* Posts by John Wayland Bales

3 posts • joined 16 Jun 2015

The mod firing squad: Stack Exchange embroiled in 'he said, she said, they said' row

John Wayland Bales

OP & @user suffice

I have been a member os stackexchange for years and have never found it necessary to use any reference to other users than 'OP' and '@<user>.'

Blocking out the Sun won't fix climate change – but it could buy us time

John Wayland Bales

So the goal is . . . what?

From the article:

"A small-scale experiment was cancelled because even it proved too controversial, too hot. Imagine if we demonstrate that this technology can work. Politicians could then claim there was a technical “fix” for climate change so there would be no need to cut emissions after all."

So the real goal is to cut emissions, even if potential global warming side effects can be countered cost-effectively. It's not really about global warming then, that's merely a pretext for a different agenda.

Did climate change scare off vegan dinos for millions of years? 'Yes'

John Wayland Bales

So 30 million years of stable climate is 'climate change?'

Am I the only one who finds it odd that 30 million years of a reasonably stable dry climate at the equator is considered an instance of 'climate change?'

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