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NASA Scientist: Climate Change Is a Moral Matter, Like Slavery

Douglas38 Wrote: Apr 07, 2012 6:05 PM
Climate change is, of course, settled science in the sense that climate always changes. Global warming, on the other hand, particularly to catastrophic levels, is far from settled. Indeed, there is legitimate scientific debate on the issue.

It is truly amazing to me that conservatives are so often dismissively labeled as "extremists," "radicals," and plain old "crazy," while leftists constantly reward their own for tossing around intellectually cheap and practically deranged statements like this one. No, global warming does not share a moral basis with slavery: slavery is fundamentally, philosophically wrong, while climate change is based on the conflicting claims of a not-personally-disinterested scientific community -- and personally, I think our crushingly unsustainable rate of spending and debt accrual is a much larger travesty for future generations than our energy usage.

Averting the worst...