Global Warming & the Lottery
Will global warming affect players' habits?
September 17, 2003
|Posted: May 15, 2006, 2:47 pm - IP Logged|
Blaming the sun doesn't allow political agendas to go forward or allow non-profits and NGO's to make money. Personally the idea that seas could rise 20-30 feet in as many years is pure BS. If true (which it's not) one could easily make a fortune in real estate like Lex Luthur
February 22, 2006
|Posted: May 15, 2006, 3:19 pm - IP Logged|
Both polar ice caps are melting, the Greenland Ice sheet is melting, the glaciers in Glacier National Park are receeding. All of that water has to go somewhere; that somewhere is rising sea levels. If our farmlands disappear, you will not have anyone to sell real estate to.
September 4, 2005
|Posted: May 15, 2006, 4:52 pm - IP Logged|
Global climate change has no bearing on the lottery. As a scientist, I know that globlal climate change is real, and that the effects are likely to be catastrophic, but lottery players don't really care about the subject one way or the other.
What lottery players, at least those who will win should contemplate, is the fall of the US dollar, which is quickly being eroded under a mountain of debt. You may not have noticed, but not so long ago, the exchange rate between the Euro and dollar was 0.9 dollars/euro. Now it is over 1.30 dollars/Euro. It will get worse.
We are living in a latter day Argentina. It is very possible that a $100M jackpot could end up buying a nice lunch.
If I win the lottery, I will run, not walk, to get foreign exchange.
You think it can't happen here? Think again. A lot of things people thought couldn't happen are happening.
October 30, 2003
|Posted: May 15, 2006, 5:16 pm - IP Logged|
Global warming's affect on a lottery ?
If it's for real ( and there are many who will debate ad nauseum either way ) then there will be 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 more important things that will be affected.
November 5, 2005
|Posted: May 15, 2006, 5:36 pm - IP Logged|
I knew it. The earth goes through climate changes all by itself because that's just the way things are, and nothing anyone does will stop it or change it. Therefore, the theory of man causing global warming is a bunch of bs.
Your statement is tantamount to a medical student saying that there have been many plagues throughout the history of mankind (which is true) so why should we care about AIDS, Tuberculosis or Avian Inlufenza? Diseases are natural too, but don't we try to find a cure or prevention? Sure "only" a 7 degree difference can cause an Ice Age, so then the slightest change in global temperature is very serious. In fact, the one degree mentioned can have a dramatic effect on life in many regions and already has. Of course it's a natural phenomenon and mankind is certainly not the only reason the Earth changes, but automobile and industrial emissions have accelerated the process by raising temperatures several times faster..about 4 degrees in the past 100 years. Your comment is like saying people are going to die anyway, so why not eat junk, smoke and run traffic lights or maybe have more wars?
If you received a beautiful gift from someone who loves you, you would care for it and cherish it. Our Earth is such a gift and should be appreciated, not taken for granted. I said "Thank You" yesterday when I watched an osprey couple feeding their young near the beach. In the 1950s they were almost extinct from humans spraying DDT. These gifts that we can't possibly create with our own hands should be nurtured. I don't want to drive to a museum to see a tree.
BTW, this poll is the silliest yet. Why not ask "will killer bees affect the lottery?" After all, if there were killer bees attacking people on the way to the store, maybe they wouldn't bother leaving the house at all!
December 12, 2004
|Posted: May 16, 2006, 2:24 pm - IP Logged|
we could use some global warming in northeast about now,been stuck in house for a week,except to venture out for lotto tickets.
June 5, 2002
|Posted: May 17, 2006, 9:40 am - IP Logged|
We can help fight global warming by PLAYING the lottery. Put all your games on one ticket if possible, which would reduce the number of trees cut down for paper.
April 5, 2005
|Posted: May 18, 2006, 6:08 pm - IP Logged|
Only on problem... Cutting down the trees will not affect climate cycles.
How are you going to win if you don't play?
December 12, 2004
|Posted: May 18, 2006, 6:57 pm - IP Logged|
i kinda wished for the people down south they didn't cut off the rain forests,contributing to hurricanes!
June 5, 2002
|Posted: May 18, 2006, 7:21 pm - IP Logged|
TIME magazine recently said on the cover: Be Worried. Be VERY Worried.