Clinton: climate change denial makes US a joke

by Richard on September 22, 2011

Very true, but those who need to hear won’t be listening.

via Only in it for the Gold

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

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Pam 09.22.11 at 8:18 am

I’m currently reading a great book on this subject “Judgment Day” by Australian theologian, Paul Collins (published by UNSW Press). I am ashamed to say that many Australians don’t give this issue the importance it deserves (might hit them in the hip pocket).

As Collins says it is a profound spiritual and moral issue.

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Kim 09.22.11 at 8:43 am

It’s not that Americans don’t like science. In fact, Americans love science. Even conservative religious folk. Creationism and ID, for example, rely on science for faith. The problem is not science. The problem is crap science.

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Earl 09.22.11 at 12:54 pm

Absolutely not possible to take such a joker seriously. Happily he is no longer able to do anything beyond talk. He no longer can sign blank checks drawn on the American tax-payer.

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Richard 09.22.11 at 1:13 pm

I suspect that history will be kinder to Clinton than you, despite his failings. But why should you be taken seriously if he should not? Especially as you appear to have accepted the “skeptics’” (I use speech marks because I’m sure it’s a misnomer) case without question.

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PamBG 09.22.11 at 1:30 pm

Yeah Clinton presided over one of the most prosperous eras in recent American history with a surplus in the Federal budget. The worst possible example of disgusting Federal policies and exploitation of the American taxpayer.

Let’s all chant the Real Christian Mantra “Freedom is my freedom to indulge myself. Freedom has nothing to do with responsibility to other people. Life is all about me. And sometimes about God.”

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Kim 09.22.11 at 2:11 pm

Yep, as ever, gettin’ an intelligent comment from Earl is like tryin’ to poke a cat out from under the porch with a rope.

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Earl 09.22.11 at 2:24 pm

Pardon. It’s hard to take such stuff seriously. Even when delivered by such a consummate stand-up comedian, it remains just a tired old routine, after-dinner entertainment.

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Richard 09.22.11 at 3:06 pm

Let’s set aside all rhetoric, Earl. Seriously, what are your top 3 scientific reasons for not taking climate change seriously?

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Kim 09.22.11 at 5:30 pm

1. The law of the tax-payer.
2. The law of the tax-payer.
3. The law of the tax-payer.

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Richard 09.22.11 at 8:20 pm

Harumph.

I did say I was asking for scientific reasons, Kim.

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Kim 09.22.11 at 11:14 pm

That’s why I said “the law of the tax-payer” rather than just “the tax-payer”. ;)

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JeffM 09.23.11 at 12:59 am

Why should former President Bill Clinton’s views on manmade global warming be viewed with any more credibility than an average citizen? His close proximity to his former Vice President, Al Gore, doesn’t count!

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Richard 09.23.11 at 7:05 am

I had a suspicion this would happen. Just for the moment, set aside the identity of the speaker and consider the possibility that he might just be right. Let’s have no more irritating one-liners about Clinton. I offer more generally the same challenge I offered to Earl: what are your top 3 scientific reasons for climate change ’skepticism’.

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doug 09.23.11 at 9:10 pm

1. The fudging of the data by some European scientists. The lack of scientists to look at non-man made global warming and the fact that scientists have changed the term from global warming to climate change. We all know that climate changes all the time that is why we have seasons. :) Just having fun

PS Sorry I haven’t been around awhile. Work has been busy and I have been on vacation and business travel for product training. Ehw. :(

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