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  •  Weirdly, I feel as though some of the "red" states (5+ / 0-)

    are somewhat more in tune with climate change as an actual phenomenon, since many areas of the plains states and southeastern states are rural and depend on the natural cycles for agriculture, tourism, and fishing. When something's out of kilter, they seem to realize it first. A drought in Texas or Missouri is a bit hard to deny when your way of life depends on the expected rainfall and stable temperatures. Then again, a lot of sad souls conclude this as supernatural. But it seems, at least, that some are waking up.

    Even Yale's Climate Change Communication conducted a recent survey which found that 52% of Republican-leaning people "believe" in climate change (as if the science were something to be "believed" in the first place.)

    I've heard this before, but it does seem with each passing year that environmentalists really are ahead of the curve of so many debates about our entire human existence.

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

    by rovertheoctopus on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 01:17:30 PM PDT

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    •  thanks rover, that survey was encouraging (3+ / 0-)
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      have to keep that in mind when viewing comments. Just one over the top stupid comment such as the one you wrote about above can be so stunning that it negates several reasonable views. Have to stay focused and just let go of the negativity.

      Macca's Meatless Monday

      by VL Baker on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 01:31:11 PM PDT

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