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  •  I tell people that if they think their Republican (5+ / 0-)

    congressman knows so much more about global warming causes than the Ph.D. scientists, maybe they should start asking them for medical advice and have them do their next coronary bypass.

    Everything is nothing but the One Mind, besides which, nothing exists.

    by molepost on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 05:24:44 AM PST

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    •  The frame is incorrect (0+ / 0-)

      per your poll. Because it didn't include the notion of human contributions to global warming. It just says cause.

      This situation isn't all or nothing, and shouldn't be framed that way. This planet has undergone many climate swings in its time, eons before there were humans at all. As long as the human contributors to climate change are being propagandized with all or nothing 'debates', nothing is being done to mitigate human contributions to climate change.

      The effects aren't a matter of opinion or debate. We need to get our shit together, and that's never going to happen if we're fighting amongst ourselves about semantics and worldviews.

      •  very good point (1+ / 0-)
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        Although saying that humans cause global warming culd be interpreted to be saying that humans cause SOME global warming

        Everything is nothing but the One Mind, besides which, nothing exists.

        by molepost on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 08:57:35 AM PST

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      •  very bad point (0+ / 0-)

        because zero% of CO2 increases and warming in the last century are from natural variation. Sure there is variability with the seasons, and from year to year, but over a hundred years it washes out in the averages.

        It is true that asking the question in different frames will elicit different answers, and it is also true that some of those differences would be illuminating to know about. Which is a completely different question from what the science actually says.

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 02:00:12 PM PST

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