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  •  That you take him serious enough to take him on. (0+ / 0-)

    And we are losing the climate change debate/politics. Look around my friend. We can call them "loonies" all we want, but we are not winning elections on climate change nor the debate. Nate is more in the mainstream on this than we are. Most would consider us the "loonies'.

    New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

    by AlexDrew on Wed May 14, 2014 at 10:11:05 AM PDT

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    •  Well that maybe so (0+ / 0-)

      but I still get to decide who I think is credible or not. It's not my fault we have a horrible fourth estate that serves to misinform and confuse rather than to give people accurate information. One of the reasons I come to this site, and maybe you too, is to get valuable and accurate information. For now, I am not going to go to Nate's site because he's shown he's open to lies, misinformation, and distortion.

      But I agree that my political beliefs probably seem loony to many Americans. I'm certainly not mainstream--I keep to the banks so it's easier to go against the current.

      You can wake someone who is sleeping, but you cannot wake someone who is pretending to sleep.

      by gnothis on Wed May 14, 2014 at 10:29:28 AM PDT

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      •  You are missing out on some good info. (0+ / 0-)
        For now, I am not going to go to Nate's site because he's shown he's open to lies, misinformation, and distortion.
        By the way, DKos has it's fair share of the last two, misinformation and distortion.

        New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

        by AlexDrew on Wed May 14, 2014 at 10:32:56 AM PDT

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    •  Fortunately Global Warming is not a question for (1+ / 0-)
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      public opinion. What counts is what technology and markets demonstrate about real money.  We do not need Congress to act in order to switch over from fossil carbon to renewables, because costs have plummeted and are continuing to do so.

      Investments in coal are now a losing proposition. The big analytical companies, most notably Goldman Sachs, and the financial press (apart from the Wall Street Journal editorial board) are all in agreement on this. Extraction companies are of course in denial. However, energy generating companies that do not own large mines or oil and gas fields are gradually becoming converts to wind and solar.

      We doubled renewable energy generation capacity in the last ten years, and will do it again and again until we reach carbon neutrality. That includes electric cars and trains, and biofuels for trucking and airplanes.

      Then we will have to go carbon negative for perhaps a century afterwards. Presumably by then we will know how.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Wed May 14, 2014 at 12:14:57 PM PDT

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