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7. K&R. So sad how strong corporate propaganda is in the USA.
That corporations like Exxon Mobil and Koch Industries can pour millions into PR campaigns to sow doubt about climate change and be so successful at it, to the detriment of our whole country and future. It bothers me that people can be so unpatriotic that they allow our country to get so far behind the community of nations addressing these global problems, letting us be bullied and beguiled by expensive, multi-dimensional PR campaigns, which probably include funding to weaken our science education by encouraging privatization, home schooling, and creationism.

How sad that the fancy PR has gotten people to feel perfectly fine about jumping up to say --HEY-- the climate changes due to sun spots and volcanic action too-- as though that means industrial pollution has not caused serious atmospheric deterioration that has warmed our atmosphere and oceans to dangerous levels. Kind of like saying Hey, asbestos causes cancer too, so golly, cigarettes may not be so bad.

I really admired the way that Al Gore debunked the "there have always been heating & cooling cycles in nature" argument by showing a timeline of heating and cooling, from thousands of years ago up to the industrial age when he had to bring up a ladder to trace the heating and cooling cycles at much hotter high and low points since then. But after his movie came out there was some guerrilla PR to make fun of "Al Gore's hockey stick" to belittle his definitive charting.

Our stupid conservative owned TV news media have really helped the right wing climate change denying with their fake balance. Where they should be assembling a panel of a few scientists all working on climate change to talk about different approaches to solving the problems, instead they seek out one of the deranged professional deniers (often supported by fossil fuel money) to be on their panel with the earnest scientists, which means that the discussion needs to be dragged back down to the level we were at 30 years ago. Before Reagan told us it was "morning in America" and we didn't have to bother with that annoying recycling and conservation stuff.

Morning in America led to hell overseas, with wars to protect Our Oil.

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  -Climate Change Deniers Time for change  Apr-20-10 06:04 PM   #0 
  - Human Events? I saw a DUer quote WND, Sen. Inhofe and even Stormfront to deny global warming  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-20-10 07:09 PM   #1 
  - The climate is always changing, always has - can't deny that. Question is the cause of it (nt)  The Straight Story   Apr-20-10 07:11 PM   #2 
  - There is no question as to the cause.  Birthmark   Apr-20-10 07:22 PM   #3 
  - Link Between Solar Activity and the UK's Cold Winters  The Straight Story   Apr-20-10 07:26 PM   #4 
     - The UK is not the Earth.  Birthmark   Apr-20-10 08:12 PM   #6 
     - wtf? how does that Science Daily article support your thinking?  time_has_come   Apr-20-10 10:38 PM   #10 
        - The question is - how much do humans contribute vs other factors?  The Straight Story   Apr-20-10 10:43 PM   #11 
           - If you don't know  time_has_come   Apr-20-10 10:46 PM   #12 
              - Has the earth been warmer than it is now? (nt)  The Straight Story   Apr-20-10 10:49 PM   #13 
                 - I don't waste my time anymore  time_has_come   Apr-20-10 10:52 PM   #14 
  - Yes, the important question is the cause  Time for change   Apr-20-10 07:46 PM   #5 
  - K&R. So sad how strong corporate propaganda is in the USA.  Overseas   Apr-20-10 08:14 PM   #7 
  - I'm with you on all of that.  Time for change   Apr-20-10 10:07 PM   #9 
  - you rail against corporations.....then you quote algore.....  unabelladonna   Apr-21-10 04:50 PM   #24 
     - Where do you get that?  Time for change   Apr-21-10 06:28 PM   #25 
     - It is not about personalities for me. Although Gore would have been 100 times better than W  Overseas   Apr-22-10 12:08 AM   #28 
  - they can fund all they want- they haven't got shit w/out the talk radio monopoly  certainot   Apr-20-10 08:55 PM   #8 
  - E-mail-gate reminds me of the whack job that James O'Keefe did on ACORN  Time for change   Apr-21-10 06:01 AM   #16 
     - yep. thing is limbaugh and hannity and sons have been trashing acorn heavily since  certainot   Apr-21-10 03:16 PM   #20 
  - What galls me most about the deniers is that we could be having so much more fun  Overseas   Apr-21-10 12:03 AM   #15 
  - You've captured here very well what so many of us feel  Time for change   Apr-21-10 09:24 AM   #19 
  - Thank you.  Overseas   Apr-21-10 03:47 PM   #21 
  - i LOVE what you had to say.....  unabelladonna   Apr-21-10 07:59 PM   #26 
     - Thank you. We could be having so much more fun. //nt  Overseas   Apr-22-10 12:43 AM   #29 
  - Climate change denial is motivated the same way creationism is.  Naturyl   Apr-21-10 06:09 AM   #17 
  - That's true for many of them  Time for change   Apr-21-10 07:50 AM   #18 
  - no.  unabelladonna   Apr-21-10 04:06 PM   #23 
     - I'm more concerned about the billionaire war profiteers myself.  Overseas   Apr-21-10 11:37 PM   #27 
  - They are either very young or complete idiots.  Cetacea   Apr-21-10 03:57 PM   #22 
  - earth day kick  hfojvt   Apr-22-10 05:39 PM   #30 

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