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Science, Money, and Politics by Daniel S. Greenberg
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Daniel Greenberg seems to be extremely bitter and cynical after writing about the scientific enterprise for 40 years. In spite of the overwhelmingly negative tone of the book, he still addressed important criticisms of the scientific community that m ...more
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Why We Disagree about Climate Change by Mike Hulme
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Seven ways in which we disagree about climate change

1. Science
Three limits to science that we must recognize. First, scientific knowledge about climate change will always be incomplete. Second, what counts as scientific knowledge for public decision
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Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
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p6 "America is always at its most powerful and most influential when it is combining innovation and inspiration, wealth building and dignity-building, the quest for big profits and the tackling of big problems. When we do just one,
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Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
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Serving God, Saving the Planet by Matthew Sleeth
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God designed the earth to sustain every generation's needs, not everything we could ever want.

"God gave us dominion over everything." Yes, but when we exterminate a species or destroy a habitat, we forever lose dominion over it. We cancel God's bless
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The Climate Fix by Roger A. Pielke Jr.
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"The goal of politics is not to get everyone to think alike, but rather, to get people who think differently to act alike." --Walter Lippmann

Short-term costs must be commensurate with short-term benefits.

Telling countries to cut back doesn't sell. Ex
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Reason in a Dark Time by Dale Jamieson
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"We are constantly told that we stand at a unique moment in human history and that this is the last chance to make a difference. But every point in human history is unique, and it is always the last chance to make some particular diffe
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Don't Even Think About It by George  Marshall
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Attitudes on climate change have become a social cue like gun control: a shorthand for figuring out who is in our group and cares about us.

Climate change is a global problem that requires a collective response and so is especially prone to the bystan
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Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes
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Scientists do not think that the Sun is the casue of global warming because the lower atmosphere is heating up, but the upper atmosphere is not. The sun would make both of them warmer.

Common right-wing refrain: environment
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Reinventing the Sacred by Stuart A. Kauffman
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