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  •  Yes, but many of the prior deniers will now claim (2+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, this just in

    that global warming is not affected by man-made emissions, but is instead a natural event upon which we have no effect.

    So, burn that gas in your Suburban at will, we're all going to die in a blaze, anyway.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 11:24:20 AM PST

    •  Since it's happening (1+ / 0-)
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      obviously it's God's Will, right?  And who are we to interfere with God's Will by conserving?  Or by developing renewable techologies?  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 12:43:00 PM PST

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      •  I know regular folk who genuinely don't think (2+ / 0-)
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        lgmcp, Meteor Blades

        their wasteful SUVs and calls for cheaper oil ("drill, baby, drill!") are supporting a larger problem with our society when it comes to taking responsibility for our environment.

        They don't see the cause and effect, because they think it will cost them too much and doesn't fit in with others who reinforce the right-wing messaging in their otherwise moderate social circles.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 12:47:26 PM PST

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    •  Oh yes, they already are. "But it's a CYCLE!!!!!!" (0+ / 0-)

      they cry.  Now they are the science buffs.

      "It's due to 50,000 year-cycles in solar luminescence"  They cry.

      "The Earth is getting nearer to the Sun, which happens every xxx thousand years."

      "There is a slow cycle in the Earth's inclination to the sun (i.e., the tilt on its axis) every 41,000 years"

      "Sunspots vary cyclically, causing changes to the atmosphere."

      "The precession of the Earth (the extent it wobbles on its axis) is causing more solar radiation every 26,000 years"

      Sure, all of these could cause climate change.  But what are the odds that it happened in perfect synchronicity with the rise of human-produced greenhouse gasses?  And what are the even more absurdly remote odds that it has occurred within a few decades of scientists' predictions?

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