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Forum Post: The SierraClub.org Perspective

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 7, 2012, 4:55 p.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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Well, I suppose it runs completely contrary to much of OWS principles - but this is the effort underway courtesy of the Sierra Club. Just thought I would pass it along. From an environmental perspective the choice seems fairly clear.

And yes, I am well aware there are a great many other issues beyond the environment.

In ten years that may no longer be the case - we'll see.

File it under the for what its worth department.

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From the clean energy economy to job-creating fuel-efficiency standards to climate change to clean air and water, this year's elections will have profound implications for the way our country safeguards the health of our communities and our environment.

Our leaders will face big responsibilities and big challenges. And we, the voters, face the responsibility of choosing who we want to take on those challenges.

In Mitt Romney's convention speech, he openly mocked the science and impact of climate disruption. We don't think there's anything remotely funny about droughts and extreme weather... or about Romney's disastrous energy plan.

And when President Obama accepted his party's nomination to serve another term, he did so as the president who signed one of the most important lands-protection bills in decades, who has enacted the strongest protections ever against toxic mercury, and who implemented new fuel-efficiency standards that will dramatically reduce carbon pollution.

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

The nerve of those environmentally partisan people at the sierraclub.

How dare they not bitch constantly about some vague notion of a duopoly and then do nothing at all.

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[-] 1 points by Shule (2064) 2 years ago

The economy is always a passing thing. It has its ups and downs. The environment on the other hand is not. Once its gone, its gone forever.

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[-] 0 points by 1sealyon (434) 2 years ago

I love that kind of talk. It is so.....? So.......? So, Zen-like.

Almost half of the Sierra Club members voted for Zuckerman. So only half of the people in the club are racist, bigoted, xenophobes?

http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2009/08/10/leader-of-sierra-club-takeover-effort-resurfaces-with-new-anti-immigrant-warning/

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[-] -1 points by 1sealyon (434) 2 years ago

40 % of the Sierra Club members voted anti-immigrant. That speaks volumes about the mentality of people that join that org and others like it. Earth First? People come second, the dirt is first. PETA, " a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy". They are hate groups.

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[-] 0 points by 1sealyon (434) 2 years ago

Get some knowledge.

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[-] -1 points by 1sealyon (434) 2 years ago

You were seeking knowledge, not inspiration. Divine intervention is not required, just an open mind and a little work.

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[-] -1 points by 1sealyon (434) 2 years ago

If global warming was the only problem facing humanity we would not call this planet Earth, we would call it Nirvana.

AGW is actually a tiny issue. There is so much more in the need to know category.

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[-] -1 points by 1sealyon (434) 2 years ago

We kill and injure 240k per year on US highways alone. Another 350k die from McDonald's french fries, 250k from smoking, and 50k from handguns. We abort about about 20 million children per year world wide (many just because they are girls) and 4 million starve to death.

Yes, AGW is a tiny problem that there is really little interest in solving (as evidenced by actions over the past 30 years). In the future people will wonder about our indifference to human suffering while spending hundreds of $ billions on folly like AGW, Alar on apples, silicone breast implants, organic vegetables, and cat food.

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[-] -1 points by 1sealyon (434) 2 years ago

AGW is cats and dogs compared to real problems that kill, maim, and starve human beings every day.

Spending money and , more importantly, intellectual capital on stopping AGW is like sending coloring books to children starving in Somalia.

With all of the tens of billions spent to date to stop AGW by how many months have we delayed the temp rise 100 years from today?

If you can't answer that question honestly for your self you are not serious about the issue.