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  •  They are clueless on the irony of being... (5+ / 0-)
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    DeadHead, dinotrac, JWK, pelagicray, JeffW

    ...able to drill for fossil fuel in areas where they previously couldn't because the burning of fossil fuels obtained elsewhere has led to dwindling of the ice. Burning more of it will make it still easier to drill. Soon, perhaps, they can sink their bits into Antartica.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 11:39:53 PM PST

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    •  Probably more greedy than clueless, but... (2+ / 0-)
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      the story does highlight a need to step out from under the propaganda veil with regard to the effects of global warming to find anything that we can put to use for our survival.

      Emerging economies, led by China and it's ever-growing collection of coal-fired power plants, continue to push greenhouse gas emissions upwards.

      We are past the point of preventing disaster.  For the sake of our great-grandchildren, we still have to work on turning things around, but we have to turn our attention to survival or it won't matter what else we do.

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      by dinotrac on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 12:29:31 AM PST

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