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Senate confirms climate skeptic to head DOJ environment office

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    nsa Link
    Can we stop calling these people "skeptics"? Skepticism is a good scientific attitude, while climate change "skepticism" is an outright denial of the best data possible either for a) your own...

    Can we stop calling these people "skeptics"? Skepticism is a good scientific attitude, while climate change "skepticism" is an outright denial of the best data possible either for a) your own financial gain or b) because they are idiots.

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      alyaza Link Parent
      i'm sure that this is the product of either some paranoid internal policies that try to stave off lawsuits, a stupid desire to remain "neutral" in terminology, stupidity, or some permutation of...

      i'm sure that this is the product of either some paranoid internal policies that try to stave off lawsuits, a stupid desire to remain "neutral" in terminology, stupidity, or some permutation of the three that makes it borderline impossible to actually change, but yes, it does need to stop.

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      1. deadaluspark Link Parent
        Probably more likely just trying to avoid a loss of advertising dollars.

        i'm sure that this is the product of either some paranoid internal policies that try to stave off lawsuits,

        Probably more likely just trying to avoid a loss of advertising dollars.

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    2. gcsb Link Parent
      good evening, my five eyes partner

      good evening, my five eyes partner

      2 votes