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  •  The president should tell the people, repeatedly (3+ / 0-)
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    lotlizard, hester, Evolutionary

    That would be the most effective way to get the message through.

    As the world warms, the reigning ideology that tells us it’s everyone for themselves, that victims deserve their fate, that we can master nature, will take us to a very cold place indeed - Naomi Klein

    by mightymouse on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 08:31:56 AM PST

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    •  Were it only that easy (3+ / 0-)
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      We have had a current and now ex-VP trumpet it for 20 years now.  If all it took was a powerful spokesman, we'd all have windmills on our roofs right now.

      •  The president's job is to warn the nation (3+ / 0-)
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        of existential threats, especially those requiring major national commitment. Whenever we have gone to war, the president has explained why and looked for support of the people (usually getting it) by making a persuasive case.

        An ex-VP, while a valuable spokesperson, is not the same thing.

        As the world warms, the reigning ideology that tells us it’s everyone for themselves, that victims deserve their fate, that we can master nature, will take us to a very cold place indeed - Naomi Klein

        by mightymouse on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 11:15:02 AM PST

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      •  And it won't be "easy" in any event (1+ / 0-)
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        The point is it takes national leadership.

        As the world warms, the reigning ideology that tells us it’s everyone for themselves, that victims deserve their fate, that we can master nature, will take us to a very cold place indeed - Naomi Klein

        by mightymouse on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 11:17:20 AM PST

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      •  That's not a good place for them. (1+ / 0-)
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        ...we'd all have windmills on our roofs right now.
        There's too much turbulence in the wind to make them efficient, and they tend to transmit noise and vibration to the building.  Roofs should have solar panels, both water heating and photovoltaic for electricty.  Wind turbines belong in open countryside where the wind blows smoothly.  

        Renewable energy brings national global security.      -6.25, -6.05

        by Calamity Jean on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 02:22:44 PM PST

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