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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:29 PM

The Republican Strategy to Make the Problem of Climate Change Go Away

... as illustrated by Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

Zaphod burst out in annoyance: "Who are they Trillian?"
Trillian span her seat round to face him and shrugged.
"Just a couple of guys we seem to have picked up in open space," she said. "Section ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha."
"Yeah, well that's a very sweet thought Trillian," complained Zaphod, "but do you really think it's wise under the circumstances?
(snip)
"Zaphod," she said patiently, "they were floating unprotected in open space ... you wouldn't want them to have died would you?"
"Well, you know ... no. Not as such, but ..."
"Not as such? Not die as such? But?" Trillian cocked her head on one side.
"Well, maybe someone else might have picked them up later."
"A second later and they would have been dead."
"Yeah, so if you'd taken the trouble to think about the problem a bit longer it would have gone away."

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Towlie Dec 2019 OP
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2019 #1

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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:38 PM

1. Seems pretty apropos

The thing is that I don't think that Republicans don't believe there is a problem. It's just that they know that actually DOING SOMETHING about the problem will cause them to lose votes, corporate donations, etc., so they tend to skirt around the issue, put the focus on all of the supposed "economic harm" Democratic proposals to address the problem may cause, fudge with numbers, basically try to create uncertainty where there really is none- not too unlike what they are trying to do with Trump/Russia/Ukraine. Anything at all to avoid seriously addressing the problem.

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