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(CBC)   Being a "scientific tree-hugger" is a thing now, because the two lofty aspirations never, ever conflict with one another   ( divider line
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793 clicks; posted to Geek » on 14 Jan 2014 at 1:26 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-14 01:31:06 PM  
5 votes:
Subby should probably stop reading "scientific journals" sponsored by the petroleum, lumber, etc. industries.
2014-01-14 01:57:44 PM  
2 votes:
I'm not just a tree hugger, I'm an Air Breather.
2014-01-14 03:30:56 PM  
1 vote:
Many people who claim to love the environment are not very scientific about it. Like people who hate deer hunting when they are over populated due to us killing off thier natural predators.
2014-01-14 02:38:12 PM  
1 vote:
Responsible environmentalism is practical, better for the economy, and less tied up in ideology that laizes faire capitalism.  Some environmentalists do not get this, but that has no bearing on how boneheaded "do nothing" is an approach.
2014-01-14 02:36:15 PM  
1 vote:
Well some of the principals that environmentalists espouse are not technically scientifically based.  That said, it's a pretty safe assumption that environmentalists as a whole are much more scientifically literate than non-environmentalists.
2014-01-14 01:52:38 PM  
1 vote:
Hmmm, it seems all the people I know who are in life sciences are "treehuggers". My brother, who has a degree in environmental science, and who worked for fish and wildlife in Washington, will be glad to tell you all the problems the salmon are having there. And many of the other scientists I met, I came to know them at the Sierra Club.

Now, sure, my physicist roommate is a global warming denier and generally anti-environmental protection, but he isn't in life sciences. He likes lasers and technology and basically perfectly fits the profile of the geek that isn't into nature.

And I'm sure all those climate scientists are who keep finding that we're causing a dangerous warming trend are just in the pockets of the filthy rich environmental lobby, and they are burying the true results of their research which is obviously in confict with their views. Same with all the biologists, botanists, and ecologists that keep finding we're in the middle of a human-caused extinction event, and are all worried about the plants and animals - I'm sure their just faking it.
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