It's the Perception Stupid.
1. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig
Environmental politics, commentary and analysis from the inside.
As usual your comments are bereft of any insight or intelligence. A substancial rebuttal usually implies doing more then [sic] quoting a couple of new york times columns.Any legitimate rebuttal requires more than an ad hominem attack. The fact I was exposing in the history review post was the poor NYT reporter stationed in Afghanistan in 2001 covering a stone age country in chaos. A lonely beat until 9-11. To far leftists it was an idyllic state and then we ruined it. Uh uh.
Way to be aggresive Brian Dennehy, get a new vocabulary and grow some balls while you're at it.
You're some old guy sitting in his living room watching porn, clipping coupons, and writing the local paper's editorial section every afternoon. [ Ah no I don't do any of those activities} You must be severly disturbed Mark, I don't know how you be this far along in life and not realize you're the person nobody can stand. [Opinion, unsubstantiated] The person nobody likes. [The person those averse to truth detest to be sure although in limted numbers] The person that's always complaining at a resturant, forcing the rest of us to kick your ass.[No. I never go to a restaurant where this would be necessary.]
You're the pussy that everyone hates, and it's about time you realized it.[It isn't me going to others' blogs and calling the owner names] You're a troll Mark: you've been told so on a dozens of different blogs, even forcing Potty Mouth to shut down her comments section. [No it was the self-published shills who did this not I. Moreover I'm not anonymous. Trolls always are.]You never stop, do you? [No I don't. This is an opinion site moron.] Will you ever realize that you are probably the most annoying and mentally unstable person on the web? [Opinion. Competition is fierce. mY stabilty is on better footing than troll stalkers I assure you] Someone needs to take your mouse away from you.[Try it bucko.]
“If most Americans eventually decide that they want to ... surround our national parks with an industrial slum of strip mines, power plants, trailerhouse cities ... there’s not much that people like me can do about it except complain,” he wrote to an interviewer. And complain Abbey did, as these letters amply demonstrate. Yet it was in his books — most notably “Desert Solitaire,” “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” “The Journey Home” and “The Fool’s Progress” (a bawdy grievance lodged against life itself) — that Abbey took the complaint and transformed it into an art form, distilling beauty from bile. “I know the earth,” Pablo Neruda once wrote, “and I am sad.” That wasn’t enough for Abbey. I know the earth, he roared, and I am mad.Yeah, I'm mad too.
Several speakers also had strong words for the media, which they accused of distorting scientific consensus in the name of journalistic balance. David Helfand, chairman of the Columbia University astronomy department, said for instance that while 99 percent of scientists working in the field of climate change are convinced that it is serious and the result of human activity, the views of the 1 percent who disagree are often given equal weight in stories about global warming.
The question is not whether climate change is happening but whether, in the face of this emergency, we ourselves can change fast enough.
The writer is secretary general of the United Nations.
However, there are a very few self-styled sceptics who, for whatever reason, try to subvert the scientific method, and they should certainly be exposed for so doing.Amen brother.