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Climate change debate enters twilight zone (with video)
May 13th, 2014 by Warren Swil

Despite mounting evidence,

conspiracy theories flourish

An image from NASA showing the glaciers bordering the Amundsen Sea that were studied. Click image to enlarge.

WITH EVIDENCE INCREASING almost daily that climate change caused by human activity has arrived and will grow worse, the tenor of debate in America is undergoing a disturbing transformation.
The news from NASA this week about melting glaciers in the Antarctic grabbed the headlines with its predictions about rising sea levels. They are indeed alarming.
But the right wing noise machine has a new strategy for doing its best to ensure that nothing is done to reverse the looming calamity.
Instead of attacking the science – an increasingly futile pursuit but one which has worked wonders in the past – climate change deniers are now couching it in conspiracy theories bordering on lunacy.
It’s all a communist plot, they say.
Watch a NASA video explaining the melting glaciers below the fold.


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OBAMA UNSCRIPTED: Careful, thoughtful foreign policy the right prescription

PRESIDENT RECOGNIZES LIMITS OF U.S. POWER IN MODERN WORLD
In a rare candid moment, President Obama revealed a thoughtful, realistic assessment of the US role in the modern world in unscripted remarks in the Philippines on April 28.
The punditocracy – both left and right – is wrong.
The president was absolutely correct in his assessment that thought leaders have failed to learn the lessons of the past decade as the US fought two disastrous and expensive wars with negative blowback for America and the world.


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