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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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