[Vision2020] Al Gore thinks climate "deniers" are akin to racists from the Old South

Donovan Arnold donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 1 20:48:54 PDT 2011

I do think someone sounds ignorant and uneducated when they deny global warming and humans having a negative impact on the Earth's environment. I also think someone sounds ignorant and uneducated about people when they say racist, sexist, homophobic things. So, yes, in that respect, I think the two are similar. Other than this, no, there are no similarities. 
Donovan Arnold

From: Paul Rumelhart <godshatter at yahoo.com>
To: Vision 2020 <Vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 1, 2011 1:14 PM
Subject: [Vision2020] Al Gore thinks climate "deniers" are akin to racists from the Old South

I'd like to get some vision2020 members opinions on this.  Here is an article from the Huffington Post where in an interview Al Gore talks about "winning the conversation" with climate deniers which refers to how racist comments were basically shunned in everyday conversations after the civil rights movement occurred.

Here is the article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/30/gore-climate-change-deniers_n_940802.html

Do you think it's legitimate to treat talk of skepticism of anthropogenic global warming in the same way that we do racist language today?

Should I, as a climate skeptic, be told that "we don't talk about that here in polite conversation" when I have a question about something related to the science of climate change?

Just curious if I sound like everyone's uncle that everybody seems to have that embarrasses you every time you go out in public with him.

Is that really a healthy attitude to have about scientific skepticism?


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