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Ted Turner: Climate Change ‘Most Serious ... Problem Humanity Has Ever Faced’ (This Is Hugh!)
cnsnews.com ^ | June 24, 2011 | Pete Winn

Posted on 06/25/2011 8:32:29 PM PDT by PROCON

CNSNews.com) – Media mogul Ted Turner says climate change is “probably the most serious--and, in all fairness, the most complex--problem that humanity has ever faced.”

He added: “It is really easy to understand how some people don’t get it, because it’s so complex and complicated.”

Turner took part in a telephone news conference on Thursday, held by his United Nations Foundation on the island of Svalbard, one of the northernmost regions of Norway.

His comments came in response to a question posed by reporter Sunny Lewis of the Environment News Service about how to change the minds of climate change skeptics.

“A few climate skeptics and deniers seem to be holding up action to curb climate change,” Lewis said. “What can be done to convince and persuade these holdouts as to actually realize what so many scientists know and are telling us in urgent terms?”

Turner applauded the question.

“That’s a very good question," he said, "and if we knew the answer to it, we’d already have an energy policy in the United States. You know, my good friend Boone Piockens points out, and absolutely correctly, that the United States, in its history, has never had an energy policy including during the Arab oil shocks of the ‘70s, and we still don’t have (one), and we need to.

“The only thing I can think of, is we just have to keep working, just like we are doing now, and get as much publicity as we possible can for the issue, and increase the amount of the debate, and persuade people with both the evidence, which is overwhelmingly in favor of climate change being a serious problem, probably the most serious--and in all fairness--the most complex problem that humanity has ever faced,” Turner said.

Referring to climate change skeptics, Turner added: “It's really easy to understand how some people don’t get it because it’s so complex and complicated. But that doesn’t mean we have to do, all of us, do what we can to try to convince people to do the right thing and then motivate them to take the action.”

Turner is the founder and chairman of the United Nations Foundation, and presided over the organization’s semi-annual meeting, which took place June 19-25 in Oslo.


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Referring to climate change skeptics, Turner added: “It's really easy to understand how some people don’t get it because it’s so complex and complicated.

Yeah Ted, you're the genius here...Moron!

1 posted on 06/25/2011 8:32:37 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

It’s called INSOLATION, Ted. INcoming SOLar radiATION.


2 posted on 06/25/2011 8:34:23 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ping-a-lingy!


3 posted on 06/25/2011 8:34:36 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: steelyourfaith

Celeb Eco-nut Ping.


4 posted on 06/25/2011 8:34:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: PROCON

is he still alive?


5 posted on 06/25/2011 8:35:18 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: PROCON

Ted probably doesn’t believe his shite doesn’t stink also.


6 posted on 06/25/2011 8:35:52 PM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: PROCON

check me on this one, but didnt humanity survive the ice age, the plague, and anderson cooper on CNN?

more serious than that?


7 posted on 06/25/2011 8:36:03 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: PROCON

Ted Turner is right up there on the list when it comes to serious problems.


8 posted on 06/25/2011 8:36:11 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: PROCON

How many aircraft, cars, and trucks do you own, Teddy?


9 posted on 06/25/2011 8:36:27 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: PROCON

Yo, TED ...Alzheimers ... might want to check it OUT!!


10 posted on 06/25/2011 8:37:20 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (islam ... church of the Perpetually Offended!)
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To: PROCON

Actually, humanity’s most serious problem is the fact that Western leftists and Islamofascists are bedfellows, both intent on destroying America and liberty.


11 posted on 06/25/2011 8:38:52 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: gwilhelm56

No, the price of wheat and flour in the Mideast is likely gonna be the “most serious” problem in the next year or so. The Arab Spring is more about bread and debt than liberty.

Corn shortages due to ethanol subsidies will bring down Africa. Heckuva job, Lefties!


12 posted on 06/25/2011 8:40:26 PM PDT by JoanVarga (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: beebuster2000
and anderson cooper on CNN?

No, no, I still can't survive Anderson Cooper 180!

13 posted on 06/25/2011 8:41:23 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON

Turner was so smart, he lost $8 Billion in the Time Warner AOL merger.


14 posted on 06/25/2011 8:42:35 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: PROCON

His religion, not ours.


15 posted on 06/25/2011 8:42:35 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: PROCON

His religion, not ours.


16 posted on 06/25/2011 8:42:35 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: PROCON
the most complex problem that humanity has ever faced

Who's to say it's a problem? Maybe the climate is getting better. One man's problem is another man's improvement.

17 posted on 06/25/2011 8:43:38 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Change is good.)
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To: PROCON

Ted was dumb enough to marry Jane. Need I say more!


18 posted on 06/25/2011 8:46:31 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: PROCON

Dude the biggest problem facing humanity is Godlessness and liberalism.


19 posted on 06/25/2011 8:46:31 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: PROCON

How do you change the minds of people you ask? Well, you can’t.

But it couldn’t hurt to NOT to have Al Gore, Ted Turner, the UN and the rest of the leftist lunatic fringe lecturing & preaching to us about it. Not saying that it would help but it’s a start.


20 posted on 06/25/2011 8:47:18 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: PROCON

Jane Fonda is the most serious problem Ted faced.


21 posted on 06/25/2011 8:47:57 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: PROCON

Jane Fonda is the most serious problem Ted faced.


22 posted on 06/25/2011 8:48:06 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: MsLady
Dude the biggest problem facing humanity is Godlessness and liberalism.

Yes, but you repeat yourself..:=)

23 posted on 06/25/2011 8:49:00 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON
that the United States, in its history, has never had an energy policy including during the Arab oil shocks of the ‘70s, and we still don’t have (one), and we need to.

What is it with leftists and RINOs> They all believe we need a "policy" for everything. They are too arrogant to understand that capitalism will solve ALL problems.

Elites believe only they know how to make society succeed. The reality is that elites ONLY wind up destroying all that is good. They are truly evil.

24 posted on 06/25/2011 8:57:26 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: PROCON
Wrong again Ted. The most serious problem mankind has ever faced is communism. It is the greatest threat to civilization ever invented by man.
25 posted on 06/25/2011 8:59:35 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: PROCON
He added: “It is really easy to understand how some people don’t get it, because it’s so complex and complicated.”

It is so complex and complicated that top scientists promoting it must manipulate and make up facts to get us dumb people to understand it.

26 posted on 06/25/2011 9:03:30 PM PDT by umgud
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To: sand88
elites ONLY wind up destroying all that is good.

So true, everything a liberal politician touches becomes a major problem for this country; way too many to mention!

27 posted on 06/25/2011 9:05:48 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON

Until we had an energy policy we had abundant energy. Strange how that works in with the rise of socialism isn’t it?


28 posted on 06/25/2011 9:07:13 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: PROCON

LOL!!! Yes I suppose I did.


29 posted on 06/25/2011 9:10:13 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Nuc 1.1

Ted has buffaloes.

just saying


30 posted on 06/25/2011 9:12:03 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: PROCON
55 degrees at 6:30 this morning, Ted. 55 degrees! It's June 25th, Ted, and it was 55 degrees at 6:30 this morning!

I need some damn global warming to get my garden to start growing.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

31 posted on 06/25/2011 9:19:15 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: PROCON

Don’t pick on poor Ted. He has mads two useful contributions to America - TCM and The Weather Channel.


32 posted on 06/25/2011 9:22:41 PM PDT by reg45
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To: PROCON

I got you most urgent human thingy whatever right here.

Suck it.


33 posted on 06/25/2011 9:27:09 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: PROCON

“’A few climate skeptics and deniers seem to be holding up action to curb climate change,’ Lewis said. ‘What can be done to convince and persuade these holdouts as to actually realize what so many scientists know and are telling us in urgent terms?’”

Well just offhand, Ms. Lewis, having Turd Tanner of your side would seem to be a major liability.


34 posted on 06/25/2011 9:34:14 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: PROCON

Wow! It’s complex AND complicated?

We’re doomed!

Ted Turner, the new Uncle Ted.


35 posted on 06/25/2011 9:41:03 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: JohnBrowdie

Ted Turner is a card carrying moron. He and Jane Fonda were made for each other. It was like Satan meets Vampira. I couldn’t believe they broke up. Ted’s cheese slipped off the plate about 25 years ago.


36 posted on 06/25/2011 9:53:57 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PROCON

When Ted Turner talks...

**dramatic stinger**

...people fart.


37 posted on 06/25/2011 9:57:57 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: PROCON

Not only HUGH, but it’s really series too!!


38 posted on 06/25/2011 9:58:49 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: PROCON

In the 60s, eco-prophet Paul Ehrlich confidently predicted food rationing and famine in the twenty-first century. Ehrlich is still alive to see the epidemic of obesity we have instead. He and Ted Turner should be confined in a monkey house where people can point at them and laugh. Instead they are both revered figures in the environmental movement and veritable icons of media culture.


39 posted on 06/25/2011 9:59:53 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: PROCON

Ted has bipolar ice-cap disorder.


40 posted on 06/25/2011 10:08:09 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: PROCON

It’s a shame that people like him have so much control over politics at every level of government and business in the USA. Friends, prepare to stop buying so much in support of that, and stop being duped by lying, globalist politicians.


41 posted on 06/25/2011 10:22:45 PM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: PROCON
Media mogul Ted Turner says climate change is “probably the most serious--and, in all fairness, the most complex--problem that humanity has ever faced.”

Someone should inform this idiot that we currently have 3 complete nuclear reactor core meltdowns that are completely out of control and no one has a clue as to how to stop them. Right now we are apparently just hosing the corium masses down with water and waiting a few years. Perhaps he could steer some of his immense neurons in that direction and come up with some ideas or clues as to how we can salvage that area of Japan.

42 posted on 06/25/2011 10:26:32 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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It's too bad that Ted didn't assert that climate change would shortly lead to cannibalism.

He did in one of his earlier kook speeches.

43 posted on 06/25/2011 10:26:43 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: PROCON
Oh if only we had some Fascist Übermensch superhero to save the Planet from these deniers!


44 posted on 06/25/2011 10:27:28 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: CyberAnt
Not only HUGH, but it’s really series too!!

Series too???....ARRRGHHH....


45 posted on 06/25/2011 10:28:07 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: rfp1234
Ted has bipolar ice-cap disorder.

LOL, now that's funny, I don't care who you are..:=)

46 posted on 06/25/2011 10:30:03 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON
Kyoto's dead and Germany, China, India and Russia plan to burn more fossil fuels than ever, Ted.

What are you going to do, Ted; wave your hands around your head faster and scream like a louder Chicken Little?

47 posted on 06/25/2011 10:31:50 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Is that Eco-Man??

We're saved, we're saved!!

48 posted on 06/25/2011 10:32:45 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: SIDENET
It's too bad that Ted didn't assert that climate change would shortly lead to cannibalism.

He did in one of his earlier kook speeches.

I know and remember, Ted is a nutcase; unfortunately the liberal nutcases still take him seriously..:=(

49 posted on 06/25/2011 10:35:15 PM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON

The old hippies are getting desparate that their dreams of full fledged comminism have not materized yet and they may just die before seeing that happen. So they are pushing hard...


50 posted on 06/25/2011 10:37:38 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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