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  •  Two things. (0+ / 0-)

    Yes, hard data is hard data and can't be argued with...except that even among reputable scientists can and do often argue about what the hard data is and what it means. The trick is not using that as an excuse to engage in denialism. We know there's a huge problem but how huge and all the details of it are not exactly crystal clear to a casual observer.

    Ma Nature might not care what we think but it's pretty obvious that scientists haven't come to a clear consensus on the exact nature of her demands, either and acting like it's obvious when it's not quite that clear only gives the denialists an opening to shoot rhetorical (though very unscientific) holes in your argument.

    And, the fact of the matter is, whatever  might be demanded of us, people are people and they're not going to stop being people, so a realist has to work with humanity as it is, not the way they might wish it to be.

    Forward to Yesterday -- Reactionary aesthetics and liberal politics (in that order)

    by LABobsterofAnaheim on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 02:39:31 PM PST

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