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  •  So Keystone XL is not the end of the world, (0+ / 0-)

    coal exports are? How strange.

    •  Nitpickin' (5+ / 0-)

      It's ALL the end of the world.

      The evidence:

      280 ppm: Preindustrial atmospheric CO2 level

      300 ppm: The level in1950's

      350 ppm: The generally accepted by scientists,  reasonably stable climate level (1990)

      390+ ppm (& rising fast): Today's reading

      Current total annual carbon emissions are SIX TIMES what they were in 1950.  Add to the above numbers huge quantities of methane and chlorinated-hydrocarbons and there is a great deal of carefully collected, peer-reviewed EVIDENCE that dramatic and fast unfolding climate change is happening NOW.

      The polar ice-caps ARE melting.  Ocean circulation patterns ARE changing.  The oceans ARE acidifying.  Countless species ARE going extinct.  Droughts ARE spreading.  Crops ARE failing.  Millions ARE starving.  Tornadoes and hurricanes ARE increasing.  ETC., ETC........

      Labor was the first price paid for all things. It was not by money, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. - Adam Smith

      by boatwright on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 07:17:26 AM PDT

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