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  • LePage is unlikely to promote any policy that deals with climate change. Thats the bad news. The good is that he’s one and done.

    The other good news is that climate activists are energized. 350.org is leading efforts to bring attention to global warming. Last Tuesday 1500 people attended an event at the State Theater in Portland, the Do The Math Tour, sponsored by 350. Two weeks earlier 70 people attended an organizational meeting of 350 Maine at Unity College in Unity.

    Also Unity College is the 1st college in the US to divest from fossil fuel investments. They wont be the last. We need to move toward clean energy.

  • Anonymous

    Seas are rising, temps are rising, Who cares the cause. Its happening we should prepare.

  • StillRelaxin

    Argue as many people have and will on this topic, the fact remains that this little blue marble is all we’ve got and the more damage we do to it (however small “some” may think that may be) is not a good thing. In terms of what we’ll be leaving to our offspring, any movement toward technologies and fuels that do no harm or much less harm will always be a move in a positive direction.

  • Nice common sense editorial. The “hows and whys” are important, though they are secondary to the pressing matter at hand, which are un-deniable (though there are still those that do.) Though leadership at the top would be most welcome, local governments and citizens need to take their own initiatives and not wait for the States and Feds.

    Oceanfront property is not looking like a quality long term investment.

  • Anonymous

    Not all agree.

    Global Warming Science Facts: Latest NOAA Data Confirm Long-Term Ocean Warming From CO2 Is Minimal To Insignificant

    The global warming
    science facts do not support the climate doomsday scientists’ contention
    that human CO2 emissions are causing dangerous long-term ocean warming – the empirical evidence is ‘unequivocal’ about this

    • Weather you agree or not is not an issue. What dose matter is that it is happening and the cause is clear. Burning fossil fuels releases CO2 into the atmosphere which in turn causes warming.

      How does it feel to be a mouth piece for the corporations that profit from selling oil and coal? What you are saying is what they want you to say.

      • Anonymous

        OH…I forgot only opinions from the left count. Anyone with a different view or opinion are subject to being called names or personal attack. The fact of the matter is the cause isn’t clear. Did you notice before you started your attack on me, this wasn’t my opinion but NOAA. Write them and tell them they are “mouth piece for the corporations.” I only attempted to point out there are different views.

        • Anonymous

          • Anonymous

            Why? Because I don’t believe in the left’s motto….don’t question, just follow. Is there something wrong with pointing out other view points? I thought this was what this section was all about..sharing of ideas and different opinions.

          • Anonymous

            what you state is inaccurate, NOAA, as an agency recognizes climate changge. It is perfectly legit to point this out and offer critisism of your false statements, they are inaccurate facts not opinions. Try this http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/climate/adaptation.html
            for the whole story.

          • Anonymous

            go watch Fox News

          • Anonymous

            And FOX news has what to do with NOAA? Again this section is call OPINION. I guess it needs to be changed to LEFT OPINION ONLY. All this from the party that preaches tolerance.

          • Anonymous

          • Anonymous

            I will not go away. I also will not be bullied or put down by some self righteous individual for simply posting an opposing opinion to the article written. Not sharing your view, does not gives you the right to continuously insult me and tell me to “Go away.” I will continue to post as I feel and you can continue to be self righteous and rude.

          • Anonymous

            What is this monolithic Left you speak of?

            Did you see the differences in the audiences of Obama and Romney after the election?

            Romney’s old white guy crowd vs. a real representation of what America looks like?

            the GOP is like the Beach Boys their fans are dying.

          • Hey, hey, hey the Beach Boys are still cool in my book. The GOP…well, not so much.

          • Anonymous

            I agree with you on both counts.

          • Anonymous

            Of the hierarchy of things to preach, I think the left is more about reality and science…

    • Anonymous

      No, there is a scientific consensus that AGW is
      a fact. Factoids provided by the Fox
      info-tainment services have not changed the minds of a single major scientific
      academy.

      • Anonymous

        Seeing where you brought up Fox news. Would you please share with me what you feel is the best and most accurate source of news I should be watching. So in the future I will have only the CORRECT information.

        • Fox is a good place to not start looking.

        • Anonymous

          The jpeer reviewed journals Science and Nature (and Nature Geoscience), AGU journals, Climate Change, Climate, Tellus etc.

          The IPCC reports summarize and integrate the above.

          FAUX News tells low-brow lies.

          Yessah

    • And what exactly does this have to do with the editorial? There is nothing about a doomsday scenario or even about the cause of global warming. That was purposely omitted.

      Going straight to the source vs taking a bloggers opinion as fact is usually the best course:
      http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cmb-faq/globalwarming.html

      What seems minimal on a micro scale, is actually rather significant on a macro scale.

      I don’t believe a cataclysmic event is forthcoming, though I do believe the world our future generations grow up in will be quite a bit different than ours for a number of reasons. The time to make adjustments is not at the very last minute (or after the fact), it’s before.

    • You are dead wrong. Get it straight. You go to a science skeptic blog,
      sponsored by the Koch brothers, and present their skewed
      misrepresentations of NOAA data as fact. The blog C3 headline.com is nothing more than a front for the fossil fuel industry. They lie and you are swallow the whole load.

    • Anonymous

      Pseudoscience kookery that appeals to the low-information anti-science anti-reality crowd.

      Anyone that believes that steaming heap is a fool.

      It is time to ignore the deniers.

      Yessah

    • Grateful Head

      “the empirical evidence is ‘unequivocal’ about this”

      No, the empirical evidence is quite clear that human activity, particularly burning carbon based fuels which add CO2 to the atmosphere, is the driving force behind the global temperature increase.

  • Anonymous

    In the face of overwhelming data, physical evidence and events that are undeniably supporting a global warming trend, we can count on Governor LePage to do the logical thing and hold the party line. Besides Maine has got it’s own disaster sitting in Blaine House.

    • Anonymous

      Follows the lepage economic plan of turing ME into a four season tourist mecca similar to North Carolina.

    • Agreed. LePage has shown that he’s capable of ignoring anything that doesn’t fit his view of the world.

  • Shocking World Bank Climate Report: ‘A 4°C [7°F] World Can, And Must, Be Avoided’ To Avert ‘Devastating’ Impacts

    By Joe Romm on Nov 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    And So The Bank Must Stop Funding All New Fossil Fuel Plants

    Another day, another staid international organization reviews the latest climate science and rings the loudest possible alarm.

    The World Bank’s sobering new report, “Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided,” warns that “we’re
    on track for a 4°C warmer world marked by extreme heat-waves,
    declining global food stocks, loss of ecosystems and biodiversity, and
    life-threatening sea level rise.”

  • Anonymous

    The science is clear – human activity is warming the planet.

    It is time to ignore the deniers.

    Yessah

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