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31 minutes ago.
by harryanderson
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Thankfully, the anti-science propaganda campaign surrounding man-made climate change seems to have lost some of its effect.

Are you seeing storm clouds on the horizon? Two recent studies suggest that the latest anti-science campaign is following its forerunners--the propaganda campaigns attempting to refute science that tobacco causes cancer, that CFC's caused the hole in the ozone layer, and so on—into oblivion. Global warming denial seems to have climbed to a peak in 2010, and global warming acceptance is now climbing. This bodes well for rational public policy.

 
 

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harryanderson

Sounds interesting. I'll check that out. Thanks.

Posted 168 days ago.

Kendall78

Too true. A little off topic but have you ever ventured to The Nizkor Project? It covers the history of Holocaust denial, debates tactics and things of that nature. Pretty interesting.

Posted 168 days ago.

harryanderson

I do agree that it's impossible to have a rational discussion with someone who refuses to consider valid evidence.

Nevertheless, interacting with such people in public is useful for showing the the mental and emotional processes that lead to different points of view. Like the Bible says, "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."

Posted 168 days ago.

harryanderson

That is: Demonstrable evidence has been presented, and Tiredofit refuses to be swayed by it.

Posted 168 days ago.

harryanderson

I wouldn't say anybody has their head in the sand. I'm just saying scientists have presented demonstrable evidence, and it refuses to sway Tiredofit.

Posted 168 days ago.

Kendall78

Out of everything Tired posted, there was only one thing worth quoting out of all the blabber, ad hominems and attempts to look intelligent;

"I don't know"

Yes Tired, we know you do not know. You have no inkling of why it's happening and you are quite comfy cozy in your ignorance.

@Harry- kind of hard to have a rational discussion with a person whose head is in the sand isn't it?

Posted 168 days ago.

harryanderson

Tiredofit,

There's a world of scientific proof that CO2, added to an environment surrounded by a gas, traps heat from escaping.

You refuse to accept that proof. Mythravere even suggested a simple experiment you could perform at home. You discounted it.

Nothing will ever convince you. Nevertheless, you serve a useful purpose here, and I thank you for your comments.

Posted 168 days ago.

Kendall78

" you might have some credibility."

You mean like offering a scientific alternative to Global Warming other that CO2 emissions?

Well please Tired, offer up something to give yourself some credibility. It would be a nice change of pace for you.

Posted 168 days ago.

harryanderson

"Turn off you computers sell your car, stick solar panels on your home's and stop breathing. When you have done this, you might have some credibility."

To accept the science and have an impact, Tiredofit, one doesn't need to become a hermit off-grid Luddite up some remote holler.

Reasonable people should avoid extremist views.

Posted 168 days ago.

mythravere

And I believe this will happen even sooner if they happen to win the next presidency or gain control of the senate.

Correction.

Posted 169 days ago.

mythravere

In all honesty I am looking for the right to become more and more irrelevant.

Well let me elaborate. The extreme right. The hardliners. The ones the are contentious as all get out.

And I believe this will happen even sooner if they happen to win the next presidency or gain control of the house.

Because on those people start putting policies on the books people are going to see first hand how out of touch they are.

Just a matter of time until those folks meets their reckoning.

Posted 169 days ago.

mythravere

As we march along and nothing is done about the issue of climate change the Republicans are setting themselves up for a great fall to come.

One the effects of climate change starts really affecting people's lives guess who those people are going to blame?

The ones who do not believe it is real and want no action take on it.

Posted 169 days ago.

Kendall78

Very nicely written and he is quite right.

Posted 169 days ago.

harryanderson

Former Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman wrote in a NY Times op-ed yesterday.

"So obtuse has become the party’s dialogue on climate change that it’s now been reduced to believing or not believing, as if it were a religious mantra.

"This approach reached a new low last month during a North Carolina congressional debate at which all the Republican candidates chuckled at a question on climate change — as if they had been asked about their belief in the Tooth Fairy. Is climate change a fact, they were asked. All four answered no. This is a shortsighted strategy that is wrong for the party, wrong for the country and wrong for the next generation. It simply kicks a big problem farther down the field. And it’s a problem we — as solution-seeking Republicans — have the opportunity to solve."

Posted 169 days ago.

harryanderson

What is the difference between "to win an election" and "to not lose an election"?

Posted 169 days ago.

Kendall78

Nope, just based on the behavior you exhibit on here. I suggest you change your behavior.

Posted 169 days ago.

Kendall78

Since "nuts" was an opinion and not a diagnosis, I'll forgive you for your error.

But even you should be able to see that the majority of Americans do not base their votes on global warming. If that was the case then the Far Right would dominate Congress since most Ameericans do not see the worry in global warming.

Posted 169 days ago.

Kendall78

"on your side"

What side is that? I vote primarily Republican.

But if you are mistaken into thinking I am a Dem or liberal, the fact is that it is highly doubtful that they will lose much of their power in Congress. From what it seems like at the moment, the division of power between the Republicans and Democrats will probably end up being more even with niether having a stranglhold on the power.

Posted 169 days ago.

Kendall78

Wow...you are just nuts aren't you?

You really think that Global Warming is a last ditch effort to win an election? I think you are a bit delusional.

Posted 169 days ago.

Kendall78

" If the money and favors were stopped, the false percentage of scientists who believe this fable would evaporate even more."

That sounds like a big ol guess with no evidence to back it up. Unlike Global Warming that actually has facts to back it up.

Posted 170 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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