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No. It's called 'alternative viewpoints'

Posted by: Joel Jacobson ( none, USA ) on March 19, 1999 at 18:07:37:

In Reply to: Actually it's called 'Greenwashing' posted by bill on March 19, 1999 at 12:31:36:

: Not a single one is devoted actually studying the environment.

Which was never the issue. My point was taht the whole enviro-scare industry is dead wrong and the "global warming" scare is a manufactured issue to drum up support for left wing ideologies. We don't need to 'save the environment' as it's in no real large-scale danger.

: Nearly all of them represent right wing opinions, with all supporting free-market, laissez-faire ideologies.

And your sources represent left wing opinions, with all supporting anti-choice, statist ideologies.

: What is of interest is the lengths to which these groups go to pretend concern with the environment. It almost seems like panic and would be laughable if it weren't for the patented dishonesty.

No. You misread them. They're showing how collective action harms the environment and the human race. I mean it's not they're putting out the Doomsday bullshit like Al Gore or Paul Ehrlich. They're not showing concern for the environment; they're showing why we don't need to be overly concerned about the environment.

: A Magnificent example of "greenwashing" is presented by the site:
: http://www.nhes.com/current_issue/feature.html
: This is called The World Climate Report.
: A click on the "Sponsors" icon leads to: "Funding for World Climate Report is provided by Greening Earth Society"
: A click to Greening Earth Society (another 'green' site) provides a single link on the home page. That link is Fossillfuels.org.
: At Fossilfuels.org there are no more illusions. The site describes itself as: "...a website devoted to describing the importance of coal, oil, and natural gas, and to address issues surrounding their use."
: Now I wonder what the oil, gas, and coal industry's interest in global warming might be? Surely there's no conflict of interest here, (titter, titter) just objective (ha,ha) scientific (chortle) research (Har, Har)right? Hahhah sorry just can't help myself hahaha...

No. YOu're completely right. They do have an interest in all of this. Just like Doomsday politicians, like Al gore, have political gain in prophesying the world's destruction regardless of the truth of it. My whole post was that "global warming" is not a 'set' issue, which was what Gideon was claiming. I fully admit I have no concern for the environment. What I'm concerned about is how the environment affects human beings.

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