Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Monday, August 29, 2011

Chicken Little, Hurricane Irene and Global Warming

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I'm gonna say it and nobody's gonna like it. I can't stand Goodman, just because of this Chicken Little the sky is falling posture. She's exploiting a natural disaster (probably disappointed there wasn't more damage, so she could say, "I told you so." This one hurricane is not good evidence of global warming; it's a very weak argument and makes those of us who are using solid, scientific arguments, climate prognostication data and rational argument to argue that global warming is not only imminent, but happening right now appear to be hysterical hand-wringers with a hidden agenda. Global warming is real. And it is happening, right this second. We need to educate ourselves, not just be manipulated by emotional arguments and opportunistic polemics. RIGHT THIS MINUTE, candidates are running for President of this country who scoff at science, who believe in "creationism," who don't understand anything about reality. If the "left" uses the exact, same emotional tactics as the right has used, we'll plummet farther and faster into this looming, new Dark Ages and I, for one, despair for our chances of survival.


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