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    One Good Reason Americans Don't Know Much About Climate Change

    Is because even our college science textbooks don't discuss it very much:

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0430160459.htm
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    You don't need no stinking science when you have that good ole Jesus to save your lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    You don't need no stinking science when you have that good ole Jesus to save your lot.
    During the Reagan Administration, our Secretary of the Interior James Watt said we didn't need to 'conserve resources', because Jesus was coming again soon.

    So, although you were probably joking, this is no joking matter. There ARE Americans, many of them, who think along exactly those lines.

    The only reason James Watt lost his job, and was fired, was because he got on the bad side of Nancy Reagan, by going after the Beach Boys, calling them a bunch of pot-smokers, and trying to get them banned from a 4th of July celebration in our nation's capitol.

    Nancy LIKED the Beach Boys. So much for James Watt.

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    I wasn't joking.

    Ignorance and bigotry are strong in America.

    Sometimes it seems US fascism is right around the corner.

    Maybe it's been there all along, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    I wasn't joking.

    Ignorance and bigotry are strong in America.

    Sometimes it seems US fascism is right around the corner.

    Maybe it's been there all along, though?
    Some are certainly trying ... that much is certain.
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    Funny how this works.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    Funny how this works.

    That graphic is all wrong, you don't have the sun circling the earth...
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    Maybe if we started calling it global scorching, people would start paying more attention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Is because even our college science textbooks don't discuss it very much:

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0430160459.htm
    Exactly, science textbooks should be teaching science, not every fly by night hypothesis dreamed up to scare people into higher taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Exactly, science textbooks should be teaching science, not every fly by night hypothesis dreamed up to scare people into higher taxes.
    Garsh, yes! And they's should get alla that Darwan ape-man monkee bizness noncents outta their, two! And alla that rubbish about the Golf Stream! Their ain't no rivers in the ocean! Makes no cents at all! Makes no more cents than talkin' about islands in the land! Them scientest fellers say the world be red-hot at the middle. I say fooey! I been down in caves and it get COLD down their! World gotta be a big ball o' ice at the middle, I reckon!

    Oh, and they aint no sucha thing as ATOMS, niether! Wood is wood is wood, no matter'n how much ya chop it up! Have ya ever chopped up wood till ya got down to ATOMS? HA! ha! Case closed! No ATOMS!
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