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Topic: The Continuing Climate Meltdown WSJ artical
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J. Clarke

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Re: The Continuing Climate Meltdown WSJ artical
Posted: Feb 16, 2010 7:42 AM
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Mike Jr wrote:
> On Feb 16, 6:55 am, "Larry Hammick" <> wrote:
>> "Baron" <> wrote in message
>> news:hld4ti$883$

>>> Wall Street Journal Feb 16, 2010
>>> The Continuing Climate Meltdown
>> IPCC and Jones foretold flood, famine, pestilence -- it's a scandal
>> of Biblical proportions.
>> LH

> Change is all about pain.
> I read a story once where a man was on a burning oil platform in the
> North Atlantic during a winter storm. A rescue boat was bobbing below
> on huge swells. The man was 100 feet ( about 30.5 meters) up. He
> jumped and somehow was rescued. When asked why he jumped he said that
> the pain from the heat of the fire was too much to take.
> It is only when thresholds of pain are exceeded that people,
> organizations, and societies change.
> So if you are an advocate and you want change than you have to paint
> the dire consequences of not changing. Otherwise, forget it.
> Note that highly successful individuals and organizations tend to have
> a low threshold of pain. If a stock isn't performing they dump it for
> one that is.
> The corollary is also true. People and organizations with a high
> threshold of pain tend to be very unsuccessful.
> People need to become much more aware of the con artists. Be
> skeptical, apply the scientific method, independently verify claims.

It amuses me that the people who want "change" are so afraid of change--God
forbid that the seal level rise two inches.

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