Originally Posted by stargate125645
No, it's making a strawman because you have no tenable ground, so it's easier to tackle a fictitious point than reality.
What's fictitious about what he said? Rabid environmentalists believe in and preach exactly the kinds of things he was talking about, yet few of them are willing to throw away the lifestyle they currently have (instead insisting others do so). Its not a strawman if its actually true, and its the rabid environmentalist movement that is untenable, not those of us who just want to continue to enjoy our modern lifestyles (without having to pay 5 times the energy prices we have become accustomed to...
And on another note, I've noticed a dramatic uptick in the usage of these stupid "fallacies of debate" on the internet these days (its really becoming pervasive) and its getting old. Basically, somebody makes a point you don't like or don't have an answer for and you immediately start reciting these fallacies as though that in and of itself immediately ends all debate and makes you the winner. "That's a strawman!" That's ad hominem!" "That's slippery slope!" Yes, I have the internet and have heard of all of these too, you are not special or enlightened. Just blurting out the fallacies when not even warranted) does not make you smart or the winner of an argument. It just means you've heard of Google.
Originally Posted by SpankyMcFlych
The chicken little'ing done by climate extremists also kinda kills the debate. How do you argue a position with someone who thinks we're going to go extinct because of a warming earth?
Al Gore and his famous movie claimed the Earth would be burning right now (he gave us 10 years from 2006 and last I checked, things are still just fine). Its just the same old crap every time where grandiose and dire predictions keep being made and eventually disproven, yet they immediately move the goal posts and make a new ludicrous prediction that also won't come true. Their act is tired and people are finally starting to catch on that climate change models are alarmist propaganda and based on junk science, nothing more.Edited by Majin SSJ Eric - 10/4/16 at 8:47pm