Thursday, September 23, 2010

Obama could face a green primary challenge in 2012 | Washington Examiner
Is this for real, or merely a wily tactical move to give Obama more room to his left, thus allowing him to pose more credibly as a moderate?
San Diegans support lead role in climate change -
"Voters believe that we can have a clean environment and strong economy without having to choose one over the other," said the research firm. "In fact, nearly one-half (47%) believe that addressing global warming will create more jobs for people living in San Diego County."
t r u t h o u t | Joe Brewer | Responding to Climate Skeptics "Change Argument"
etween terms like 'global warming' and 'climate change' the opposition deflects them easily with the Change Argument. The Change Argument is the claim that climate has always changed, so why bother worrying that it is changing now. This is the "Duh, don't be an idiot" position that makes a lot of sense to everyday people who don't understand complexity (which is most of us, by the way).

Of course, this argument ignores the inconvenient truth that human activities have disturbed natural weather patterns and made regional climate less predictable all over the world. It fails to acknowledge that the specific changes we see now are unprecedented in the historical record. But it is very persuasive nonetheless.

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