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  •  This is all very true (1+ / 0-)
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    But imagine if the press allowed themselves to scare people about global warming with just 10% of the fervor that they scared people about Iraq... or any other scary frightening panic of the moment. The press knows about scaring people.

    Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

    by Nowhere Man on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:03:54 PM PST

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    •  But that's a good example of what I mean, (1+ / 0-)
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      I think.  When the press think "scare people", the subject of the "scaring" is always a political enemy.  Climate change doesn't have an easy personification, so they don't have an easy formula for "scaring people because it doesn't fit into their "insta create an enemy" formulations.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:04:30 PM PST

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      •  They should spend more time at the movies... (0+ / 0-)

        Hollywood certainly knows how to make nature be frightening.

        Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

        by Nowhere Man on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:28:23 PM PST

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