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  •  The evidence for human-causation is pretty strong (3+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh, mamamedusa, damfino

    The quantity of CO2 released by fossil fuel burning and the tree ring and carbon isotope data is awfully convincing. There's really no other realistic way to explain it. So you have to be a paid shill or an idiot (or both) to believe humans aren't causing this.

    You're never going to convince those people, it's like trying to argue about evolution with a creationist, they just fall back on "I just don't believe it" and shut their mind every time they get stuck by the clear evidence.

    Your suggestions would likely help, but I almost think the issue isn't that rational people think it's ok to alter their air, it's that people don't really comprehend what's in store nor that sacrifices may be needed to deal with it (see below: it's only 0.3 degrees...). We need to convince people a) just how bad the consequences are going to be if we don't change things, and b) changing things is still possible to dampen how severe the consequences will be. It's time for the rational people to begin freaking out like their hair is on fire.

    And pinning all of the climate-related deaths and suffering on the liars and obstructionists. They won't care but hopefully others will begin to look at them as the baby-killers they are (just like big tobacco became toxic) and undermine their ability to influence policy.

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