• Is anyone surprised that the climate talks are falling apart?

    Best answer: When the 800 pound Gorilla (US) left the room, the party was pretty much over. It is easy to promise money and it is even easier to agree to accept some but agreeing to pay, that is a tougher nut. Like most countries in the UN, I am entirely open to accepting money from those that want to give it to me and not so... show more
    Best answer: When the 800 pound Gorilla (US) left the room, the party was pretty much over.

    It is easy to promise money and it is even easier to agree to accept some but agreeing to pay, that is a tougher nut. Like most countries in the UN, I am entirely open to accepting money from those that want to give it to me and not so keen on simply doling out my money to others simply because someone else signed a paper that basically said: wouldn't the world be a wonderful place if JimZ took money out of his bank account and sent it to YA for them to decide where to send it.
    11 answers · Global Warming · 1 week ago
  • When they first started going on about global warning did you, like me, naively think this meant we were going to get warmer weather?

    Best answer: It was not naive, we were categorically told that by the millennium we would have a Mediterranean garden.

    I'm going to sue for all the dead olive trees, bourganvillia and oleander bushes. Not to mention the defunct orange and lemon trees.

    I was really looking forward to it.
    Best answer: It was not naive, we were categorically told that by the millennium we would have a Mediterranean garden.

    I'm going to sue for all the dead olive trees, bourganvillia and oleander bushes. Not to mention the defunct orange and lemon trees.

    I was really looking forward to it.
    10 answers · Global Warming · 1 week ago
  • Global greening because of CO2?

    Best answer: Yeah I have heard of that before but it doesn't fit the alarmist need to demonize CO2 in order to push their political agenda (I wanted very badly to call it a hate filled agenda just to be consistent but I refrained). Increased CO2 allows plants to close their stomatas earlier. Stomatas are the little... show more
    Best answer: Yeah I have heard of that before but it doesn't fit the alarmist need to demonize CO2 in order to push their political agenda (I wanted very badly to call it a hate filled agenda just to be consistent but I refrained). Increased CO2 allows plants to close their stomatas earlier. Stomatas are the little breathing holes in plant leaves. They lose water from their stomatas so closing them earlier allows them to live with less water. I think that is probably the main reason for the "greening". We are told to do with less water here in So Cal yet we ignore the benefits of plants being able to get by with less water.
    19 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it good that President Trump's administration is eliminating the carbon monitoring portion of the Paris Accord?

    Best answer: About the only thing I could think of that would be worse than Washington monitoring carbon is the UN monitoring carbon. Frankly I think we should eliminate the carbon footprint of the UN. We could replace it with a much more effective Union of Countries where the citizens actually have a say. So to answer, yes... show more
    Best answer: About the only thing I could think of that would be worse than Washington monitoring carbon is the UN monitoring carbon. Frankly I think we should eliminate the carbon footprint of the UN. We could replace it with a much more effective Union of Countries where the citizens actually have a say.

    So to answer, yes it is a good thing but it would be a better thing to simply say that we are going to ignore Obama's agreement that he knew was so pathetic, there was no way it was going to pass the Senate. There is a good reason the Senate has the constitutional authority over treaties. It wasn't a treaty and should be ignored.

    Europe isn't going to do squat but squat. Europe is the problem not the solution. You can add a few dim witted leftists in the US pretending to be Europeans to that list as well.

    We have an ignoramus suggesting that world is treating the US as a failed state. In fact, we have Trump just giving the giant middle finger to Iran. Iran sings death to America every day and this seems to be why the Alarmist in Chief, Obama gave them a hundred and fifty billion dollars. You idiots alarmists can live in your leftist cocoons but in the real world, Trump is wildly succeeding and undoing much of Obama's pathetic legacy.
    9 answers · Global Warming · 1 week ago
  • Are global warming skeptics more eco-friendly and lower carbon footprint than global warming alarmists?

    Best answer: When I saw this question, I thought it was mine https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20180507231907AALXxWj I posted my question last week but it never showed up. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/7/climate-skeptics-more-eco-friendly-global-warming-/ According to this link in the Washington... show more
    Best answer: When I saw this question, I thought it was mine
    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index...
    I posted my question last week but it never showed up.
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201...
    According to this link in the Washington Times, they are.

    I am a conservative but I pay for my natural gas and electricity. I have crawled up into the attic and ensured it was well insulated and fixed it where it wasn't because I pay the bills and a house is more comfortable if properly insulated. In addition, I don't like to waste money on fuel so I minimize. I don't fly my private jet mainly because I don't have one and if I were a billionaire, I don't think I would because it is too wasteful. When I am in the wilderness, I don't litter and minimize my influence. I think those are consistent behaviors with most skeptics of AGW.

    I too am a cheapskate. I don't like waste.

    Elizabeth and David bring up interesting points. David has to share the CO2 from public transport but it has to be far less than driving a giant SUV across California like many people do. I am lucky. I live close to work but I have two coworkers that drive an hour both ways and they have big SUVs. My company pays for our gas so that might be one reason they have less incentive to drive small cars. Both are big time leftists though so they may be making the point. California has terrible public transportation and everything is so spread out. They say you need a car here in So Cal. It would be hard to live without it. I would be curious to find out how many tonnes of CO2 I produce. It has to be way less than average.

    To add. The point about David that I was making can be summed up that urbanites tend to use less except maybe those in So Cal since we have such bad public transportation. Urbanites would definitely tend to be more on the alarmist camp so it is surprising that that wouldn't be enough to make alarmists use less overall.
    15 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • What do Europe and USA get to keep their nuclear power?

    I don't understand what makes USA and Europe the only nations that gets to have nuclear power but not other countries? What make USA and Europe the right to do this? and why do other countries that want to pursue nuclear power listen to them? i know it is dangerous by what are they the exception?
    I don't understand what makes USA and Europe the only nations that gets to have nuclear power but not other countries? What make USA and Europe the right to do this? and why do other countries that want to pursue nuclear power listen to them? i know it is dangerous by what are they the exception?
    8 answers · Green Living · 1 week ago
  • Is there any way to reduce the probability of the "ghosting" of global warming questions?

    Best answer: I've been trying to find a pattern too. My software QA instincts tell me there should be a way to prevent it but so far it appears completely random. The only way to unghost that I have found is to change the category and move it back (anyone can change the category of their own questions) but this only brings... show more
    Best answer: I've been trying to find a pattern too. My software QA instincts tell me there should be a way to prevent it but so far it appears completely random. The only way to unghost that I have found is to change the category and move it back (anyone can change the category of their own questions) but this only brings it back for an hour or two.

    Maybe if a question gets a star it will stick? Let's try :)

    I think ultimately though Yahoo is a failed business, and current YA users should probably start looking for an alternative.
    5 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • What would be a more honest statement about future sea level rise?

    Best answer: Neither, really, but (2) is closer. Sea level rise of 3mm / year is catastrophic, over time. Actual measurements (East Coast, U.S.) indicate about 15 inches of rise over the last hundred years. That's a bit more than 3mm / year, and is sufficient to produce routine flooding at the U.S. Navy Base, Norfolk,... show more
    Best answer: Neither, really, but (2) is closer. Sea level rise of 3mm / year is catastrophic, over time.

    Actual measurements (East Coast, U.S.) indicate about 15 inches of rise over the last hundred years. That's a bit more than 3mm / year, and is sufficient to produce routine flooding at the U.S. Navy Base, Norfolk, Virginia.

    This is no longer about the future, or hypothetical. It's real, and we're seeing the effects today.
    5 answers · Global Warming · 1 week ago
  • What parts of "An inconvenient Truth" are wrong?

    Was given it by a friend to watch, but have read on here repeatedly that it's full of errors- can someone point out some of the errors for me? He is smart, so no stupid/easily proved wrong statements will work.
    Was given it by a friend to watch, but have read on here repeatedly that it's full of errors- can someone point out some of the errors for me? He is smart, so no stupid/easily proved wrong statements will work.
    11 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • At this point, is the damage at Yahoo Answers Global Warming section deliberate sabotage or just hopeless decay?

    Best answer: Is it deliberate sabotage or just hopeless decay?
    Probably.
    Best answer: Is it deliberate sabotage or just hopeless decay?
    Probably.
    11 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I stop my iPhone 6S from automatically playing music when I have it charging?

    I got a USB cord to plug into the port in our car since our car charger broke. Well Apple CarPlay appeared and connected my phone to the car speakers while I was using Spotify. I tried making CarPlay forget the car in settings, didn't work. Next I tried removing it from the list in the CarPlay settings in our... show more
    I got a USB cord to plug into the port in our car since our car charger broke. Well Apple CarPlay appeared and connected my phone to the car speakers while I was using Spotify. I tried making CarPlay forget the car in settings, didn't work. Next I tried removing it from the list in the CarPlay settings in our car, also didn't work. I tried turning off CarPlay completely in the car and it still didn't work. I know that my phone is still connected because besides playing the music through the speakers, the blue bar at the top is on showing it's connected. I don't know how to turn it off without unplugging the phone. I don't particularly want my music playing while others are in the car. Is there any other way to stop my phone from playing music over the car speakers, or am I just gonna have to get a normal car charger instead of using a USB cord to charge my phone?
    4 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago