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Corin Goodwin
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"The report found that when you took the externalized costs into effect, essentially NONE of the industries was actually making a profit. The huge profit margins being made by the world’s most profitable industries (oil, meat, tobacco, mining, electronics) is being paid for against the future: we are trading long term sustainability for the benefit of shareholders. Sometimes the environmental costs vastly outweighed revenue, meaning that these industries would be constantly losing money had they actually been paying for the ecological damage and strain they were causing."

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"Proctor found that ignorance spreads when firstly, many people do not understand a concept or fact and secondly, when special interest groups – like a commercial firm or a political group – then work hard to create confusion about an issue. In the case of ignorance about tobacco and climate change, a scientifically illiterate society will probably be more susceptible to the tactics used by those wishing to confuse and cloud the truth."

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Stop messing with the weather, grandma! 

"This week, 2015 was officially declared the warmest year on record. Droughts are worsening, resources are dwindling, and sea levels are rising—alongside witch killings, if the past has anything to say about the present. 

Witches probably make you think of the infamous witch trials of medieval Europe, which led to the execution of as many as one million individuals between the 13th and 19th centuries."

#climatechange  

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It’s official: 2015 ‘smashed’ 2014’s global temperature record. It wasn’t even close. 

#climatechange  

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A Teenager Just Told Senate Republicans That Their Anti-Carbon Cap Bill Is a Dumb Idea

(... and it was my daughter!)

#carbon   #climatechange    #AGW   #proudmama  

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What, #climatechange isn't relevant? :-/
Amazing. Nearly 200 nations just signed a historic climate agreement in Paris and not a single question about climate change at last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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Because you never know when you'll need them
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#climatechange 

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"While posing as representatives from oil and gas companies, the Greenpeace U.K. investigators struck deals with academics from Princeton and Penn State to publish academic articles that promoted the positive benefits of carbon dioxide and the positive impacts of coal for the poor."

#climatechange  

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"How is a warming planet going to shape the life of a baby born in Toronto in December 2015? The Star asked 10 scientists from Canada and the U.S. to describe the ways climate change will redefine life in the 21st century. These stories are based on their educated guesses of best and worst case scenarios, based on the scientific consensus."

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"Global climate: it’s complicated. Any long-term solution will require profound changes in how we generate energy. At the same time, there are everyday things that you can do to reduce your personal contribution to a warming planet. Here are seven simple guidelines on how your choices today affect the climate tomorrow."

#climatechange  
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