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#1 vmax

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 04:46 PM

America has gained great wealth through science and technology and a financially secure and prosperous future is right in front of us if we go all in on green technology...

But....we'd rather live in 1900 and perhaps, not live at all.

 

 

In the video, Marcon extends a bold invitation to those interested in fighting climate change and innovating new green technologies, saying, “Please, come to France, you are welcome. We like innovation. We want innovative people. We want people working on climate change, energy, renewables, and new technologies. France is your nation. ” 

Yet as Marcon’s video encouraging American scientists to jump ship clearly points out, it is abandoning the fight against climate change that will take away U.S. jobs. The economic risks of ignoring the emerging global market for clean energy are real. By abdicating its leadership role on global climate change and backing away from policies that support the Paris Climate Pledge, the Trump administration is — perhaps unwittingly — removing incentives for American companies to compete and innovate at the forefront of clean energy. And its actions to defund education and research in fundamental areas and limit immigration will further undermine U.S. potential as a crucible for invention and commercialization.

The rest of the world will not wait. In 2016, China invested $103 billion in clean energy, compared to a paltry $44.1 billion in the U.S. — and this was under the climate-friendly Obama administration. The market for clean energy technology is global, and China is eager to tap it. Meanwhile, the group of leading U.S. renewable energy providers will focus elsewhere for market growth, and may even relocate to the largest markets. Locating in lead markets with highly demanding users can sharpen competitive edge, while remaining in a stagnating market with fading or uncertain support can erode it...http://thehill.com/b...icas-economy-at

 


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:29 AM

Reagan destroyed our solar industry.  We should be the frontrunner for the world there.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:38 PM

Yes!

It's border line criminal how unconscious our leaders in the House, Senate and Executive branch are.

Spineless.

 

We stand to lose our best scientists to foreign countries who will make huge innovations and profits off them....while we strive, too late, to catch up.

Then we will have to pay these countries to use what Americans developed.

The reverse was true during WW2. We got the german scientists, split the atom, made rockets and developed all the technology that went with that.

 

We're heading 3rd World.

I call it hustling backwards.


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:38 PM

Yes!

It's border line criminal how unconscious our leaders in the House, Senate and Executive branch are.

Spineless.

 

We stand to lose our best scientists to foreign countries who will make huge innovations and profits off them....while we strive, too late, to catch up.

Then we will have to pay these countries to use what Americans developed.

The reverse was true during WW2. We got the german scientists, split the atom, made rockets and developed all the technology that went with that.

 

We're heading 3rd World.

I call it hustling backwards.

We really don't have best scientists anymore.  The way they have defunded edu for the past30+ yrs to keep the populous stupid so they don't think critically has allowed asian countries to far outpace us in STEM.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 04:48 AM

It's hard to believe that we are talking about the strong possibility of this happening....

 

 

The biggest consequence of pulling out of the Paris agreement and the framework convention, she said, would be ceding American leadership on renewable energy technologies to China, Germany and India....."What is really upsetting and amazing to people like me is that now the United States has gone backward. And the rest of the world understands what this administration apparently does not," Kinney said, referring to the ongoing global transition away from coal and toward cleaner sources of energy, including solar, wind and natural gas. "The United States is about to give away the markets, the technology and the jobs.".....https://www.usatoday...reme/360619001/

 

If Trump was planning to destroy the US then he couldn't come up with a better move.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 02:40 PM

I think every climate denier and their progeny need to move to Mara-Lago and can never leave.


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 03:26 AM

Why can't we find 1 leader in the House or the Senate to stand up to Trump like Macron....

 


 

 

While he started off in French, he briskly moved into a 3-minute lecture in English on Trump’s “error for the interests of his country, his people and a mistake for the future of our planet.”

“Don’t be mistaken on climate; there is no plan B because there is no planet B,” he said.

Macron went on to beckon American scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and committed citizens to “find in France a second homeland. I call on them: ‘Come here with us to work together on concrete solutions for our climate.'”

In a nod to Trump’s bravado about US power, Macron reassured Americans that “the world believes in you. I know that you are a great nation.” He wrapped it all up quite neatly, asking the world to abide by words Trump would understand: “Make our planet great again.”.........http://www.msn.com/e...NFFw?li=BBnb7Kz

 

Countries are buying our best minds by offering them deals that they can't refuse.


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:39 PM

BC on the right they are all be paid to do as they are told.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:11 AM

Because they simply don't believe in science. Why stand up for something you don't believe in?


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:43 PM

Again they are paid not to believe.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:36 AM

 

In 1965, a Senate subcommittee predicted that by 2000, Americans would only be working 20 hours a week with seven weeks vacation....http://www.msn.com/e...Bnb7Kz#image=77

 

Now we have the offspring of these Senators in office saying Global Warming isn't real.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:05 PM

From Stephen Hawking....

 

 

 

Great danger'
His main concern during his latest interview was the future of our species. A particular worry was President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement to reduce CO2 levels.

"We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump's action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid," he told BBC News.

"Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent if we act now. By denying the evidence for climate change, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world, for us and our children."

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) also highlights the potential risk of hitting climate tipping points as temperatures increase - though there are gaps in our knowledge of this topic.

In its Fifth Assessment Report, the IPCC authors wrote: "The precise levels of climate change sufficient to trigger tipping points (thresholds for abrupt and irreversible change) remain uncertain, but the risk associated with crossing multiple tipping points in the Earth system or in interlinked human and natural systems increases with rising temperature."

When asked whether he felt we would ever solve our environmental problems and resolve human conflicts, Prof Hawking was pessimistic, saying that he thought our days on Earth were numbered.

"I fear evolution has inbuilt greed and aggression to the human genome. There is no sign of conflict lessening, and the development of militarised technology and weapons of mass destruction could make that disastrous. The best hope for the survival of the human race might be independent colonies in space.".............http://www.msn.com/e...GD7l?li=BBnb7Kz

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:16 AM

Because they simply don't believe in science. Why stand up for something you don't believe in?

True so true

but 

as women

where do we have any say in the matter?   LOL

 

funny how the wrongright wants to turn the clock back to the 50's in some areas LOL

 

Hey hon i got you a vacuum for your birthday


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

True so true

but 

as women

where do we have any say in the matter?   LOL

 

funny how the wrongright wants to turn the clock back to the 50's in some areas LOL

 

Hey hon i got you a vacuum for your birthday

lol.


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