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  •  When will the Republicans realize (4+ / 0-)

    that they are committing suicide by denying climate change?

    Not soon, I hope.

    GOP: Bankers, billionaires, suckers, and dupes.

    by gzodik on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 06:08:07 PM PST

    •  They're Committing Murder Not Suicide. (21+ / 0-)

      The ones making the decisions that is. It'll never get too extreme to kill off all humans, just 99% of them which will eliminate the driving force. (Even if it takes millennia for earth to recover for our 1%'s successors.)

      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 Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 06:12:27 PM PST

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      •  Global Warming-140,000 annual excess deaths... (2+ / 0-)
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        basquebob, Siri

        World Health Organization Climate Change Fact Sheet

        Key facts

            Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter.

           Global warming that has occurred since the 1970s caused over 140 000 excess deaths annually by the year 2004.

            The direct damage costs to health (i.e. excluding costs in health-determining sectors such as agriculture and water and sanitation), is estimated to be between US$ 2-4 billion/year by 2030.

            Many of the major killers such as diarrhoeal diseases, malnutrition, malaria and dengue are highly climate-sensitive and are expected to worsen as the climate changes.

            Areas with weak health infrastructure – mostly in developing countries – will be the least able to cope without assistance to prepare and respond.

            Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases through better transport, food and energy-use choices can result in improved health...

    •  Two parties are better than one! (0+ / 0-)

      I hope they get off the denier bandwagon and join with the large proportion of Democrats who think that the war on global warming is worth fighting.

      "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

      by Yamaneko2 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 07:55:36 PM PST

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