Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Deal with climate change now -- everybody but the businessmen moguls agree

Climate change must be addressed now

"To not take climate change seriously, you must somehow believe there is a gigantic international conspiracy involving the world's top scientists, all of whom have agreed to distort their data. Come on. I realize that people on both sides of the political spectrum can twist themselves into pretzels to reach an ideological result, but that's way beyond improbable. I believe that scientists, as they have down through history, are basing their conclusions on unbiased scientific inquiry."

But that's the thing.  Impossible/improbable though it is, skeptics and deniers DO think that it's all a conspiracy to spread socialism throughout the world.  As if, given the way things are going right now, that would actually be bad.  Oh, I know, socialism stifles the competitive urges that give capitalism its impetus.  Well, look what's that gotten us into.  Maybe a dose of "we're all in this together" rather than the current "Every man for himself, and he who dies with the most gold wins" that seems to be the Republican raison d'etre, and we could make the world a better place.

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