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  •  I grew up ... (6+ / 0-)

    and early professional years seeing that Doomsday clock and dreading the implications -- and now, with knowledge, I view that "five minutes to" as rosy optimism that contributes to the scientific caution that understates the severity of the situation.

    The Draft Climate Impact report was released Friday ...

    In September 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will publish its fifth assessment of climate science, which will authoritatively document the changing climate. We call on you to commit your administration to firmly accept the panel's scientific findings, urgently integrate these findings into national policy, and confidently face those who irresponsibly argue that climate change science is not relevant.
    Why wait until September?

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    by A Siegel on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 05:43:27 PM PST

    •  Because nothing succeeds like (1+ / 0-)
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      A Siegel

      procrastination?

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 02:23:14 AM PST

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