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  •  I ventured rhe Pascal's Wager gambit (2+ / 0-)
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    badger, Ahianne

    with an otherwise-intelligent coworker whose views on climate change are of the denier category.

    Essentially, I said that maybe climate change is real and maybe it ain't, but if there's the slightest possibility that it's real, and you can do something very simple to help prevent it (like, say, driving less), then doesn't it just make sense to do that thing?

    She actually admitted that I might be right. It's a surprisingly effective strategy in one-on-one conversation.

    •  Kinda how I look at it. (2+ / 0-)
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      Anne Hawley, citizenx

      Every little bit helps.  I can't save the world, but I can walk everywhere inside a mile or so (no bike).  It takes 20 minutes maybe instead of 2, but I still get there.  Makes you notice how 'pedestrian-hostile' some major highway intersections and interstate overpasses are.

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