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Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:09 PM

 

One of my Facebook friends is mocking global warming.

Saying its 55 degrees so how can it be global warming and maybe its trump and russia or some such nonsense.


Tell me what to say to this idiot.

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Reply One of my Facebook friends is mocking global warming. (Original post)
MariaCSR Sep 2018 OP
sinkingfeeling Sep 2018 #1
rurallib Sep 2018 #2
LuvLoogie Sep 2018 #3
VMA131Marine Sep 2018 #4
marylandblue Sep 2018 #5
Calculating Sep 2018 #6
procon Sep 2018 #7
Sherman A1 Sep 2018 #8
MariaCSR Sep 2018 #9
ret5hd Sep 2018 #10
Pholus Sep 2018 #11
edhopper Sep 2018 #12
Snackshack Sep 2018 #13

Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:11 PM

1. Don't ever get on an airplane. They obviously can't fly if there's no

science.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:12 PM

2. Weather is not climate

ask what they think of the massive storms (including typhoons) that have been plastering the world.
And the droughts in the west
And the heat in Europe last summer

the trends are up, up, up

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:13 PM

3. Tell him he's a fucking idiot. Tell him he better grow up or his kids will end up as stupid as he is

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:15 PM

4. There are many things you could say ...

But I suspect none will have an impact the on this kind of stupidity.

However, a point you should make is that Global Warming concerns global average temperature. That it is abnormally cold in one specific location is being offset by all the other places that are much warmer. It's an abstract concept, I know, which is why these people have difficulty understanding it.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:16 PM

5. I usually talk about microwave ovens

Same physics. Your oven beams infrared radiation at food which absorbs the radiation to heat it up.

The earth radiates infrared radiation that the CO2 in the atmosphere absorbs to heat it up.

It is the Theory of Infrared Spectroscopy. It's a law of physics. The earth MUST heat up this way. If he thinks it isn't happening, the burden is on him to say what mechanism is cooling the earth exactly tp counteract the heating that MUST occur.

If it doesn't work, then your friend has been eating cold leftovers for the last 40 years.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:17 PM

6. You need to explain the difference between weather and climate to him

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:23 PM

7. He's dumber than a fifth grader. Just laugh at him and don't waste your time. nt

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:30 PM

8. Don't bother responding

there is simply No Win in a Facebook exchange of this type. Perhaps Snooze him for 30 days or block the post or whatever, but don't engage. It's like wrestling a pig........

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:49 PM

9. Word up.

 

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:49 PM

10. Point them to the "Flat Earth" websites and let the hilarity ensue!

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:51 PM

11. I wouldn't bother, but there is a good XKCD cartoon about it...

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:51 PM

12. Let it go

FB is a bad place for political discussion. And this fool probably has some Koch funded study to show you are wrong.

You won't be able to convince him of anything.

I sometimes answer that I don't debate Creationist or Climate Change Deniers.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 06:58 PM

13. / This

Just let it go by like a bad pitch.

As this point people who still deny this are so personally invested in the denial that they are never going to believe in reality.

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