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  •  What We Need is a Delegation From Science (6+ / 0-)

    to do face-to-face petitions to top global ownership. That's really who's running the world and they're the only force that can empower our form of government on an issue like this.

    It's not a bad idea for the rest of us to work to get business onboard of course. But nothing we the people can do can make enough change in our system of government in time to prevent catastrophic damage.

    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 Jun 30, 2013 at 11:47:29 AM PDT

    •  Maybe we need "Meet the Scientists" on TV n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      ladybug53, marykk

      Dollarocracy is to death & decay as Democracy is to life on our planet. When will the U.S. have democracy?

      by leema on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 05:33:17 PM PDT

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    •  A business will change when it loses money (2+ / 0-)
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      marykk, Odysseus

      Science can say what it will but as lobstermen and loggers in Maine both have vested interests in preserving their harvests thats where the change will come from.

      We are losing our white pine within the next decade, and since lobsters prefer their waters to be around 45 degrees and they are already at 54 degrees despite a good harvest in recent years that's a problem. We are losing our Puffins and gaining ticks like crazy, that's not a good trade.

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 11:31:35 PM PDT

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    •  The science is there, media isn't. (1+ / 0-)
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      unfangus

      Notice that the Pew poll shows that Latin America has the highest mean percent (65%) saying climate change/AGW is a major threat.
      Why?

      Is it because these folks receive more input/info from scientists and are more scientifically literate?
      Nope.

      Is it because they don't have major media outlets like the NYT(!)/FNC/WSJ and others with a long history of doing the bidding of energy and oil companies and have a history of systematically dis/mis-informing their readers?
      Yep.

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