Why do some take belief in Global Warming as a political issue?

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    I believe the science of climate change and global warming is pretty solid. But I've been called a liberal or democrat/progressive on that alone.

    Now, I never said I think Al Gore's carbon trading scam or whatever was the best solution, just that I believe the science....

    So why is this belief treated as if reflects on my political leanings one way or another by so many others?
     
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    You'll have to ask the skeptics/deniers, they're the ones trying to pretend that charges of "socialism" aren't "politicizing the issue"! Then when some people send PRIVATE emails about how to counter this politicization, the perpetrators STEAL THEM and act all shocked and start pointing fingers!!! :cuckoo:
     
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    You would be wrong on your assumption. Take a look at a few of the sceptics sites and then come back and talk to us about the "settled science".


    Here is a little segement from climateaudit...


    "Unfortunately, IPCC seems far more concerned about secrecy than in requiring its contributors to archive data. I received another request to remove discussion of IPCC draft reports. On this issue, David Appell and I are in full agreement – see David Appell’s collection of ZOD chapters here. Read More »"

    Why, oh why, if the science is so solid would anybody need or want to hide it?


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    Actually it was an insider who released the CLIMATEGATE emails. No matter how hard you try and smear the sceptics the fact remains it was someone on the inside who released the information. And surprise surprise it was stuff that had been requested from the CRU for YEARS! So much for scientific integrity.
     
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    Private emails have been requested for years? Seems doubtful!!! :doubt:
     
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    And consider this:

    While global warming has been a concern for many many many many many many many decades some things are for certain:

    1. Never before has there been billions upon billions upon billions of humans polluting planet earth

    2. Never before has there been billions upon billions of gasoline burning vehicles
    spewing pollution into the atmosphere

    3. Never before has there been billions of homes demanding energy from polluting sources

    4. Never before has there been billions of buildings demanding energy from polluting sources

    5. Never before has there been billions of polluting energy generating sources

    6. Never before has there been billions upon billions upon billions upon billions upon billions of humans supporting the clearing of the rainforest for food products not knowing the long term impact of removing massive numbers of trees and medicinal plants.

    7. Never before has planet earth been expected to absorb tons and tons and tons and tons of pollution with human beings having no idea what the impact might be.

    8. Never before has there been billions upon billions upon billions upon billions upon billions upon billions upon billions of human beings believing THEIR pollution is having zero impact ....... can we say ignorance is bliss.

    9. Never before has there been billions upon billions upon billions upon billions upon billions of humans applying millions of gallons and or pounds of toxic chemicals to the landscapes.



    Sloan's proposal for an electric car fee met with skepticism / LJWorld.com
     
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    ..... Never in Recorded History, and that is what we are limited to. Still, Nature has it's own fixes.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsTK2LHZKPQ]Nature's Way by Spirit - YouTube[/ame]
    Spirit - "Nature's Way" (1970)

    This is no way to treat a Temple? Agreed. Totalitarianism is not the answer either
     
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    If you say billions more than once, you're playing with it.
     
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