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Heretic

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PostSubject: Conservatives I can get along with   5/21/2009, 3:42 am

Apparently there's a small minority that actually do exist in the same reality with the rest of us:

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Time for the GOP to become green

As Huntsman said last year, “If we’re going to survive as a party, we need to focus on the environment.”
But protecting the environment isn’t just political expediency; it’s core philosophy. We don’t think it’s a coincidence that “conservative” and “conservationist” sound so much alike. And we don’t think it’s a coincidence that many of our landmark environmental bills — the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 — were signed into law by Republican presidents.
It was President Ronald Reagan who negotiated the 1987 international treaty to safeguard the Earth’s protective ozone layer by phasing out the use of chlorofluorocarbons.

That’s why it is so frustrating when my fellow Republicans today play games around one of the most important environmental issues of our time.

Climate change is real, it’s caused by humans, and it will create serious risks for our nation’s security, economy and quality of life — and sooner than we think. That’s the unmistakable message from scientists who have devoted their professional lives to understanding how human activities affect climate. One of them is Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate research scientist at Texas Tech and a devout evangelical Christian.

She is co-author of a forthcoming report that will document the stunning effects climate change will have throughout the United States — such as the climate of my own state of Michigan becoming like what North Texas experiences today. I’m not kidding — look at the report, from the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, when it comes out shortly.

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So to my fellow Republicans, I say: Act like real conservatives. Be honest about the science and about the facts. Take responsibility for fixing a real problem. And let the world know that today’s Republicans want to be remembered the way we recall President Theodore Roosevelt — as people of honor who stood up to conserve the world we live in for our kids and grandkids.

Now wouldn't that be something.
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PostSubject: Re: Conservatives I can get along with   5/21/2009, 9:49 am

The interesting thing about Huntsman is that he's the son of the owner of one of the biggest air polluters in the US,Huntsman Corporation
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PostSubject: Re: Conservatives I can get along with   5/22/2009, 7:35 pm

Artie60438 wrote:
The interesting thing about Huntsman is that he's the son of the owner of one of the biggest air polluters in the US,Huntsman Corporation
Polluting our air and water has proven very profitable for corporations all across the world.
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PostSubject: Re: Conservatives I can get along with   9/9/2009, 1:16 pm

Heretic wrote:

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Time for the GOP to become green



She is co-author of a forthcoming report that will document the stunning effects climate change will have throughout the United States — such as the climate of my own state of Michigan becoming like what North Texas experiences today. I’m not kidding — look at the report, from the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, when it comes out shortly. (emphasis mine)

Have any of you seen this report? Here is link to the video when it was released and a link to the content of the report. I'm still going through the report, but I gotta tell ya, it confirms everything that we've been saying over the past 5 years and then some.

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States



I don't think this has been posted before. If it has I apologize. But it's the first time that I've seen it, and it should be a must see for everyone who lives in this country.
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