Daily Podcast: Betsy Crocker?

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I agree with GM Car Czar on a number of points. First, we both believe that CAFE regs are like forcing middle-aged American men to wear plaid pants and high-heeled shoes. (Or something like that.) I'm also down with Maximum Bob on global warming. Well, sort of. While I don't consider the idea "a crock of shit," I favor a wait-and-see approach. Keep adding millions of vehicles to the planet's surface. If the Earth is significantly warmer in a hundred thousand years or so, point taken. What's that you say? By then it will be too late? Yes, and by then I'll be dead. There's another point of intersection between myself and Maximum Bob: we're both selfish bastards. Mr. Lutz' exhortation to struggling GM dealers to "suck it up" clearly reveals he couldn't care less about the fate of the cry-babies attempting to sell his employer's products and thereby put money in his pocket. Why should he? Maximum Bob's already got lots of GM money in the bank and lots more on the way. Not to coin a phrase, fuck 'em if they can't sell my cars. By the same token, I couldn't care less about my writers' opinions. Oh wait, I do. I guess there's a difference between being outspoken and being the hole though which excrement flows into a ceramic receptacle.

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  • Tdoyle Tdoyle on Feb 13, 2008

    I have to agree with Bob Lutz almost whole-heartedly. Sunspot activity and its variances have ALOT to do with the warming and cooling of the Earth's surface, NOT CO2 emissions from humans. John Coleman, the founder of the Weather Channel and a highly respected meterologist explains it very well... www.kusi.com/home/11131801.html

  • GS650G GS650G on Feb 13, 2008

    next up is a news story about how we make the sun hotter too. It's all about agendas, little about real science, and making people feel good. Question the religion of the environmentalist and your going to find yourself on the receiving end of a firm smack. Just remember the theme of the first Earth Day was the coming Ice Age and how 12 billion people would starve to death on Earth by the year 2000.

  • Phil Ressler Phil Ressler on Feb 13, 2008
    Out of curiosity - what’s the basis for your skepticism concerning a human contribution to the marked rise in average global temperatures at the same time that the sun’s output is entering a long cycle decrease? There's inertia in climate dynamics. Just as the hottest part of the day is not coincident with the moment of maximum solar exposure, nor is the coolest part of the night coincident with moment the sun is facing the opposite side of the earth, global warming or cooling as influenced by variable solar irradiance lingers after the point of solar change. We don't know exactly how long. Some researchers who noticed the cessation of swelling solar irradiance are projecting cooling commencing in 15 - 20 years and lasting perhaps into or beyond the 22nd century. Phil

  • Armadamaster Armadamaster on Feb 14, 2008
    "@armadamaster Out of curiosity - what’s the basis for your skepticism concerning a human contribution to the marked rise in average global temperatures at the same time that the sun’s output is entering a long cycle decrease?" The fact that mankind in general are fleas on the back of this big blue hound we call Earth. Unless you wanna argue that setting off every nuke on the planet simultaneously would cause some manmade global warming, I'll secede that one. Of course, if you are looking for a more scientific answer, all I can say is for every ten pro-manmade global warming scientists you can put up, I can put up another ten that say otherwise, which all in all equates to a gigantic "We don't know". Summarizing, the big "We don't know" is grossly insufficent IMHO to burden a populus with major financial, industrial, and lifestyle changes that the environazis demand in the interim.

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