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 ... is not new, is more solid than ever, but people still aren't listening.

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Date: 2017-09-21 11:06 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: Devil winged black cat with glowing eyes (Lucifur)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
..and then there are people who think that Science is only a matter of opinion.

*glares in their direction.*

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Date: 2017-09-21 11:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiosity
My chiropractor wanted to argue whether global warming was a thing. He said it was a lot of things, not just global warming. Like pollution and stuff. I tried using small words but ended up referring him to Bill Nye because he just wanted to argue everything.

He's a Darth Tang supporter so I don't know what I expected. I can't with some people.

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Date: 2017-09-22 02:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mama_kestrel
Hmm. I'm reminded of the friend whom I could not convince that washing her dog's crate with bleach then completely repainting with metal enamel would eliminate any risk of ringworm reinfection - or for matter, that ringworm fungus wasn't a chronic, life-threatening condition for a human. My husband finally opined that one could only argue so much with someone who didn't believe in evolution.

Much the same with human-driven climate change. If you aren't going to believe evolution exists in the face of all science, why should you accept climate change in the face of all science? Although disbelieving evolution just makes you look stupid. Disbelieving human-driven climate change makes you stupid, selfish, and ultimately dead, along with far too many other beings on the planet.

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Date: 2017-09-22 06:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
If someone ever figures out how to convince folks properly, they could be billionaires just because I know I wouldn't be the only person out there to push this reminder.

Harvey probably still won't move much minds about it even though it was both a great example of the dangers of heightened climate shifts but also something they were warned about for years.

I just read about how a river in Canada basically no longer exists because the glaciers that fed it have melted away that much. I doubt this will change things either.

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Date: 2017-09-28 02:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] johnpalmer
Hm. I'd argue that they are listening, but some find it politically and financially useful to claim otherwise.

There's also, in actual mainstream media outlets, the argument put forth that Republicans and "conservatives" won't take action on global warming because people who believe science are all condescending, and stuff - making a person feel like they're *wrong* just because they're ignoring clear, obvious, evidence. I find this as mind boggling as the claim that dropping to one knee is a disgraceful, disrespectful action to take when people are trying to enforce baseless reverence.

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Date: 2017-09-28 06:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] johnpalmer

I disagree, strongly, that it's "disrespectful" - the prefix "dis" does not indicate a lack; it refers to opposition. A lack of respect is one thing; disrespect is something far different.

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Date: 2017-09-28 10:41 pm (UTC)
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That strikes me as a non sequitur.

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