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Speaking of inconvenient truths and a touch of irony. . . July 5, 2006

Posted by Administrator in Cultural Pessimism, Global Warming, Liberal Hypocrisy, Pandamansanity.
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I see that Amanda over at Pandagon got on the online calculator to determine her carbon output. . .she came up with a figure stating that she ejects abut 66% of average.

Yet over here, I eject less than 50% of average.

How? By having 9 people in the same house, and biking to work a great deal.

These whining lefties need to get with the program, I say!

Amanda then proceeds to say that policy is more effective than individual effort.

Translation: The state must move with its monolithic power to force people to stop emitting carbon.

Police state, anyone? I don’t even buy the certainty of anthropogenic global warming, and yet according to its own mouthpiece measurements, I am doing better in restricting carbon emissions than one the the Nets most radical Chicken Littles.

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1. yeah, just another drive-by - July 5, 2006

She didn’t say that policy was better than individual effort – just that it is not enough to rely on individual action. And how much your electricity use impacts your carbon footprint depends on which state you live in and its balance of hydroelectric/coal/nuclear power production, not any particular virtue on the consumer’s part (try reading the “how it’s calculated” section on the An Inconvenient Truth site).

But that doesn’t make you sound quite as superior, now does it?

2. demolition65 - July 5, 2006

. . .which IS to say that policy is better than individual action.

And if you can’t detect irony when it’s presented in such a hamfisted fashion. . .well, I guess there’s just no help for you.

3. Sophist - July 5, 2006

Amanda then proceeds to say that policy is more effective than individual effort.

Translation: The state must move with its monolithic power to force people to stop emitting carbon.

Police state, anyone?

Yeah, just like when they force me to drive 20 in a school zone. Stupid fascists.

4. demolition65 - July 6, 2006

There is an enormous difference between proposed global warming control strategies and school zone driving. You know it. Grow up.

5. Sophist - July 6, 2006

There is an enormous difference between proposed global warming control strategies and school zone driving.

I’m sure that’s true, since “proposed global warming strategies” is an immensely broad catagory that includes many, many things, some of which are similar school zone driving and some of which are not. However, since you lept from “policy”, an equally broad catagory, to “police state”, I figured lazy-ass reasoning was de rigueur on this site.

6. demolition65 - July 7, 2006

. . .nope. only in response to you, sweetheart.


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