Watters’ World: Earth Day Edition ‘Global Warming Greater Threat Than Terrorism’

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“The O’Reilly Factor” sent correspondent Jesse Watters to Washington, D.C. to cover the 45th Annual Earth Day Celebration. (VIDEO AT END)

Here’s what some of the folks had to say when asked about various Earth Day topics:

Happy Earth Day:

“I think of Earth Day as a way to celebrate the Earth.”

Jesse: “Do you worship Mother Earth?”

“Yeah”

How do you help the planet?

“Carpool – that’s what I do.”

Jesse: “So you pick up a lot of hitchhikers?”

“No, I carpool with friends.”

Upon Seeing Trash:

Jesse: “What are we going to do?”

“We’re going to pick it up.”

Jesse: “Let’s pick it up.”

“You go ahead, I’m going to eat.”

Jesse: “There. No littering on Earth Day.”

Big Recycler?

“I’m not a big recycler, but I feel that’s the steps toward it if we want to make this world a better place.”

Jesse: “You don’t recycle, but you’re here on Earth Day?”

“True.”

Bigger Threat to US: Climate Change or Terrorism? 

“I mean I would go with climate change.”

Jesse: “A lot of more people have died because of terrorism.”

“Yeah, but I’m not a people person.”

Jesse: “Do you think the Earth is overpopulated?”

“Yes, I think we need to do something to control that.”

Jesse: “So maybe we should all just kill ourselves?”

“Not on Earth Day.”

What’s Going On Here?

Jesse: “When did global warming start?”

“As soon as we started destroying the Earth.”

Jesse: “When was that?”

“Start of civilization.”

Jesse: “How did the Earth warm up then after the Ice Age?”

“Okay, what’s going on here?”

The Factor’s Take:

Jesse: “It’s a young crowd – most of them were there for the concert – obviously, this was a free concert. And that’s smart because no one really cares about global warming – it’s not a priority.

The funny thing is that all of the performers that were there on stage flew in with private jets and took SUVs to  the concert.”

Bill: “We’re mocking it a little bit, but we believe in a clean environment. The Factor wants the planet to be clean, so we’re not denigrating those people.

We’re just having a little fun with it, right Watters?”

Jesse: “We’re poking holes in their ozone layer.”

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    Gator

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    [i]“Climate change,” one woman said.
    “Climate change at the moment,” another echoed.
    “I mean, I would go with climate change,” one more said.
    Watters shot back.
    “A lot more people have died because of terrorism,” he said.
    “[b]Yeah, but I’m not a people person[/b],” the woman replied.[/i]

    Does this remind anyone of a recent visitor? 😆

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      Just Some Kid

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      Me, of course!

      This is a Fox News report. Don’t you think that just [i]mayyyyyyybe[/i] the questions we’re asked in a manipulative way? I think it’s fair to assume that they picked the “highlight interview” to serve their purposes.

      –Jesse: “When was that?”

      “Start of civilization.”– [i]industrialization[/i] is what she said.

      Anyone notice where he threw the litter? lol

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        Gator

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        Yes, you.

        21,000 die every day, and we could stop that if trolls like you would prioritize correctly, instead of folloowing a false religion.

        Are you proud of that?

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          Just Some Kid

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          red herring. hasty generalization. call to perfection.

          3 fallacies in a post that wasn’t even called for. Are you proud of that?

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            JayPee

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            Fill the air with words and say nothing.

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            Gator

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            You are making absolutely no sense now.

            The 21,000 human lives is a documented figure, and your refusal to prioritize on their behalf is also a fact.

            And lastly, I asked a question.

            Are you proud of your advocacy that allows 21,000 humans to needlessy die every day?

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            JayPee

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            Of course he is, Gator. He’s a cheap leftist pig like all the rest. Intelligence not necessary to engage in discourse.
            And isn’t it showing ?
            Why talk to this idiot directly ?
            Expose him indirectly for what he is.

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            Gator

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            What most commenters (especially trolls) do not understand, is that most visitors to a site never make a comment, but they do read comments below an article to guage opinion. So giving enough rope to the JSK’s of this world, allows them to hang themselves in front of a larger audience, and thus ruin their credibility.

            Yesterday, for example, I ran into a Truther, and baited him into admitting he also believed that man never landed on the Moon. Then he went on to say that there is no such thing as manned space flight, even to this day. That destroyed his credibility and ended the debate.

            JSK has done the same here by not offering any scientific reasoning for the sacrifice of over 7 million humans per year. Any fence sitters will look at that, and say to themselves, “I do not want to be associated with him”.

            They are destroying their own agenda by being the monsters that they are, and it is no wonder that with each passing year fewer people are buying the Climate Change Industry talking points.

            He is the most cold hearted troll I have ever run across on this site, and that works against him greatly.

            The coyotes are making a fuss outside my window right now, so I’m going to take a stroll outside and see what they are up to tonight.

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            Just Some Kid

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            Reductio ad Absurdum
            ad hom (much more than usual)
            False analogy
            Appeal to popular passions
            red herring
            oversimplifying the issue
            demonize my side, sanitize yours
            (arguably) flatter the audience
            and any number of that involve being vague.

            Nice list of fallacies there. That makes a pretty poor closing statement. Manipulating your audience with pathos does not win you the argument. You need ethos and logos as well.

            Your logos is unverifiable (as is mine, but I haven’t claimed it peer reviewed).

            Your ethos is only with like-minded people, but they were with you from the beginning.

            Try to construct a sound, legitimate argument. Anytime is good. I’ll tell you how you’re doing after each attempt.

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            Gator

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            Science please troll.

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            Just Some Kid

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            Intelligent please troll.

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            Gator

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            That is the 4 year old’s response I would expect from just some kid.

            You claim man made CO2 is warming the planet, but then you also claimed you wanted to debate.

            You have done niether, which makes you a liar.

            Congrats!

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            Just Some Kid

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            Huh? You’re four too? That explains why you keep making posts that say “science please” and then one or two more words.

            It’s no longer a debate with you. I doubt anyone here expected two four year olds to actually debate anyway.

            Liar, I like to think, suggests malicious intent. If I came across that way to you, I’m sorry. I wish you no harm. That in mind, I maintain I have not lied once on this site.

            “You claim man made CO2 is warming the planet, but then you also claimed you wanted to debate.” These are not mutually exclusive.

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            Gator

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            You lied child, it is something immature people do. Maybe you will grow out of it.

            Now Happy Earth Day!

            Here is what your priests were saying 45 years ago, the year of the first Earth Day…

            [i]“We have about five more years at the outside to do something.” [/i]
            • Kenneth Watt, ecologist

            [i]“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”[/i]
            • George Wald, Harvard Biologist

            [i]“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”[/i]
            • [u]Paul Ehrlich[/u], Stanford University biologist

            [i]“By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”[/i]
            • [u]Paul Ehrlich[/u], Stanford University biologist

            [i]“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.” [/i]
            • Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day

            [i]“Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”[/i]
            • Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University

            [i]“Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….” [/i]
            • Life Magazine, January 1970

            [i]“At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.” [/i]
            • Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

            [i]“Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.”[/i]
            • [u]Paul Ehrlich[/u], Stanford University biologist

            [i]“By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’”[/i]
            • Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

            [i]“Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”[/i]
            • Sen. Gaylord Nelson

            and this classic:

            “[b]The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age[/b].”
            • Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

            Odd that they were concerned about global cooling and starvation, and now Paul Ehrlich ignores the starving, and tells us the world is warming.

            And what was that Paul said, “[i]The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years.[/i]”

            Weird huh? 😆

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            Just Some Kid

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            Point out my malicious lie or kindly lay off the baseless slander.

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            Gator

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            So you did not come here to debate?

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            Just Some Kid

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            I’d enjoy that, yes. I’m patient though and recognize some people will not no matter what happens. JayPee, for example. Trying to debate with him would be like yelling at a brick wall. All he’s done is make snide, unproductive remarks.

            If you want to begin, start a new post. Perhaps we just got off on the wrong foot.

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            Gator

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            Great! Start by defending your claims with peer reviewed science.

            # Just Some Kid 2015-04-16 15:45
            [i]Greenhouse gases HOLD onto the heat longer than other gases. They teach you this in high school and make you do a lab on it. Maybe you should listen to some of the real scientists out there rather than assume that those you disagree with you are wrong.[/i]

            # Just Some Kid 2015-04-16 17:16
            [i]One thing not to forget is the positive feedback loop that that small amount of heating CO2 has caused. [/i]

            # Just Some Kid 2015-04-16 21:22
            [i]There is actually one thing that IS unusual. CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere have gone up VERY quickly, but more importantly, very SUDDENLY over the last 150 years or so. That is unprecedented.[/i]

            So far all you have done is disturb the peace, and have offered nothing but rhetoric.

            Prove me wrong, Kid.

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            Just Some Kid

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            Those don’t seem to be hard to find an article about. I can’t guarentee they’ll be peer reviewed: those are hard to find without a database and many of my subscriptions lapsed last year. Check back within a few days–I have night classes and finals to take soon so I haven’t much excess time to research with.

            I do however think you could find information about that on your own if need be.

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            Gator

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            😆 😆 😆

            Kid, I was studying Geology and Climatology before you were born! 😆

            I have nothing to prove, climates change naturally, it is up to you to show the recent changes are not natural. And no “articles”.

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            Just Some Kid

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            Shift of burden of proof fallacy. done using that one yet?

            articles from a scholarly source are almost as good so you should get over your aversion to that. media articles are the ones to be wary about.

            :zzz :zzz :zzz 😛

            Lay off the faces.

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            Gator

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            I guess they did not teach you about[i] this[/i] in high school either…

            [i]Occam’s razor (also written as Ockham’s razor and in Latin lex parsimoniae, which means ‘law of parsimony’) is a problem-solving principle devised by William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347), who was an English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian. [b]The principle states that among competing hypotheses that predict equally well, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove to provide better predictions, but—in the absence of differences in predictive ability—the fewer assumptions that are made, the better[/b].[/i]

            I am making the simple case. The 4,500,000,000 year precedent. So the burden of proof falls on [i]you[/i], and those that propose for the [i]first time in 4,500,000,000 years[/i], something other than nature is responsible.

            You also were not taught to respect elders, I see. 😮

            You really should be studying, and really hard. 😀

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            Just Some Kid

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            Respect does not go to those who have not earned it.

            There is no burden of proof. bring it up again and ill ignore every one of your posts in this forum.

            Were you there 4.5 billion years ago to observe earth’s temperature over time? No. You are therefore assuming that earth has remained at a relatively constant temperature throughout ALL of its history. You must, then, be forgetting the period in which asteroids rained down and heated the planet up far beyond what ANY living thing could tolerate. Your “precedent” is merely an assumption, and it belongs neither to you nor me. Get that straight. 😉

            Your last post, like nearly all others before it, are merely distracting from the main point. I’d like to remind you that you cannot and have not provided a peer reviewed article either (else, verify it). It appears that YOU are the one who never sought a debate to begin with. Spare me your double standards, Mr. Scarecrow Killer.

            I’ll await the day you advance your arguments in a necessarily logical and non-fallacious manner.

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            Gator

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            This is why I call you “child”. You are immature, petulant, and ignorant.

            Occam’s razor has tood the test of time, like me, and like natural climate change.

            Go study child.

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            Just Some Kid

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            Completely irrelevant. Try not to delude yourself into thinking you’ve won something.

            On the subject of maturity, YOU are the one who has sunken to name calling. Keep it witty and you’re excused, but words like petulant lack all creativity. Any child-like adjectives you try to apply to me stem from the name I gave myself. Perhaps that is your method of flattery?

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            Gator

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            If the name fits, child, that is your issue.

            [img]http://joannenova.com.au/globalwarming/graphs/log-co2/log-graph-lindzen-choi-web.gif[/img]

            Now disprove the logarithmic effect of CO2.

            The IPCC admits this is true, so instead of dodging the science, face it.

            If you act like an adult, I will treat as one.

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            Gator

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            [quote]I have night classes and finals to take soon so I haven’t much excess time to research with.[/quote]

            Have you lied again?

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            Just Some Kid

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            I happen not to be, but you wouldn’t know either way.

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            Gator

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            Well at least that explains you immature behavior, thin skin, and ignorance.

            Science please. Or shut it.

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            Gator

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            You seem to have time, and you are wasting mine.

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            Gator

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            Yep! We were headed into an Ice Age…

            [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J42tQc488AM/UTC3V9iWnrI/AAAAAAAAAq4/rt0JhvTCEaI/s1600/The+Big+Freeze.jpg[/img]

            [img]https://thetruthpeddler.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/big-freeze.jpg[/img]

            [img]http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/1979/1101791224_400.jpg[/img]

            [img]http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/dhm1353/FireandIce1_zps148807ad.png[/img]

            [img]http://climatechangenationalforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Ice-Age.png[/img]

            [img]https://drugsandotherthings.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/time-glbl-warming-v-ice-age.jpg[/img]

            Then suddenly, when the cooling stopped, it was called man made global warming.

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            Just Some Kid

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            I have heard something to the effect of us being in an Ice Age at the moment… But the logic was such that it may have suggested there always was an Ice Age. Not too sure about that.

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            Gator

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            We are in an interglacial.

            Did you come here to debate?

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            Just Some Kid

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            Pardon me, but it sounds like your last two posts conflict. Can you clarify for me? I’m actually not well versed in this.

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            Just Some Kid

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            A quick google search should have been made before that post. my bad.

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    GR82DRV

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    These are the people who think Bill Maher is a journalist.

    And this is why millennials will cheerfully sell rope to their own executioners…

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      prestigio

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      maher is a
      great actor

      he can make
      people think
      he is intelligent

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    Amber

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    I assumed Bill Maher was a comedian and a pretty crappy one at that .

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      Gator

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      Maher was actually pretty funny, and provacative, when he started his show “Politically Incorrect”. But now he is jus PC and obnoxious and boring.

      But of course those were the Clinton years, and he felt he could be honest, with Slick Willy in power. After Bush “stole” the White House from Big Al, he became a bitter hater and, no longer “politically incorrect”.

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