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  •  And then you have the second species of denier (4+ / 0-)
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    -- those who think that all that's necessary is to admit that climate change is human-caused and that the existing system will take care of it, nothing to see here, move along.

    "On the sidewalk the people are hustling and bustling/ They ain't got no time so they think on the thing/ That will fill in the space in between birth and death" -- Donovan Leitch

    by Cassiodorus on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:12:41 PM PST

    •  Specifically That the Economic System Will Do It (1+ / 0-)
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      without the economy's government having to step on any important toes.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:30:12 PM PST

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    •  I think it's fascinating (0+ / 0-)

      That the article points out the prevalence of people from the physical sciences, which typically take oversimplifying assumptions as a starting point, to feel comfortable launching critiques of science in which they are manifestly not qualified

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:49:59 PM PST

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      •  Not sure I understood that (0+ / 0-)

        ??? The entire theory behind climate science comes from the physicals sciences.   Sure, there are a godawful lot of wingnut physicists out there (the Edward Teller  military types), but if you really want to understand the subject you will need to know some serious physics.  

        (I had some involvement in this work in the 80's measuring isotope ratios in CO2 and CH4 - to help trace the sources)

        •  Sure (0+ / 0-)

          but there's a lot more complexity involved in the study of a massive system like the climate than most physicists or engineers seem to understand.  That complexity cannot just be ignored as insignificant.

          It isn't to say that all physical scientists are that way, but the culture does seem to spin off a significant minority who go in for this.

          Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

          by Mindful Nature on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 01:15:02 PM PST

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