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Whole Foods CEO John Mackey must be shorting his own company. Instead of running his business, he's once again running his mouth off and alienating customers. Mackey, a self identified libertarian and the chief climate scientist of Dumbfuckistan, told Mother Jones that climate change isn't "necessarily bad." It's time to shop elsewhere (The Whole Foods board might want to start shopping for a new CEO as well).
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Here's what mister science had to say on the matter:

"We've been in a gradual warming trend since the ending of the "Little Ice Age" in about 1870, and climate change is perfectly natural and not necessarily bad. In general, most of humanity tends to flourish more when global temperatures are in a warming trend and I believe we will be able to successfully adapt to gradually rising temperatures. What I am opposed to is trying to stop virtually all economic progress because of the fear of climate change. I would hate to see billions of people condemned to remain in poverty because of climate-change fears."
Those of us in the reality based community see things differently. Climate change is an express change to extinction, is already causing extremely weather (storms, draughts), and will irreversibly change how and where much of the world's population lives. The infrastructure cost to harden U.S. cities alone is massive. Not necessarily bad? How about Mackey being not necessarily well informed. We can help change that.

If you're a Whole Food customer you may send the company some feedback on its rogue CEO. The local stores are likely the best targets. If you feel compelled to take more direct action just stop shopping there. We can vote with our dollars. Maybe it would also be worthwhile contacting board members, and some of its vendors, who are not at fault.

Let's extend the benefit of the doubt to Mr. Mackey. He hasn't earned this community's trust -- doing things such as attacking health care reform with histrionic language and astroturfing news sites -- but we can appreciate that big numbers and "sciency" things can be difficult for ideologically driven blowhards to comprehend.

If you not too familiar with the science, this is a very good starting place:
http://www.skepticalscience.com/

(photo credit: sodahead.com)

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Originally posted to owl06 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 04:19 PM PST.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS, DK GreenRoots, Moving Planet, and Meatless Advocates Meetup.

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