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  •  so you emphasize the scientific facts (4+ / 0-)

    and you emphasize that the economic and national security issues will be much greater if we don't do anything about it. given that the polls already show a majority wants something done about it, you present yourself as forward thinking rather than anti-science or timid.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 08:29:10 AM PDT

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      I think what Jessica is saying there is that climate change should be part of a mush larger narrative, not a single issue that could be used as a winning political weapon by itself. "We stand together or hang part" could be a universal rallying cry that includes many issues Dems care about and one that is nearly impossible to attack.

    •  sure (4+ / 0-)

      But it isn't just a political game, or a thing we are right about, it is vast ecological change in progress.  And we're not going to "win" it, at this point.  

      What we can argue is that honesty about science will let us face the future with hope and agency.  We can also argue that our world is in for some truly dreadful resource shortages, and it is not a time or place for jingoism or narrow vision.  I think it is probably incumbent on us to argue those things, as loudly as we can.  

      ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

      by jessical on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 08:45:58 AM PDT

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