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Author Topic: Americans' divide over global warming getting deeper  (Read 1336 times)

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Americans' divide over global warming getting deeper
« on: September 24, 2011, 07:21:18 pm »
Americans' divide over global warming getting deeper
Despite onslaught of science, resistance to the idea seems to be hardening

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Re: Americans' divide over global warming getting deeper
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 10:55:59 pm »
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Americans' divide over global warming getting deeper
Despite onslaught of science, resistance to the idea seems to be hardening

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44654935/ns/us_news-environment/#.Tn5kTYIeVBk

 
What kills me about this is how it has become a thing about politics first and the actual problem a distant second.  It just baffles me that people will not see reason or think that it might be a good idea to try to take care of this planet.  Even if humanity is not affecting the climate as much as science suspects, should we not try to take care of it anyways?  

:(  Things like this really diminish my faith in humanity.
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Re: Americans' divide over global warming getting deeper
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 11:51:20 pm »
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Even if humanity is not affecting the climate as much as science suspects, should we not try to take care of it anyways?

 This, exactly.
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Re: Americans' divide over global warming getting deeper
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 11:05:57 am »
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What kills me about this is how it has become a thing about politics first and the actual problem a distant second.  It just baffles me that people will not see reason or think that it might be a good idea to try to take care of this planet.  Even if humanity is not affecting the climate as much as science suspects, should we not try to take care of it anyways?  

:(  Things like this really diminish my faith in humanity.

 
My feelings exactly.
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Re: Americans' divide over global warming getting deeper
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 11:29:06 am »
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What kills me about this is how it has become a thing about politics first and the actual problem a distant second.  It just baffles me that people will not see reason or think that it might be a good idea to try to take care of this planet.  Even if humanity is not affecting the climate as much as science suspects, should we not try to take care of it anyways?  

:(  Things like this really diminish my faith in humanity.

 
Agreed, 100%. :hdsk:
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Re: Americans' divide over global warming getting deeper
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 07:30:59 am »
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What kills me about this is how it has become a thing about politics first and the actual problem a distant second.  It just baffles me that people will not see reason or think that it might be a good idea to try to take care of this planet.  Even if humanity is not affecting the climate as much as science suspects, should we not try to take care of it anyways?  

:(  Things like this really diminish my faith in humanity.

 
Sure, lets start with the biggest promoter of AGW danger and his 10,000 sq ft house; or the huge amounts of money he has made from selling indulgences carbon credits.  Or that a few years ago the big conference was in Tahiti rather than some place that most people were living so that fewer people would have to travel?

Or that many of the proposed solutions look like a pure wealth transfer from the US to under developed nations? or that China and other non-1st world countries would be exempt from the carbon reduction rules?

Or that the models and raw data AFAIK are not being shared with the larger world?

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