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In 2013, Cornwall (with assistance from the Heritage Foundation) launched the Resisting the Green Dragon campaign, which the sociologist Antony Alumkal calls “a case study in the paranoid style, using rhetoric that is extreme even by Christian Right standards in order to scare laypeople away from [environmentalism].” The campaign included both a book, written by physicist and “lay theologian” James Wanliss,” and a 12-part DVD series starring luminaries of the evangelical right, all laying out the case that green Christian movements are born of a “spiritual deception” that puts the needs of nature before people—a demonic worldview that requires an explicitly Christian response.
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: butcherguy
This topic, climate change denial refers to those who refuse to accept man's role in it. This is widely accepted, you are just trying to grasp straws to denounce the article.
Between the rising CO2 and CH4 levels, deforestation, topagraphy changes via diverting rivers, building dams, ect..one has to be ignorant to proclaim our species is not impacting the overal climate on this planet.
As far as AGW, the evidence is out there from the number of record highs vs record lows, revord setting hurricane seasons, warm water fish migration, ocean heat content levels, ect.
The problem is so many ignore the evidence, scream tax scam, reference Al Gore, and among a few other standardized fall back arguments proclaim the climate changed in the past therefore it must be natural and not caused by humans.
It is sad that so many on ATS embrace ignorance over evidence.
Sea-level rise isn’t just happening; it’s accelerating. And some areas of the United States—like Florida—are seeing “hot spots” where the ocean can creep up six times faster than average.
Those are the findings of two new studies published yesterday, which have potentially troubling implications for urban planners trying to address sea-level rise. They also help explain why residents of Florida and North Carolina have seen sharp increases in coastal flooding in recent years.
Sea levels in the Southeast—between Cape Hatteras, N.C., and Miami—rose dramatically between 2011 and 2015, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters. The spike in sea levels is driven by a combination of natural factors that is exacerbated by human-caused sea-level rise.
originally posted by: SeaYote
a reply to: jrod
I am so fed up and disgusted with the politicizing and manipulations --- yeah Al Gore is a wanker. and so are the paid pawns getting rich preaching the gospel of endless fossil fuel use.
Human beings are ripping up this planet, spewing crap into the atmosphere, and crap into the oceans.
Humans are damaging the planet and endangering everything that lives here.
as individuals, sure we can each recycle, compost, drive less, use less...so on and so on, but we need to demand better solutions.
I believe alternative technologies have been invented, more than once, and I believe that technology has been repressed by those with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo ---- and they are happy to chum the waters and keep everyone fighting about it.
While we might differ on opinions, at least you add the discussion with good points.
The sea level does appear to be rising though.
originally posted by: butcherguy
Here is an article in The Scientific American saying that sea levels have dropped.
Are they lying?
And nothing is more disingenuous than to accuse the other side of doing what your side has been doing to a much greater degree.
originally posted by: DanDanDat
Provide me a pragmatic solution with a clear calculation of risk vs reward and ROI; that doesn't make the rich richer and the pore porer and I will support climate change mitigation.
Until then this is all just mental masturbation. Two groups of people trying to convince others how big their penises are, and how we should all worship it.