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  •  Another thing that is worrisome (0+ / 0-)

    about blocking Keystone - even if it magically went well beyond what those who propose this strategy hope and COMPLETELY shut down the tar sands - that will only prevent a 0.02-0.05 C increase in global temperature - or about 1% of projected increases from carbon emissions.

    Is blocking 1% a good thing - sure, absolutely!

    But with all the over-blown hyperbole in this issue - will it really be possible to whip people into a frenzy 99 more times to solve the problem?   The boy who cried wolf story, people's response to torture and our idiotic wars of choice (really, who beyond a few cranks like myself who post at places like DK really care about those things anymore?), etc - suggest not.

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