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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:42 am 
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"The only way to get our society to truly change is to
frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe."
- emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:14 am 
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Milton Banana wrote:
"The only way to get our society to truly change is to
frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe."
- emeritus professor Daniel Botkin


When you HONESTLY quote the gentleman, instead of taking a snippet out of the statement, the context is much different. It is unfortunate that HONESTY is too often ignored in Miltson's posts.

The entire quote:

Some colleagues who share some of my doubts argue that the only way to get our society to change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe, and that therefore it is all right and even necessary for scientists to exaggerate. They tell me that my belief in open and honest assessment is naïve.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:20 pm 
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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
Wayne, I see you corrected the idiot's mistake in the title---why?
National Conversation on Climate Change Has Shifted
Frances Beinecke | July 22, 2014 11:51 am | Comments
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francesbeineckebwMatt Russell recently declared that “we are already experiencing the effects of climate change.” Russell isn’t a pundit or scientist or government official. He is a fifth-generation farmer from Lacona, IA, and he is trying to raise crops in the face of extreme weather. “Scientists have been telling us what climate change looks like. As farmers, we’re living it,” Russell said.

The climate conversation has changed in this country.
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"When I started working to combat climate change two decades ago, it was a topic largely for environmentalists and scientists. Now business leaders, former Republican officials, public health experts, religious groups and farmers have joined in.

Indeed, after reams of scientific evidence have appeared in the news and countless extreme weather events have landed in our communities, the issue has gone mainstream. The vast majority of Americans are no longer debating climate change; they are looking for solutions.

Seventy percent of Americans view climate change as a serious problem and support federal efforts to reduce global warming pollution, according to a recent ABC/Washington Post poll."
http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/22/national ... 7-85901709
This one is very valid;
The Danger of ‘Balanced’ Climate Science in the Media
Steven Cohen | July 22, 2014 10:48 am |
"The media, in attempting to offer “balanced stories” does a disservice to the public and policymakers by giving small handfuls of climate change contrarians significant attention despite the fact that nearly all climate scientists agree that climate change is underway and that it is human-caused. When they share equal airtime it sends the message that the science is more uncertain than it is. The questioning of science by the American right wing clearly does not accurately reflect the scientific consensus, and is detrimental to those interested in moving our economy down a sustainable path. Why then does the media still give skeptics equal amount of air time?

This question was recently asked by an independent body in Britain, the BBC Trust, calling on BBC to stop misleading viewers into thinking that the “debate” on climate change is equal. While critical opinion should not be ignored, they stated, a minority of unqualified skeptics should also not be portrayed as having the same weight as the majority of professional climate scientists."
http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/22/danger-o ... 7-85901709
Now, I've told you before about this, Wayne. Giving credence to our troll whats-the-name by allowing this denialist garbage equally with what is really happening. Makes it seem even when it's not.

What? No Answer?
The math is here for those who can understand;
http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/cms-filesystem ... rant_2.pdf

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