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  •  I've never understood the ? whether human-caused (2+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, ruscle

    or not.  Are the ostriches ready to accept there is climate change happening?  By virtue of gasses in the atmosphere, at least as a nominal cause?

    Then why not restrict emissions to the greatest extent possible, by virtue of our xtian-given brain smarts?

    The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld. Dorothy Thompson.

    by Intellectually Curious on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 05:20:13 PM PDT

    •  It was always their fall-back position (0+ / 0-)

      ...and the next fall-back will be "yes, but it's not as bad as you're predicting."

      And they're right.

      It's WORSE.

      America, we can do better than this...

      by Randomfactor on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 05:29:45 PM PDT

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    •  Seriously! (0+ / 0-)

      The question of "can we do something to alleviate it" should come way ahead of "did we do something to cause it".

      Say you've got diabetes.  Eating sugar might not be what caused it, but laying off the sugar now could save your life.

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