Stephen Robinson

PB. May I suggest that you listen to scientists rather than politicians. Katherine Hayhoe, for example, is a climate scientist who has made a number of short accessible videos explaining the evidence for, and possible consequences of, climate change. The evidence supporting climate change…

RW. So you found a quote that confirms your bias and you present it without context. Even if this means what you think it means, it is just one person, and one person's quote is irrelevant when there is a massive amount of evidence available provided by well-qualified scientists from many…

RW. There may be some politicians who see Climate Change as one more issue, like any other, to manipulate for the purposes of gaining power. This is not new, it is bipartisan, and is not likely to go away. However, climate change presents a serious problem that needs to be solved. The let…

This is true. Both Democratic and Republican administrations have done this routinely. This is one reason why it is useful to have a corps of experienced and dedicated people working in the state department.

Thank you Bob. I was looking at information from the congressional budget office and the Wall Street Journal.

RW. I am not a statist and I am not disappointed. You were promoting the idea that tax cuts lead to greater revenues. I was pointing out that this is not necessarily the case, and that the recent increase does not help your case. Revenues have increased in many previous years, including m…

PB: Yes, I am aware that China cannot currently be trusted on environmental matters. On the one hand their actions have brought down the price of solar panels worldwide, but as you point out they invest heavily in coal. They are also paying a huge environmental price at home. I doubt that…

RW. Tax revenues have increased nominally, although much less of an increase compared to most post WWII years. If you account for inflation, then revenues have fallen. If you use other measures such as percent of GDP, then they have also fallen.

PB: I am curious as to the relevance of this question. I would certainly hope that these countries will be contribute to solving the problem. If they do not, then that does not change the reality of climate change. If they do not take action, does that mean that we should not take action?…

Does this mean that we can include you in the "I would rather let my children and grandchildren inherit an unlivable world than pay even a little bit more in taxes" group?

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