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12. The evocation of numbers and the Biden administration policy are not "insults."
Sat Jun 8, 2024, 03:52 PM
Jun 8

They are statements of facts.

Now as to whether referring dismissively to the Biden administration's Secretary of Energy, in my view an outstanding public official, as "Jenny" is or is not an insult of that fine official, is not for me to say. Secretary Granholm is a fine, highly intelligent woman for whom I have great respect. As a long time politician, I'm sure she has a thick skin.

I reserve the right to lack respect for people whose ignorance kills people, the magnitude of the death toll being reported in these fine scientific publications, which are open sourced and available for serious person to read and which use numbers:

Prevented Mortality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Historical and Projected Nuclear Power (Pushker A. Kharecha* and James E. Hansen Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47 (9), pp 4889–4895)

Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 (Lancet Volume 396, Issue 10258, 17–23 October 2020, Pages 1223-1249).

As to whether whiny bourgeois balderdash should be "considered," I reserve the right to consider it for what it is.

Again, the literature citations are for serious people; unserious people have no trouble ignoring them.

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