Re: [greenyes] Neither Side is Going to the Gas Chambers
Subject: Re: [greenyes] Neither Side is Going to the Gas Chambers
From: Alan Muller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:42:14 -0500
At 02:13 PM 2/18/2005 -0600, Peter Anderson wrote:
In the continuing controversy over my posting on GreenYes of a Wall
Street Journal article about Stephen McIntyre, who is a global warming
I have not been reading this thread but want to chime in support of the
points (I take it) Peter is making here.
The vast majority of professional global-warming-deniers I've encountered
have not impressed me. Most of them seem to be whores of fossil fuel
interests or whatever. But not all. And the integrity of science as a
truth-finder requires respectful attention to good-faith contrarians.
Aside from that, the people out there listening to the debate--or not now
listening--are the ones needing to be reached. I doubt that
highly-inflated rhetoric is the way to do that. (I suppose a lot of people
would consider the American Petroleum Institute seems a pretty credible
Aside from that, hey, lets notice that we have "won" if that's the
term. it's not debatable any more among reasonable people: Warming is
happening and has to be addressed. Even the nutballs now running the US
will have to shift their positions pretty soon.
I think the time has come to recognize that the basic debate is over and to
shift the discussion to "what do we do about it " and how sustainable
materials management fit's it.
Alan Muller, Executive Director
Port Penn, DE 19731 USA