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Dec 17, 2007


Denialism




Denialism is the employment of rhetorical tactics to give the appearance of argument or legitimate debate, when in actuality there is none. These false arguments are used when one has few or no facts to support one's viewpoint against a scientific consensus or against overwhelming evidence to the contrary. They are effective in distracting from actual useful debate using emotionally appealing, but ultimately empty and illogical assertions.



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How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic




articles in "How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic," a series by Coby Beck containing responses to the most common skeptical arguments on Global Warming. There are four separate taxonomies; arguments...

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DENIALISM THREAD

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Global Warming Denialism is a disorder. It is an extremely Dangerous disorder that Threatens to KILL the human species and all animals if we allowed it to.

I personally know a number of people that deny climate change. That is what has brought me to put this in the news here at Care2. This is a serious issue. If denialists are allowed to spread Lies unchallenged and poison the opinions of too many people, their disinformation could easy result in many people dying. If people do not realize the truth and do not take action against Global Warming, the consequences will almost certainly be deadly for large numbers of people. Those people may even be you or I.

If Global Warming continues unchecked, considerable areas of densely inhabited land will be permanently flooded. Millions will be forced to migrate to new areas. Such huge numbers of refugees will be certain to result in conflicts and great hardships.

Floods and changing weather patterns will cause areas that are currently prime farmland to experience crop failures. These crop failures are likely to occur worldwide. The result will be massive famines.

Huge numbers of refugees suffering from famines will be a likely breeding ground for all sorts of nasty diseases. There will be many deaths and much suffering.

Hearing claims that global warming is untrue is scary. The possibility that those false claims may be believed by gullible people is even more scary. They are scary to me because their denial could very well result in death and suffering for myself, my loved ones, nature, wildlife, & humans all around the planet.

It's so sad that these people are so willing to cause the deaths of other humans just to increase their own profit margins. When it comes down to it, a lot of the denialism is because of the Love of Money.

Big companies DO NOT care about you or the environment. All they care about is filling their bank accounts up with money. They lie because they have to in order to keep making billions and they do not care who they hurt while lieing.

This is still the same old Republican Denialism that is being funded by the oil companies. The Republican party has long been dedicated to using any means necessary to help the rich keep getting richer. They couldn't care less if the planet goes to hell, just as long as they can keep their fat donors raking in the money.



                     

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Posted: Monday December 17, 2007, 6:31 pm
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Mari 's (1365)
Monday December 17, 2007, 6:42 pm

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Past Member (0)
Monday December 17, 2007, 7:32 pm
You need to add that denialism is not merely a problem of global warmning "skeptics", but is also a problem of science education advocates who have to deal with Creationist bigots who are "denialist" about evolution.

Doug G. (1)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 11:41 pm
The photo tells the whole story, dramatic and sad.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2007, 6:17 pm
Arguing with denialists of any kind is not debate, it is PEST CONTROL!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2008, 9:02 am

2nd Jan 2008

NASA now confirms changes on the sun`s surface will bring a COLD CLIMATE - not warming.



Changes in the Sunís Surface to Bring Next Climate Change

http://www.care2.com/news/member/911565885/590537

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 6:27 am
the following comes from me, Carbon Monoxide is a poison, one of my best friends mother used a car and a hose to take her life, and there are many accidental deaths because of monoxide poison. Every fossil fuel burning item produces this poison. Multiply that by millions or billions ???= A planet headed to suicide. The Holston River has the 3M plant on its banks in Kingsport TN, they have had several chemical spills right into the river killing the fish. The Holston River feeds Cherokee lake, guess what, the fish are not safe to eat and we will not even talk about the safety of drinking the water. Eventually it runs into the Tennessee River and Ft Loudon Lake. I am almost afraid to swim in that one! Then there are the Nolichucky and French Broad rivers, both coming from NC. Erwin TN has a nuclear fuel facility right on the Nolichucky River, any boo boo, yep, right into the river and I am sure they wonít tell us. The French Broad flows right through Ashville, NC and then combines with the Nolichucky River and feeds into Douglas Lake, yes, you can eat 3 pounds of fish a month if that hasnít changed yet? Also, there is no telling what all gets dumped into the French Broad river from all those upstream? These rivers also run into the Tennessee River. I could mention more but you get the picture. I purchased my very first and only brand new Vehicle in 1986, a Ford Bronco II. After getting it home and washed, I noticed that the blue paint job had spots all over it? Of course, I took it back to the lot and asked why this was? My answer; ACID RAIN from where ever it was built till it arrived in Greeneville TN, and that was in 1986! I also remember living with my father in Whittier CA back in the early í60 when they had smog. Sometimes it would burn my eyes and you could see the haze over Orange County. At least they have improved that.. Now because of Dollywood, Gatlinburg and the Casino at the Cherokee Reservation there is much traffic over these mountains. They even started putting out on the news the ďair quality indexĒ so that if you can not breath good, they warn you before you drive into these mountains, all this for the love of money. The trees on top the mountains are dying and all of it isnít because of that pine beetle even though it is getting its share. I thought things were bad here in America but then, Philips/Magnavox sent me to China so I could train them on how to build and test projection TVís so they could fire me which they did, (well, laid off thanks to NAFTA). The pollution there was OUTRAGOUS! Their ďcleanĒ rivers scared me! I used to stand on this bridge over there and on both sides I could see raw dark sewage come out into the river. Their smog was so bad that you could not see the stars at night! Just the moon and it looked fuzzy and yes, a couple of times my eyes burned so much that I cried. That was in 1998, I actually told my work comrades that we didnít have to worry about China, they were killing their selves! Then a couple of years later, SARs appeared!
No, I am not a scientist but I can see things changing, and they are changing faster every year! I am not convinced that all this is natural, look at this winter, the northern states broke record highs in the first time in history! Oklahoma and Texas has been flooded with water, the southeast has been in its worst drought! If we do not do something ASAP, I guess we can all kiss it good bye?? I feel that our time to reverse things is closer than we think???

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 6:28 am
the following comes from me, Carbon Monoxide is a poison, one of my best friends mother used a car and a hose to take her life, and there are many accidental deaths because of monoxide poison. Every fossil fuel burning item produces this poison. Multiply that by millions or billions ???= A planet headed to suicide. The Holston River has the 3M plant on its banks in Kingsport TN, they have had several chemical spills right into the river killing the fish. The Holston River feeds Cherokee lake, guess what, the fish are not safe to eat and we will not even talk about the safety of drinking the water. Eventually it runs into the Tennessee River and Ft Loudon Lake. I am almost afraid to swim in that one! Then there are the Nolichucky and French Broad rivers, both coming from NC. Erwin TN has a nuclear fuel facility right on the Nolichucky River, any boo boo, yep, right into the river and I am sure they wonít tell us. The French Broad flows right through Ashville, NC and then combines with the Nolichucky River and feeds into Douglas Lake, yes, you can eat 3 pounds of fish a month if that hasnít changed yet? Also, there is no telling what all gets dumped into the French Broad river from all those upstream? These rivers also run into the Tennessee River. I could mention more but you get the picture. I purchased my very first and only brand new Vehicle in 1986, a Ford Bronco II. After getting it home and washed, I noticed that the blue paint job had spots all over it? Of course, I took it back to the lot and asked why this was? My answer; ACID RAIN from where ever it was built till it arrived in Greeneville TN, and that was in 1986! I also remember living with my father in Whittier CA back in the early í60 when they had smog. Sometimes it would burn my eyes and you could see the haze over Orange County. At least they have improved that.. Now because of Dollywood, Gatlinburg and the Casino at the Cherokee Reservation there is much traffic over these mountains. They even started putting out on the news the ďair quality indexĒ so that if you can not breath good, they warn you before you drive into these mountains, all this for the love of money. The trees on top the mountains are dying and all of it isnít because of that pine beetle even though it is getting its share. I thought things were bad here in America but then, Philips/Magnavox sent me to China so I could train them on how to build and test projection TVís so they could fire me which they did, (well, laid off thanks to NAFTA). The pollution there was OUTRAGOUS! Their ďcleanĒ rivers scared me! I used to stand on this bridge over there and on both sides I could see raw dark sewage come out into the river. Their smog was so bad that you could not see the stars at night! Just the moon and it looked fuzzy and yes, a couple of times my eyes burned so much that I cried. That was in 1998, I actually told my work comrades that we didnít have to worry about China, they were killing their selves! Then a couple of years later, SARs appeared!
No, I am not a scientist but I can see things changing, and they are changing faster every year! I am not convinced that all this is natural, look at this winter, the northern states broke record highs in the first time in history! Oklahoma and Texas has been flooded with water, the southeast has been in its worst drought! If we do not do something ASAP, I guess we can all kiss it good bye?? I feel that our time to reverse things is closer than we think???

Mari 's (1365)
Tuesday June 24, 2008, 10:20 am

Global Warming Denialism is a disorder. It is an extremely dangerous disorder that threatens to kill the human species and all animals if we allowed it to.

I personally know a number of people that deny climate change. That is what has brought me to put this in the news here at Care2. This is a serious issue. If denialists are allowed to spread lies unchallenged and poison the opinions of too many people, their disinformation could easy result in many people dying. If people do not realize the truth and do not take action against Global Warming, the consequences will almost certainly be deadly for large numbers of people. Those people may even be you or I.

If global warming continues unchecked, considerable areas of densely inhabited land will be permanently flooded. Millions will be forced to migrate to new areas. Such huge numbers of refugees will be certain to result in conflicts and great hardships.

Floods and changing weather patterns will cause areas that are currently prime farmland to experience crop failures. These crop failures are likely to occur worldwide. The result will be massive famines.

Huge numbers of refugees suffering from famines will be a likely breeding ground for all sorts of nasty diseases. There will be many deaths and much suffering.

Hearing claims that global warming is untrue is scary. The possibility that those false claims may be believed by gullible people is even more scary. They are scary to me because their denial could very well result in death and suffering for myself, my loved ones, nature, wildlife, & humans all around the planet.

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Mari 's (1365)
Saturday September 13, 2008, 4:04 am

News to be noted September 2008


Earth Impacts Linked to Human-Caused Climate Change

http://www.care2.com/news/member/577339509/875278


NASA Team Pinpoints Human Causes of Global Warming

http://www.care2.com/news/member/577339509/875254

NASA Study Illustrates How Global Peak Oil Could Impact Climate

http://www.care2.com/news/member/577339509/877587


NASA - Global Warming

http://www.care2.com/news/member/872702137/424560


Nation Geographic Says Don't Blame Sun for Global Warming

http://www.care2.com/news/member/577339509/873270



Mari 's (1365)
Saturday September 13, 2008, 4:21 am

Obama Vows to Defeat Climate Change

Climate change has made Senator Barack Obama's list of "threats of the 21st century" alongside terrorism and nuclear proliferation, poverty, genocide, and disease.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/537645068/863684

Mari 's (1365)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 5:53 pm


Deforestation ALSO Causes Climate Change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boEDMVNAPk4&feature=channel

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