"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." Aristotle
Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:41 PM
I have to agree that it would be pointless in the debates. There are basically 5 positions on the topic
1) you completely deny climate change...man made or otherwise.
2) you recognize climate change but deny the human involvement
3) you recognize climate change and are not sure if humans are influencing it
4) you recognize climate change and are satisfied that humans are influencing it
5) you recognize climate change and believe humans alone are causing it.
There is just too much wiggle room and a large part of the population is still confused and uncertain what is going on. They hear the arguments and shrug their shoulders.
Putting it into the debates would just drive further division of the people. As soon as their favorite politician took a position, they'd stand devout that it was the correct position...whether science agrees or not.
"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." George Bernard Shaw
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson
Obama breaks silence on climate change. Does this presage action in his second term?
It was one of the most unexpected lines in Barack Obama's barnstorming acceptance speech, and it got one of the biggest outbreaks of applause. After saying virtually nothing about climate change in many months, he declared: “We want our children to live in an America that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet”. Read more details here