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SchmidtLiberal/progressive/pragmatist
5.7k 27 57 11 4 Colorado Springs, CO
 

142 days ago
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There certainly are many man made factors affecting our planet from chlorofluorocarbons affecting the ozone layer to plastics in the ocean to phosphates in fertilizers polluting our waters to the depletion and contamination of our fresh water aquifers. Scientists have a responsibility to call attention to these potential catastrophic events, and I would rather they overshoot than underestimate. However, many of these have been years in the making and politicians have been reluctant to take action unless they can see visible progress in their tenure in office.
138 days ago
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But when there is a deliberate attempt to overshoot the outcome, this means the next round of scientific warning is discredited. So public pressure is not sufficient to make the right kind of changes.

There is always a cost somewhere when a falsehood is created.