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Old 04-25-2006, 09:17 AM   #87
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Originally Posted by jrc
but I can't let facts be trampled.

From Al Gore's Book: ought to be possible to establish a coordinated global program to accomplish the strategic goal of completely eliminating the internal combustion engine over, say, a twenty-five year period...

that was 1992, only eleven years to go

Wikipedia also says this:

In 1992, the same year Gore published his book on the subject, Newsweek journalist Greg Easterbrook wrote about calls by Al Gore and Paul R. Ehrlich for journalistic self-censorship about criticisms of climate change, saying they had "ventured into dangerous territory by suggesting that journalists quietly self-censor environmental evidence that is not alarming, because such reports, in Gore's words, undermine the effort to build a solid base of public support for the difficult actions we must soon take." Easterbrook wrote: "Skeptical debate is supposed to be one of the strengths of liberalism; it's eerie to hear liberal environmentalists asserting that views they disagree with ought not to be heard."

It seems his censorship instructions were heard, loud and clear.
Thank you JRC

Originally Posted by VarneyPoint

Actually, ITD, 99% of the scientific community has agreed that the earth is warming.
Another fact? There is no possible way you can know this yet you clearly state this as a fact.

Originally Posted by VarneyPoint
If we listened to you, people should have just rejected Newton because "it wasn't a fact." Are you advocating that we wait and wait and wait and wait until every last tiny detail is known about climate change? Should we just sit around hoping it isn't true? You know, some people think an avain influenza is going to strike the world at some point in the future. Should we do nothing because it's not yet a fact?
Another group of people acted on their "facts", the popular opinion of the time a few hundred years ago. People died, remember the Salem Witch Trials? Mob mentality seems like a good idea to the mob......

Originally Posted by VarneyPoint
No reasonable person is suggesting you "bury" your car.
I'm going to keep driving my car. I said you should stop driving yours since you so fervently believe it causes Global Warming, act on your beliefs, lead by example.

Originally Posted by VarneyPoint
I certainly have not told you or anyone else to do anything other than open your mind.
So I have a closed mind because I don't agree with you, please give me break. Seems to me a person with an open mind would form an opinion based on both sides of an arguement. An open minded person would listen to the opposing viewpoints and not resort to name calling.
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