Extreme storms shift attitudes on climate change

Sep 20, 2013 Full story: Summit County Voice 8

It may sound like a no-brainer, but after experiencing extreme weather first-hand, people tend to think more seriously about climate change, according to researchers at Rutgers University .

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Sep 20, 2013
Waiting for severe storms to shift the public opinion on policy changes is based on reality.

“Our hope is that researchers will design persuasion strategies that effectively change people’s implicit attitudes without them having to suffer through a disaster,” Rudman summarized.

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Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#2 Sep 20, 2013
Top climate scientists admit global warming forecasts were wrong
Top climate scientists have admitted that their global warming forecasts are wrong and world is not heating at the rate they claimed it was in a key report.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/...

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#3 Sep 20, 2013
Earthling-1 wrote:
Top climate scientists admit global warming forecasts were wrong
Top climate scientists have admitted that their global warming forecasts are wrong and world is not heating at the rate they claimed it was in a key report.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/...
Call me a sceptic, but does the article actually name any of these scientists?

No, it's pure invention.

At least earthling is earning his pay check, the number of times he's spammed the same rubbish.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#4 Sep 20, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
Call me a sceptic, but does the article actually name any of these scientists?
No, it's pure invention.
At least earthling is earning his pay check, the number of times he's spammed the same rubbish.
It's just more invention of Ron Arnold.
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...

Although there are some misquotes and loose statements by some scientists. The usual dirt turned into mud.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#5 Sep 20, 2013
But there is some truth to the fact that Americans won't accept any fact until it boots them in the rear, and even then they tend to try to cling to their political and economic ideologies.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#6 Sep 20, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
But there is some truth to the fact that Americans won't accept any fact until it boots them in the rear, and even then they tend to try to cling to their political and economic ideologies.
Not true. Remember "W"'s wars. He was able to stage and sustain multiple wars all over the globe.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#7 Sep 20, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Not true. Remember "W"'s wars. He was able to stage and sustain multiple wars all over the globe.
And how is that relevant? Bush had an agenda that had nothing to do with PUBLIC support. He wanted to be a 'war president' which he saw as more 'impressive' than a peaceful one. Got him a second term but it also collapsed the economy. And nobody was 'convinced' by the overblown rhetoric.

He really didn't have the authority to invade either Afghanistan or Iraq. The 'writ' from the Congress allowed him to act precipitately over the military, but ONLY if a clear and present danger existed. He NEVER established that either country was a real threat to AMERICA. In this, he broke US law as well as international law.

The danger to the US today is NOT the public agitating for anything. It is the focus on presidential power enabled by the partisan deadlock in Congress. Look up Germany in the 30's and you find a VERY similar problem. Rising fascism (ownership of the government by corporate lobby interest) and a political deadlock that made 'Democracy' into a 'debating circle'. The frustration led to demands for a 'strong leader' to 'brush aside' the bickering and voila, they got one. Careful what you wish for.....

Obama is perhaps the best outcome in this environment but be wary of the NEXT leader (from either party). If he continues to amass power in the Executive, we may have history repeating itself.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#8 Sep 20, 2013
Agreed.

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