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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2010, 12:49:20 pm »
Our CO2, our nukes, or anything else we've done is a kitten fart compared to just about every other object for several light years though.

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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2010, 02:17:14 pm »
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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2010, 03:23:56 pm »
I refuse to alter my behavior based on the hypothetical stern looks and dissapointed shake of the head from millions of our progeny.  They can retroactively damn us if they like, and they will be assholes smug in their perfect hindsight.  I'm confident I won't be around to see it. 

Dropping everything, life, job, savings and resources into saving a few polar bears would be about as useless as purposely tracking down and killing one so I can produce pictures of my flipping off the high and mighty enlightened future while munching on a polar bear steak.     
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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2010, 08:14:46 pm »
Our CO2, our nukes, or anything else we've done is a kitten fart compared to just about every other object for several light years though.

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Not bad for what amount to cosmic seamonkeys though.

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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2010, 02:01:29 am »
I refuse to alter my behavior based on the hypothetical stern looks and dissapointed shake of the head from millions of our progeny.  They can retroactively damn us if they like, and they will be assholes smug in their perfect hindsight.  I'm confident I won't be around to see it. 

Dropping everything, life, job, savings and resources into saving a few polar bears would be about as useless as purposely tracking down and killing one so I can produce pictures of my flipping off the high and mighty enlightened future while munching on a polar bear steak.     

You know, I really respect you, but I really fucking hate that mentality.

Really. Fucking hate it.
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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2010, 02:19:35 am »
Does it?

I was reading an article a while back that talked about the correlation, but I wasn't really left with a conclusion one way or another. I figured someone here might know.

well, Ozone is a greenhouse gas.....
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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2010, 02:29:20 am »
WELL

          The ONE kind of 'polar bear' which I'm familiar with is that from my home town in Wisconsin. During January it is customary to head down to the shore and collectively jump in through the ice and earn yer stripes as 'polar bear' Now, those folks are mostly wasted out of their gourds so there's more amazement at the survival rate.

AND

          as much as I'd like to avoid the 'official' "bear" definition of 'polar bear', which is basically a 'silver haired/ elderly' fat man, I'd venture the amazement at survival rating is equal if their credit card isn't a factor and their boy isn't about.
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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2010, 02:44:32 pm »
I refuse to alter my behavior based on the hypothetical stern looks and dissapointed shake of the head from millions of our progeny.  They can retroactively damn us if they like, and they will be assholes smug in their perfect hindsight.  I'm confident I won't be around to see it. 

Dropping everything, life, job, savings and resources into saving a few polar bears would be about as useless as purposely tracking down and killing one so I can produce pictures of my flipping off the high and mighty enlightened future while munching on a polar bear steak.     

You know, I really respect you, but I really fucking hate that mentality.

Really. Fucking hate it.

Was hoping that came across extreme enough the other direction to be satire :|

I see the problem as a more large scale case of humanity needing to stop doing things short term and sloppy.   Save a habitat, a species, stop use of a pesticide or pass legislation to reduce emission of a pollutant, it's all striking me as sticking a finger in the dike.

While we're there with our fingers in, someone else looking for a quick solution drills a hole to use it like a water fountain, and walks away leaving their hole open.
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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2010, 03:29:22 pm »
While we're there with our fingers in, someone else looking for a quick solution drills a hole to use it like a water fountain, and walks away leaving their hole open.

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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2010, 05:39:08 pm »
I refuse to alter my behavior based on the hypothetical stern looks and dissapointed shake of the head from millions of our progeny.  They can retroactively damn us if they like, and they will be assholes smug in their perfect hindsight.  I'm confident I won't be around to see it. 

Dropping everything, life, job, savings and resources into saving a few polar bears would be about as useless as purposely tracking down and killing one so I can produce pictures of my flipping off the high and mighty enlightened future while munching on a polar bear steak.     

You know, I really respect you, but I really fucking hate that mentality.

Really. Fucking hate it.

Was hoping that came across extreme enough the other direction to be satire :|

I see the problem as a more large scale case of humanity needing to stop doing things short term and sloppy.   Save a habitat, a species, stop use of a pesticide or pass legislation to reduce emission of a pollutant, it's all striking me as sticking a finger in the dike.

While we're there with our fingers in, someone else looking for a quick solution drills a hole to use it like a water fountain, and walks away leaving their hole open.


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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2010, 06:25:34 pm »
I refuse to alter my behavior based on the hypothetical stern looks and dissapointed shake of the head from millions of our progeny.  They can retroactively damn us if they like, and they will be assholes smug in their perfect hindsight.  I'm confident I won't be around to see it. 

Dropping everything, life, job, savings and resources into saving a few polar bears would be about as useless as purposely tracking down and killing one so I can produce pictures of my flipping off the high and mighty enlightened future while munching on a polar bear steak.     

You know, I really respect you, but I really fucking hate that mentality.

Really. Fucking hate it.

Was hoping that came across extreme enough the other direction to be satire :|

I see the problem as a more large scale case of humanity needing to stop doing things short term and sloppy.   Save a habitat, a species, stop use of a pesticide or pass legislation to reduce emission of a pollutant, it's all striking me as sticking a finger in the dike.

While we're there with our fingers in, someone else looking for a quick solution drills a hole to use it like a water fountain, and walks away leaving their hole open.


We passed laws against using DDT, and what did we get back? Oh, that's right, bald eagles and a number of other raptor species from the brink of extinction.

Yeah, that shit is just like sticking a finger in the dike.
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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2010, 08:50:54 pm »
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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2010, 11:19:29 pm »
What if we were to give the polar bears jet skis?

Like the old saying, give a polar bear a fish and he eats for one day, give him a jet ski and- OFUK that polar bear has a fucking jet ski!
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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2010, 05:04:56 am »
I refuse to alter my behavior based on the hypothetical stern looks and dissapointed shake of the head from millions of our progeny.  They can retroactively damn us if they like, and they will be assholes smug in their perfect hindsight.  I'm confident I won't be around to see it. 

Dropping everything, life, job, savings and resources into saving a few polar bears would be about as useless as purposely tracking down and killing one so I can produce pictures of my flipping off the high and mighty enlightened future while munching on a polar bear steak.     

You know, I really respect you, but I really fucking hate that mentality.

Really. Fucking hate it.

Was hoping that came across extreme enough the other direction to be satire :|

I see the problem as a more large scale case of humanity needing to stop doing things short term and sloppy.   Save a habitat, a species, stop use of a pesticide or pass legislation to reduce emission of a pollutant, it's all striking me as sticking a finger in the dike.

While we're there with our fingers in, someone else looking for a quick solution drills a hole to use it like a water fountain, and walks away leaving their hole open.


Poe's law, my friend. Poe's law.

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Both with you and Nigel, I respect your passion and point of view on this, and i've told you mine. 
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Re: Polar bears drowning due to melting ice
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2010, 12:26:10 pm »
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We passed laws against using DDT, and what did we get back? Oh, that's right, bald eagles and a number of other raptor species from the brink of extinction.

& malaria.

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