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Climate change really shouldn't be a partisan issue. Sadly, many politicians on both the left and the right get their campaign funding from corporations and groups that would prefer to dismiss the scale (or even the existence thereof) of climate change.


I'd be more interested in coming up with a way to live after climate change than prevent it. At this point, it seems like trying to stop a car crash an inch before impact. Maybe I'm wrong, just don't see us changing that much that fast.



It's definitely possible. We just need to stop kicking the can down the road and take action.
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HolyDrumstick wrote:


GrandmasterCoolio wrote:
Climate change really shouldn't be a partisan issue. Sadly, many politicians on both the left and the right get their campaign funding from corporations and groups that would prefer to dismiss the scale (or even the existence thereof) of climate change.


I'd be more interested in coming up with a way to live after climate change than prevent it. At this point, it seems like trying to stop a car crash an inch before impact. Maybe I'm wrong, just don't see us changing that much that fast.



It's definitely possible. We just need to stop kicking the can down the road and take action.


I'll take your word for it. Honestly do not know enough about it to say otherwise.

But, I do think that I want scientists working on it, not politicians.
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HolyDrumstick wrote:


geauxtigers1989 wrote:


HolyDrumstick wrote:


GrandmasterCoolio wrote:
Climate change really shouldn't be a partisan issue. Sadly, many politicians on both the left and the right get their campaign funding from corporations and groups that would prefer to dismiss the scale (or even the existence thereof) of climate change.


I'd be more interested in coming up with a way to live after climate change than prevent it. At this point, it seems like trying to stop a car crash an inch before impact. Maybe I'm wrong, just don't see us changing that much that fast.



It's definitely possible. We just need to stop kicking the can down the road and take action.


I'll take your word for it. Honestly do not know enough about it to say otherwise.

But, I do think that I want scientists working on it, not politicians.


The reason we need politicians, as much as we all hate it, is that government funding is a HUGE support to research of all kinds and the more backing on the federal level the more quality research can be done.
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The reason we need politicians, as much as we all hate it, is that government funding is a HUGE support to research of all kinds and the more backing on the federal level the more quality research can be done.


Very true. Unless you can make money off of it... then the research takes care of itself.

But what I meant was that I want scientists working towards making policies that the government votes to put into place. I don't want politicians to just winging it... because most of the time that's just benefiting whoever lobbied the hardest.
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HolyDrumstick wrote:


mrya21 wrote:


The reason we need politicians, as much as we all hate it, is that government funding is a HUGE support to research of all kinds and the more backing on the federal level the more quality research can be done.


Very true. Unless you can make money off of it... then the research takes care of itself.

But what I meant was that I want scientists working towards making policies that the government votes to put into place. I don't want politicians to just winging it... because most of the time that's just benefiting whoever lobbied the hardest.


Ah, I see. I get you. It would be nice wouldn't it? In a perfect world politicians would listen to unbiased (well, as close to unbiased as possible) experts rather than lobbyists. I have a real problem with lobbying as it stands, but that is another issue for another day.
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HolyDrumstick wrote:

I'd be more interested in coming up with a way to live after climate change than prevent it. At this point, it seems like trying to stop a car crash an inch before impact. Maybe I'm wrong, just don't see us changing that much that fast.


The majority of the scientific community agrees that climate change is manmade. If we were to stop adding to the problem, the most logical outcome is that the effects of climate change would be less adverse than if we continued. That's my take of the situation, anyway.

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Best out all the candidates that are running this time around at least that's what i think
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The reason we need politicians, as much as we all hate it, is that government funding is a HUGE support to research of all kinds and the more backing on the federal level the more quality research can be done.


At first, that's the one thing I liked about this last term of Obama's. He (at first) was enthusiastic about backing space programs more. His promises fell short though, unfortunately:

http://www.space.com/14551-nasa-budget-2013-request-obama-mars.html

What's Bernie's take on funding NASA? (Not that I could really trust him [or any other candidate for that matter] considering past promises...)
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I have a real problem with lobbying as it stands, but that is another issue for another day.


I made a thread for it, because I want those opinions. :D

crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-923641/issues-with-lobbying-in-the-us
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mrya21 wrote:

The reason we need politicians, as much as we all hate it, is that government funding is a HUGE support to research of all kinds and the more backing on the federal level the more quality research can be done.


At first, that's the one thing I liked about this last term of Obama's. He (at first) was enthusiastic about backing space programs more. His promises fell short though, unfortunately:

http://www.space.com/14551-nasa-budget-2013-request-obama-mars.html

What's Bernie's take on funding NASA? (Not that I could really trust him [or any other candidate for that matter] considering past promises...)


His campaign website elaborates on what he plans to do for science and technology

http://feelthebern.org/bernie-sanders-on-science-and-technology/
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I feel it's easy to get a lot of fans when you throw the word "free" around as much as he does.
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Never heard of him.
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Socialism... Icky...
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mrya21 wrote:
His campaign website elaborates on what he plans to do for science and technology

http://feelthebern.org/bernie-sanders-on-science-and-technology/


That's unhelpfully vague, unfortunately.


Bernie supports NASA’s mission and is generally in favor of increasing funding for NASA, but only after the needs of Americans on Earth are first met.


Anyone could say that and never fund a dime extra for the rest of existence. Honestly, Bernie seems like a man that recognizes the "needs of Americans on Earth" are a lot, and is promising them a lot, so I can't really ever see him caring much about the Space programs if this is his stance. :<
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If you listen to this it will save you a lot of hassle.
The first is this
http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/blog.php?b=118

The second is to be very wary of what you learn. Who gives you information, what aren't they telling you, and why aren't they telling you it?
Because the unfortunate truth is that there isn't a person on earth that isn't walking around blind.
And the even more unfortunate truth is that we all think we aren't.
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