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  •  the whole political problem stems (1+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson

    from calling it "warming"  instead of "weirding".

    Warming is directly refutable with personal experience by stepping outside in the winter,  but  everyone agrees that the weather/climate has been getting weird.

    yes yes yes I know the science,  but direct human perception is strong stuff.  Joe SixPac (remember him?),  shoveling yet more unusual snow off his damn driveway doesn't want to hear about no damn warming,  but he'll talk all day about how weird the weather is getting.

    He'll prolly  agree  that 100 years of pollution etc have got to have had some effect and he might even begin to think about if maybe he ought to think about why and what's to be done about it.  All that without ever mentioning the word "warming".

    Ditto Oklahomans picking up the rubble of their lives.

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Mon May 27, 2013 at 02:52:51 PM PDT

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