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    the 5.9% increase in carbon emissions between 2009 and 2010 is the most important story of the day, and the climate change we are wreaking on the planet is the most important story of the millennium.

    I think there's a very strong case for both propositions.

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

    by jrooth on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 12:55:05 PM PST

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    •  I guess I just see it differently (0+ / 0-)

      If there is a snowstorm predicted, and the forecast says six inches but you actually get twelve, that's not a huge story.  Again, I don't mean to minimize the importance of climate change.  But we knew most of this already.  That the specific numbers are higher than we expected is worthy of note, but it doesn't change the overall picture.  As for whether it's the most important story of the millennium?  Given that the millennium is barely over 1% complete, I'd say it's a little too soon to make that assertion!

      "We must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom." - Kodos

      by Jon Stafford on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 04:52:58 PM PST

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