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View Diary: Fighting for green: People of color and environmental justice (132 comments)

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  •  Both top-down and street-level efforts are needed. (6+ / 0-)

    I am usually dismissive of on-line petitions, but it might be useful to get one started in this case asking for exactly what we have been discussing.  Ask an identified leader (pick one) to make that first call.   I, too, am a street-level person, but the value of real leadership is undeniable, as we all know.

    I am continually baffled by the failure of progressives to drive home the basic logic of all this.  Regarding climate change, for instance, here's the argument for a denier:  "Let's say we are wrong that climate change is real, and you are right.  Nothing too catastrophic happens.  At worst, we have a temporary economic unsettling which soon settles out to a new normal.   Now let's say we are right and you are wrong.  We potentially extinguish the human race -- you can forget the grandkids. How big a gambler are you?"

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