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We Can't Stop Global Warming

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April 08, 2009 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: CHINA , RHP , HOTT

Part 3 of my three column (Part 1 and Part 2 links) series about global warming. This one hypothetically examines the possibility that global warming exists and concludes we couldn't do much to stop it anyway. Check out the full article here. As a teaser, here are the first few lines...

"In 2006, China added France to its power grid. Not literally of course, but China built so many new power plants in one year that they could power all of France. In fact, according to Robert Bryce's book "Gusher of Lies," China is building a new coal-fired power plant every four days."

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#1) On April 08, 2009 at 12:43 PM, jgseattle (32.68) wrote:

I am no expert on global warming but I want to put out this idea.

Over the last million years, I think even less, the earth has experienced 3 ice ages.  The very idea that we have had ice ages which then receeded supports that global warming is not happening for the first time. 

Maybe the world temps are cyclical?  How do I base this?  On the history of 3 ice ages.  Maybe humans are contributing to the warming, maybe we are not?  What happened the last 3 times.

I tend to be a greenie but I wonder about humans ability to stop something that obviously has happened before.

Is air pollution and water pollution terrrible?  yes but lets look at these as health issues.

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#2) On April 08, 2009 at 1:36 PM, kaskoosek (92.46) wrote:

GMX

I think you are starting to loose credibility on fool.

Your papers have not provided any hard evidence. It is full of emotional argumentation, that's it.

If you want to attract the gullible, then feel free to do that.

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#3) On April 08, 2009 at 1:37 PM, dudemonkey (40.73) wrote:

Is there a point to global warming articles on an investment website other than purely to rile people up? 

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#4) On April 08, 2009 at 2:28 PM, SideShowMel0329 (54.44) wrote:

I'll take my scientific advice from scientists, thank you very much.

Stick to shorting stocks.

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#5) On April 08, 2009 at 4:00 PM, goldminingXpert (29.76) wrote:

Nice to see the believers are long on vitriol and short on logic. Always a reassuring sign.

Dudemonkey: I often repost my articles here because I frequently write about issues that intersect the investing arena. For instance, if you've bought into solar stocks due to expectations that some sort of cap & trade nonsense will get enacted, prepare to be disappointed.

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#6) On April 08, 2009 at 4:16 PM, PrestonCheek (31.09) wrote:

I truly believe people are creating this phenom to extract more money out of our pockets one way or the other. If in fact you are buying into this then you need to be taxed, we should have a choice about how we pay our taxes.

Does that make me gullible?

Thanks GMX

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#7) On April 08, 2009 at 11:13 PM, rocksnot (29.22) wrote:

GMX, maybe you're right, and maybe your intelligence is elite enough to know that global warming is just a big scam, fooling all the scientists and hippies and Democrats. 

Still, you've remained incredibly silent when I pointed out that your source for "part 1" has a blatantly fraudulent past.  Can you not even admit when you've made a big, rookie journalist mistake?  Do you not care about your credibility at all?  Do you not at least want to address the reliability of your original source?

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#8) On April 10, 2009 at 2:39 AM, DragontoadX (94.39) wrote:

I agree with you that there is not sufficient evidence to prove that global warming is anthropogenic in nature. I do think that our world leaders also realize this.. they are not dumb, just corrupt. 

I think there is a very real possibility that an international carbon tax and/or cap and trade system will be implemented so that developed nations of the world can make money by selling carbon credits to developing nations.

 Meanwhile, we will be borrowing from the rest of the world to finance development of (now more economical) alternative energy technology here in the US.  This will reduce carbon emissions, giving us more carbon credits to sell to China. It will also position us well if indeed peak oil is (or is soon to be) upon us.

 All this will leave us smelling like roses for "going green" and strengthen the US for the future.  The strategy will of course be a very underhanded one.. but that never seemed to stop anyone ;)

..what do you think??

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#9) On April 14, 2009 at 8:47 AM, Chromantix (98.16) wrote:

Hey I have an idea:

Someone from the Green crowd create a CAPS account and call it "Global Warming Plays" or something to that effect: stocks which, theoretically, should go up in the face of the world changing policies in order to alter our carbon output.

Also, someone from the opposing view could create another account and call it "Global non-Warming Plays": stocks which, theoretically, should go up in case the decision makers change their mind and decide we're now at war with Oceania.

Play honest and let the market decide.

 

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