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  •  That isn't what I meant. (0+ / 0-)

    The fact that Luntz ran with the term is important. I'm not going to trust my memory about when the term climate change was actually used generally in the scientific community -- but the GOP noise machine had denialists using it smugly just about overnight.

    It's an important part of history of climate policy, and it's an essential to understanding how the Merchants of Denial use belief -- more accurately the standards of validity for belief systems -- to "invalidate" scientific work and create a blanket of doubt.

    The back and forth that we have above is pointless if we don't recognize how monumentally important this particular tactic is for creating denial.

    "Broccoli could take down a government. Broccoli is revolutionary." --Kris Carr

    by rb137 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 10:41:42 AM PST

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