes, I do believe that human actions do have a negative (= bad for humans) impact on the climate.
     
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    No need to ask a fortune teller. A persons success in life is almost always linked to how they are raised by their parents, the opportunities their parents provide them, the environment they are exposed to, etc. If you don't have the resources to hire private tutors if your children fall behind in school, and you don't have the family support system to spend 1+ hour every day working on homework and studying, and you can't afford things like private lessons for musical instruments or sports, you are already setting your child up for an average life. If you don't have a plan for paying for university before you have the children, you are gambling with their future.

    Most people are not willing to put in the time and energy and money it takes to raise exceptional children. Of course, there are outliers. There are children who become exceptional despite their parents shortcomings. That is rare, and should not be relied upon.
     
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  8. t2van

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    Sorry but what a pile of horse shit.

    Because university and playing musical instruments is the key to getting ahead in life.

    I was forced to leave home at the age of 14, everything I have is down to me. I guess you would consider me "rare" but i see it as ignorance - life wrapped in cotton wool must be at least warm for you.
     
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    Sorry but explain specifically what is horse shit and why.
     
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    I'm original from The Netherlands, in our houses over almost everyone has gas connection as standard and uses that for cooking, warming the house and heating the water.

    We have a house in Portugal where we do not have a direct gas connection. We cook electric, we do not have (need) radiators and our water is warmed by either the sun or the boiler which is electric.

    It's funny that Holland is a developed/rich country and now everyone is thinking about making the homes future proof with no gas use anymore etc. Portugal isn't really rich but almost every house is eco friendly.
     
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    It's same fact that planet is spherical, not questions of believe. Climate change denialists, anti vacciners, flat earthers etc are cancer.
     
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    It is real, unfortunately.

     
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    First, are you exceptional? What contributions have you made to the betterment of human kind? The very fact that you are on this forum complaining about my statement, leads me to believe you are average. Of course, that may not be the case, but this forum is dedicated primarily to marketing and sales, often promoting crappy products and free trials that people don't need or that don't meet the quality standards they are lead to believe. It's just reality that the vast majority of members here are grinding out average lives with goals of acquiring goods and services, not philanthropy or scientific achievement.

    Second, what do you see as ignorance? You have provided nothing to support your idea beyond an anecdote that may or may not have much to do with my post. It would make sense that everything you have is essentially down to you if you left home at the age of 14. However, again, to my first point, it's not about just surviving or just having things, it's about being an exceptional person who contributes to positively to human kinds existence, rather than just existing.

    Human existence is generally a big giant shit on planet Earth and the other life forms that exist here.

    The vast majority of exceptional people in the world have University educations. Playing instruments is a way to develop the mind, network with people who will help you become exceptional, and get scholarships and other opportunities. You will have a very hard time becoming a successful engineer, doctor, or scientist without a university education. Not everyone needs to be an engineer, doctor, or scientist, but when we talk about being exceptional and truly making a net positive contribution to the global existence of humans, it's going to primarily be those professions who do so.
     
  14. t2van

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    I take offense to the entire statement you posted before the "exceptional" statement as in context to what you posted above it I did not read it as a gifted child.

    You claim how successful someone is in life is all down to the parent. It's another stupid comment that falls in line with how this forum posts come around based on a black and white view of the world when the world is more shades of grey than anything else.

    My success in life has nothing to do with my parents.

    The way you throw the word exceptional around to fit in with one point from one to another I can only assume it's your word of the week found on the back of your favorite cereal box.

    Before your word of the week came into play, you make a broad sweeping statement that if a parent does not give a child extra tuition. Plays music or anything else we (parents) are setting them up for failure:

    No need to ask a fortune teller. A persons success in life is almost always linked to how they are raised by their parents, the opportunities their parents provide them, the environment they are exposed to, etc. If you don't have the resources to hire private tutors if your children fall behind in school, and you don't have the family support system to spend 1+ hour every day working on homework and studying, and you can't afford things like private lessons for musical instruments or sports, you are already setting your child up for an average life. If you don't have a plan for paying for university before you have the children, you are gambling with their future.

    Apart from the rare instants a degree might help like becoming a doctor - mainstream education is becoming over-rated there are thousands of people in debt with a degree and unable to obtain a job because they thought to get an education was the right thing to do.

    As for benefits to humankind.. I run a zero carbon company everything is offset including the costs of posting packaging around the world. We provide free products and resources for educators to use in the classroom both in closed and open learning. We feed people who are in need. I do my bit thanks - I'm not making a global difference no one can, no one will. I'm making a difference where I can see it with my own two eyes.

    As for the ignorance comment - this may very well be showing my own but your posts come off as someone who has little experience of having children and living a life and seeing the hurt and success that comes with having a family.
     
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    Man, you are trying so hard to be angry, when you really don't even understand the words I am writing. A lot of things you are saying do not quite make sense, so I don't know how to address them. I can't help that you take offense to facts and reality. You still have not disputed anything I wrote.

    You are simply trying to argue that you are the rare case of someone who is (possibly) exceptional despite the lack of support you received as a child and presenting that to me as some sort of evidence that familial support has no bearing on someone's ability to be exceptional. That's an absurd argument.

    We are talking about a subject that has been studied in depth here, not just my personal opinion on a subject. Here is a source which helps explain success factors and links to many different studies on the subject: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-...ildren-13-things-in-common-list-a7711611.html

    I didn't say they were setting them up for failure. I said they were setting them up for an average life. Of course, people can overcome these obstacles. But of course, that is literally the meaning of the word "exceptional." Your argument makes it seem like you don't quite understand the meaning of the word, and that's possibly a reason why you are attacking me for using it.

    Mainstream educations are absolutely not overrated. The people you are referring to are average people who did not have the familial support, guidance, and resources that help people better plan their education, obtain opportunities such as internships and summer jobs, and ultimately obtain employment or go on to higher education such as masters degrees and PhDs.

    "Zero carbon" is an entirely different argument that has no place here. Won't even get into it. If you believe you are doing good for the world, that's fantastic! Keep it up. Your experiences and achievements in no way conflict with my statements.

    I don't need experience with having children to understand science. Again, you are arguing with science. You really don't seem to understand what I am saying. You just seem to want to be really angry.
     
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    Humans destroying planet is bs? Do you live in a skyscrapper? " It's a natural thing happening for over millions of years" .Yes, millions of years, not decades as is happening now. You should be a speaker for the flat-earth believers.
     
  17. SirLouen

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    At first I used to believe
    Then I discovered that the Earth is flat and that we are mass manipulated and then I found that it's obvious that the climate change is made up.
    Luckily I feel safe lately
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    I believe in global warming but i don't support carbon tax
     
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    Fact - we are going to be extinct in the next 200 years if not the next decade if we do not take this shit seriously.

    Where I lie the government imposed a ban on plastic and had too soon remove it as majority of the people and small business revolted as it affected their business or made the lives difficult. So ya, we need to change our habits and find an alternative to plastic.

    Not even going to speak about greenhouse gases and waste management.
     
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    I would have been happy if I was born a few thousand years ago when people went hunting haha. Life was tough but to stay alive was the goal. The only meaning of life was - to survive and reproduce.