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  •  If Jim Hansen did not exist, Heartland (2+ / 0-)
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    would try to invent him.  His PR stunts and extreme claims backfire when the data don't confirm his scenarios.  Try listening to someone like Susan Solomon for some realism and honesty about climate change.

    Where are we, now that we need us most?

    by Frank Knarf on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 08:01:02 AM PDT

    •  She doesn't seem to agree with the diarist. (0+ / 0-)
      The severity of damaging human-induced climate change depends not only on the magnitude of the change but also on the potential for irreversibility. This paper shows that the climate change that takes place due to increases in carbon dioxide concentration is largely irreversible for 1,000 years after emissions stop.
      http://www.pnas.org/...

      If Obama doesn't deserve credit for getting Bin Laden because he didn't pull the trigger, Bin Laden doesn't deserve the blame for 9-11 because he didn't fly the planes.

      by Bush Bites on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 10:30:08 AM PDT

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    •  Susan who? (0+ / 0-)

      Preserving one's credibilty comes at the cost of being ignored.

      It appears that you believe Hanson has damaged his credibility by "going too far"... but I think he explained his journey from expert to advocate most adequately in this TED talk.

      Have you noticed?
      Politicians who promise LESS government
      only deliver BAD government.

      by jjohnjj on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 10:53:26 AM PDT

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