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  •  There's a middle... (5+ / 0-)

    There are plenty of uninterested folks in the middle who don't care about drill-baby-drill or climate action.  Who just care about what stuff costs them.  If they realize that those costs are going to keep going up (at least in purchasing power terms), and that conserving energy doesn't have to be for environmental reasons but economic ones, there might be a shot at getting more folks to take action.

    contraposition.org - thoughts on energy, the environment, and society.

    by barath on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 08:33:35 AM PST

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    •  Right. (1+ / 0-)
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      We can't win this fight so long as most people believe mitigating or preventing climate change is expensive and doing nothing is free.

      We need to get that mushy middle to understand that inaction will be very, very expensive in the not-so-very-long run.  And also to understand that mitigation/prevention can be a huge economic opportunity, not just a huge cost.

      With all this manure around, there must be a pony in here somewhere. - Count Piotr Vorkosigan

      by jrooth on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 01:20:10 PM PST

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