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  •  but that's different from "the earth will be fine" (1+ / 0-)
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    the earth will suffer.

    it's like saying "the earth will be fine" when the comet hit that ended the Mesozoic.

    it took the earth's living systems 10s of millions of years to recover from the Permian extinction.

    Here I am! I'm up here! Where are you? - the Red-eyed Vireo

    by mightymouse on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 08:49:09 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, agreed. It's a matter of framing. (0+ / 0-)

      If you say "The earth will die and suffer", all too many ignorant, shortsighted people don't care, unfortunately.

      If you say "YOUR CHILDREN will die and suffer if you do nothing" they have to actively argue with you, at the very least.

      Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

      by neroden on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 08:55:31 PM PDT

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