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Bill Clinton: GOP Climate Denial Makes US Look Like a Joke via @GrnLifestyle @envirojon @DanFerber #climate #reality

"If you're an American," Clinton said, "the best thing you can do is make it unacceptable" to be a climate change denier. "We look like a joke, right? You can't win the nomination of one of our major parties if you admit that the scientists are right." Clinton was referring to the fact that it is currently politically untenable for a Republican to even say they acknowledge that climate change is occurring. And that's despite the fact that 97% of climate scientists, and every major scientific institution in the world, say that global warming is quite real, and that humans are causing it. Clinton's advice echoes the exhortations voiced by his former Vice President's during Gore's 24 Hours of Reality program --an event explicitly aimed at beating back anti-science climate denial. The takeaway of Climate Reality is that the informed need to "win the conversation" and force sci...

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