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  •  they're going to have to wake up eventually (4+ / 0-)

    it's staring them in the face and they are under pressure from the repub. believers .

    Macca's Meatless Monday

    by VL Baker on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 12:03:38 PM PDT

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    •  They're under pressure from business as well (8+ / 0-)

      Businesses can't afford to rely on ideologically-driven bullshit masquerading as hard news. If global warming and climate change are going to affect their bottom line, they need to know about it.

      Steal a trillion, too big to fail. Steal a thousand, go to jail.

      by Omir the Storyteller on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 08:22:16 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, turns out (4+ / 0-)

        that climate disruption, droughts, massive food insecurity through collapse of food chains, disease and so on are really bad for business.

        I should say, bad for most business.  OTOH, if you're in the business of, say, buying up private water rights, you're sitting pretty right now.  And, of course, if your core business model (like extracting fossil fuels for burning) is threatened by action against the problem, then you are likely to try to persuade the rest of the world that your business isn't actually a part of the problem.  (Meanwhile, with all the cash you're raking in from selling the oil, coal and gas, you might as well buy up things like private water rights so the rest of us can become serfs to  you when fresh water grows increasingly scarce.)

        But if enough other businesses start to understand what this is going to do to them, then it's possible that the jig might be up.  Perhaps that's happening, although the denial is still thick out there, so I'm not exactly holding my breath.

        "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." - James Madison

        by gharlane on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 11:32:16 PM PDT

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        •  There's more. (5+ / 0-)
          (Meanwhile, with all the cash you're raking in from selling the oil, coal and gas, you might as well buy up things like private water rights so the rest of us can become serfs to  you when fresh water grows increasingly scarce.)
          To help fresh water grow increasingly scarce, those same oil and gas companies, in an effort to extract from the earth as much of their product as possible, are using the process of fracking, which uses enormous amounts of fresh water to make a chemical soup to release the hydrocarbons from rock.  This soup, after use, is then forced back into the ground or held in "containment pools" as it can never be utilized for fresh water purposes in the future.

          Buy up the rights to market a product that your actions are making more scarce, therefore more expensive.  What a business plan!

          "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

          by SueDe on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 07:35:36 AM PDT

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    •  Where's (0+ / 0-)

      Jim Inhofe when ya need him?

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