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  1. #1 Are GW deniers slowing down progress to a solution? 
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    If global warming deniers did not exist and everybody admitted that we are harming the earth, would there be much more progress done to stop and possibly reverse global warming?
    I'm asking because I'm wondering if it's worth arguing with them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anticorncob28 View Post
    If global warming deniers did not exist and everybody admitted that we are harming the earth, would there be much more progress done to stop and possibly reverse global warming?
    Yes. There would be far more support for carbon and methane emissions reduction programs.
    I'm asking because I'm wondering if it's worth arguing with them.
    That's not the same question, because it presupposes that arguing will help. Generally it does not. Good science and math education at the primary school level should be one of our top priorities; the best weapon against ignorance is education.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anticorncob28 View Post
    If global warming deniers did not exist and everybody admitted that we are harming the earth, would there be much more progress done to stop and possibly reverse global warming?
    I'm asking because I'm wondering if it's worth arguing with them.
    Good question. Today I had a fruitless discussion with someone who, while blaming everything on oil-corrupted politicians and their GW-denier cronies, clearly had no intention of changing her decadent lifestyle beyond a few token acts like replacing all her plastic wares with green coloured plastic wares. I find even former hippies saying, "Well, I won't be alive then anyway."
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