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I found this article interesting because it unveils a strange alliance between a radical lefty group and the scientific community, according to this paragraph:

"Civil rights attorney Joyce Schon of progressive group By Any Means Necessary encouraged participants to display their passion for the cause. "Your role is to discover the truth and lay down your lives to disseminate it," she told attendees during a panel discussion. The group distributed flyers asking scientists to "Defend our Science and to Fight for the Real Political Action Necessary to Solve the Environmental Crisis." "

Unbelievable that educated people would form an alliance with a radical fringe group like "By Any Means Necessary". Check out their web site to see what a Marxist group they are:

http://www.bamn.com/

1 posted on 12/18/2010 7:39:55 AM PST by epithermal
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To: epithermal

Did they have a panel discussion on how to properly communicate via email so that when your emails get leaked you don’t end up looking like a press flack for a third world dictator?


2 posted on 12/18/2010 8:06:16 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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If this were a discussion on really educating the public about science, I’d say it was worthwhile. The amount of scientific illiteracy is simply appalling.

But it seems to be just a discussion on ramming the idea of “global warming” down the public’s throats. We’ve already been bombarded with fearmongering about global warming for a few decades now; too much crying wolf has made many of us immune to the message. Finding new ways to try to alarm us about global warming isn’t likely to do much at this point.


3 posted on 12/18/2010 8:18:56 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: epithermal
The link between the scientific community and the radical left would start with most all of them are atheist IMO.
4 posted on 12/18/2010 8:21:10 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: epithermal; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; Darnright; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 12/18/2010 8:28:14 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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"Why won't they just believe what we tell them? We know what's best for them, and they're just ignoring us! We need more taxpayer grant money to get our message across to the taxpayers!
7 posted on 12/18/2010 9:05:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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"Your role is to discover the truth and lay down your lives to disseminate it,"

In reality, these people all have well-paying jobs and enjoy an upper middle class lifestyle - no one's laying down their lives for anything. I find it intriguing how they superimpose this dramatic narrative to motivate warmist radicalism; as if they're tapping into some primal fantasy of being the persecuted truth-teller.

8 posted on 12/18/2010 9:17:15 AM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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“Communication with the public is not a monologue, it’s a dialogue,” said Princeton University climatologist Michael Oppenheimer. “We should get used to being public people.” Climate scientist Jay Gulledge of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change in Arlington, Virginia, said, “There used to be arguments in sessions like this between those who said, ‘Keep your nose clean,’ and others who said, ‘Go talk to politicians.’ You don’t hear those [arguments] anymore.” From the article posted by epithermal

These “scientists” know they aren’t kidding anyone anymore. Now they’re admitting that they are _POLITICALLY_ motivated and Saul Alinsky’s “rules” are their play-book:

[Saul].....Alinsky scolded the Sixties Left for scaring off potential converts in Middle America. True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.”

“A related principle taught by Alinsky was that radical organizers must not only speak the language of the middle class, but that they also must dress their crusades in the vestments of morality. “Moral rationalization,” he said, “is indispensable to all kinds of action, whether to justify the selection or the use of ends or means.” “All great leaders,” he added, “invoked ‘moral principles’ to cover naked self-interest in the clothing of ‘freedom,’ ‘equality of mankind,’ ‘a law higher than man-made law,’ and so on.” In short: “All effective actions require the passport of morality.” ...” Continue here: http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=d6e27ece-9798-4f01-a378-3f1405f69704

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Here they are putting Alinsky’s “rules” into action:

“This Urgent Call to Action represents a fresh and spirit-directed religious, ethical, ___and political voice___ for the care of creation in the U. S. ...” ~ Calvin B. DeWitt

Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
World Council of Churches
World Evangelical Fellowship’s (WEF) Unit on Ethics and Society

The Place of Creation in Today’s Missionary Discourse Evangelical Environmentalism in America
http://www.aeseonline.org/aeseonline.org/Cal_DeWitts_Papers_files/Place%20of%20Creation%20in%20Missionary%20Discourse.pdf

By Calvin B. DeWitt

[....]

Whether we will enter the public square and offer our witness there is no longer an open question. We are in that square, and we will not withdraw.” ...

An Urgent Call to Action The Call. Most moving to me as a participant in the recent work of scientists and evangelicals at Melhana was my personal observation that it was mostly the scientists who suggested wording of our joint statement to make it more passionate and more spiritual. ...

We declare that every sector of our nation’s leadership—religious, scientific, business, political, and educational—must act now to work toward the fundamental change in values, lifestyles, and public policies required to address these worsening problems before it is too late. There is no excuse for further delays. Business as usual cannot continue yet one more day. ... This Urgent Call to Action represents a fresh and spirit-directed religious, ethical, and political voice for the care of creation in the U. S. ...

“The Creation” and the Scientists. At their conciliatory meeting, the group’s participants, including leading expert on biodiversity Peter Raven, NASA climate scientist James Hansen, and biological oceanographer and president elect of the AAAS James McCarthy, joined to announce that they “happily discovered far more concordance than any of us had expected, quickly moving beyond dialogue to a shared sense of moral purpose.” ...

Immediate Steps toward Implementation. ...

17. Rev. Cizik informed a press conference that the NAE will announce in February 2007 “a firstever partnership with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency,” engaging its Energy Star program “to reduce energy consumption in our respective 45,000 churches from 54 denominations.” On the same day Dr. Howard Frumkin, Director of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Environmental Health (CDC), and a signatory of the “Urgent Call to Action,” released a news announcement that extended the work of the CDC to “tackle the health threats posed by global warming as a public health issue that includes health effects of heat waves, waterborne and mosquito-borne diseases, worsening air pollution, and severe weather.” Other participants in the group joined them in taking action in their own lives and settings, and are continuing to do so. ...

Missiology, Creation Care, and a Message of Hope In his introduction to Missionary Earthkeeping (1992), philosopher J. Mark Thomas wrote” The great question now facing humankind is whether the necessary moral and spiritual courage can be mustered to alter the trajectory of destruction before the Earth’s environmental systems are stressed beyond saving. ...

bttt


9 posted on 12/18/2010 11:54:53 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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