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Arctic is warmest it's been in 10,000 years
RE: Arctic is warmest it's been in 10,000 years
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Quote:If Fox didn’t like it — and Fox wouldn’t, because Fox is still funded by the big-money conservatives whose interests are bound up with fossil fuels — Fox would kill it. Immediately. End of story. Sad trumpet.

And it wouldn’t be hard. All they would have to do is make up some scary story about how it, whatever “it” is, is socialism, or some variety of Other, and then repeat that story, over and over, for a week or two. Voila: conservatives would turn against ... whatever it is. The green shoots would be crushed.

No climate group(s), on the left or right, can do the same. It’s not that they lack clever messages, carefully tested by the best social scientists. They don’t lack information or ideas or facility with language. They lack power. Power is what it takes to shape public opinion — the power and money to maintain multiple direct channels to voters, blasting a unified message at all times.

I'm rather reminded of The Judgement of Solomon. On one side, you have people who are willing to destroy this country in order to have their way. On the other side, you have the people who are trying to do what they can to save this country.

Except there's no King Solomon here to make his decree that the mother willing to destroy the child just to spite the other one is not fit to be a mother.

Which is fine, I guess. There's still gonna be an America.

But there's gonna be a lot of unhappy Americans.

I wonder who they're gonna blame once the dust starts to settle.
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RE: Arctic is warmest it's been in 10,000 years - by Black Aeronaut - 04-28-2019, 07:55 PM

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