Now I like to argue, I mean debate, as much as anyone else, but this is ridiculous. When I say it's ridiculous, it's REALLY ridiculous. Global warming? Is it REALLY worth fighting over like this? Few people question the fact of global warming, but what is questioned is the cause. We are taking oil from the very hot carboniferous period, and releasing that carbon into the atmosphere... hmmmm.... I wonder if that's a coincidence.... I don't understand how someone can not think it's greenhouse gases, but if they do, it's not a big deal until they start legislation, and I don't think either of you are in that position, so chill out. It's nothing to get bent out of shape over.
You really didn't need to jump on Outsider like that. It's not like he said something off the wall like 'The Earth is getting warmer because God wants it to!", no he instead presented a different opinion. I mean... I disagree with him about it but his opinion on this issue doesn't piss me off or anything. It's not like gay marriage or abortion. It's a disagreement over the weather... come on. It doesn't personally affect me/you or violate anyone's rights, so there's no reason to get upset. He also said he fully supports renewable energy.... he's basically on your side (albeit for a different reason), so you should see him as an ally in helping the environment. Who cares what either of you think, as long as you're working toward a common goal? This is EXACTLY like the time Zappafan and I were arguing about gay marriage. He was all like "It's a sin" and everything, and I ASSUMED (Know what happens when we assume?) that he was anti-gay marriage. Nope. He was pro gay marriage. He still thought it was wrong, but he also thought I had the right to do the wrong thing. That was good enough for me, and I apologized profusely for my assumptions. You see, it's ironic that I'm so very against stereotypes, but I was stereotyping myself! Or rather... I, myself, was stereotyping. Of course, Outsiders, starting off by saying "I hate to say I told you so but..." does set the air for divisiveness.
I'd also like to say that BOTH of your views on evolution and the origin of the Earth/universe and abortion are completely irrelevant in this conversation, and there's no reason to bring it up and make sarcastic remarks like "At least people who have faith believe that a human life is worth more than a tree or an earthworm." or "As opposed to the right, who want thousands of women to die from back-alley abortionists." in a thread about global warming. You BOTH know those statements are exaggerated generalizations, anyway. This isn't so much global warming believers vs. global warming disbelievers, I think it's turned into liberals vs. conservatives at this point, and that's not what this is about.
Wow.... look at that. My new year's resolution is working splendidly.