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View Diary: Blast from the Past – James Hansen, 1988 (119 comments)

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  •  The next time someone says they didnt know (8+ / 0-)

    point them to this piece. Even otherwise sensible Democrats often behave as though Climate Change has just been discovered in the last 7 years. And yet somehow I knew about it as a teenager in the early 90's, and clearly, many other people did, or should have, known about it long before then. We will be remembered by future generations as the ones who willfully turned a blind to that which was right in front of our noses. We are no different, in the end, than the Nazi-era German citizens who claimed to "not know" what their government was doing. It was not that they didnt know, but that they didnt want to know. And that's how history will remember us.

    •  Thank you! This cannot be stressed enough. (2+ / 0-)
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      Ed in Montana, marina

      And yet somehow I knew about it as a teenager in the early 90's, and clearly, many other people did, or should have, known about it long before then. We will be remembered by future generations as the ones who willfully turned a blind to that which was right in front of our noses. We are no different, in the end, than the Nazi-era German citizens who claimed to "not know" what their government was doing. It was not that they didnt know, but that they didnt want to know. And that's how history will remember us.

      The Dutch children's chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen (= “kids for kids”): is a world cultural treasure.

      by lotlizard on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 02:56:41 AM PST

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