|Carbon dioxide Global Warming|
"the larger trends are continuing unabated--and, at least in the United States, essentially unacknowledged ....A large reason for this failure rests with my profession...the Fourth Estate. Were the press to make connections between global climate change and, say, the thirty-five inch downpour in Houston two years ago that left up to $12 billion in damages, the record setting floods in northern Europe in the summer of 2002....and the disintegration of the planet's ice cover, I think the public would respond."
"Such a heavy issue"
"But the driving motivation behind this book is to change the way we regard this threat--to make our responses far less fearful and defensive and to recast this moment in human history as an unprecedented opportunity.... provide a lift-off toward a far more promising human future."
"Not only are we gambling with our future, we are gambling with our eyes blindfolded. We can't even read the cards we've been dealt."
"Since the early 1990s, the fossil fuel lobby has mounted an extremely effective campaign of deception and (distortion) disinformation designed to persuade policymakers, the press, and the public that the issue of climate change is stuck in scientific uncertainty."
"...the administration's energy plan,...is basically a fast track to climate chaos."
"the most plentiful source of affordable energy."
"I believe the real danger to civilization is that . . . we don't do anything for 10 years."
"There may be some short-term benefits from global warming. In the long run, they will be no more than a pleasant interlude before an indeterminate nightmare."
"Titanic clash of interests"
"It basically amounts to a privatization of truth."
"This time the corruption ....involves the future of this civilization ...forward into a century of disintegration."
"Rising water temperatures are dramatically changing the composition of marine populations."
"Even China with its vast deposits of coal, managed to cut its greenhouse emissions by 19 percent during a five-year period in which its economy grew by 36 percent."
U.S. "profoundly out of step ...relative to the rest of the world."
" Unfortunately though many environmental problems can be addressed through lifestyle changes, climate change is not one of them."
"Soft approaches do not normally prevail in hardball competition."
The Boiling Point, 2004. This chronicles the post 1998-2003 disinformation campaign by Coal and Oil companies especially the largest Exxon-Mobil (Standard Oil of Ohio and Standard Oil of California).
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