Tuesday, November 27, 2007

More Quotes From The Green Community

Message #3 - 09/20/07 02:20 PM
Here's a QUOTABLE QUOTES section on what The Green Movement says about:
Anthropogenic Global Warming
"On the one hand, as scientists, we are ethically bound to the scientific method, in effect promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but…. On the other hand, we are not just scientists but human beings as well. And like most people we’d like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climatic change. To do that we need to get some broadbased support, to capture the public’s imagination…. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have…. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."--Dr. Wattenburg, Steven Schneider of Stanford University. DISCOVER magazine, Oct 1989, pg. 47

(According to the good Dr's, it's BEST that if one doesn’t have good science to support one’s conclusions, to scare the masses for the sake of the Earth and lie to them than it is to not say anything.)

"No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits…. climate change [provides] the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world." - Christine Stewart on AGW, Canadian Environment Minister, Calgary Herald, December 14, 1998

""In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality, and the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous [global warming] is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are."--Al Gore On AGW, 2006

What They said THEN:

"In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish."-Paul Ehrlich, Earth Day (1970)

"I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000".-Paul Ehrlich in (1969)
"This cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands of people. If it continues and no strong action is taken, it will cause world famine, world chaos and world war, and this could all come about before the year 2000".-Lowell Ponte in “The Cooling”, 1976

"The continued rapid cooling of the earth since WWII is in accord with the increase in global air pollution associated with industrialization, mechanization, urbanization and exploding population."-Reid Bryson, “Global Ecology; Readings towards a rational strategy for Man”, (1971)

"There are ominous signs that the earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production—with serious political implications for just about every nation on earth. The drop in food production could begin quite soon… The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologist are hard-pressed to keep up with it."-Newsweek, April 28, (1975)

"If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder by the year 2000. … This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age."-Kenneth E.F. Watt on air pollution and global cooling, Earth Day (1970)

What they say NOW:
"As global temperature climbs to 3°C above present levels - which is likely to happen before the end of this century if greenhouse emissions continue unabated - the consequences will become increasingly severe. More than a third of species face extinction. Agricultural yields will start to fall in many parts of the world. Millions of people will be at risk from coastal flooding. Heatwaves, droughts, floods and wildfires will take an ever greater toll."-Michael Le Page, NewScientist.com, 16 May 2007

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