Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The high price of fear-based politics.

Francisco Lotero and Miriam Coletti were true believers in the various doomsday scenarios that some attach to the "threat" of global warming. The couple wrote their fears out in a letter, actually in a suicide pact. The couple shot themselves to death. Unfortanately these two fear-driving individuals were also parents. Their two-year-old son, Francisco, died after being shot in the back. Their daughter was shot as well, but the bullet missed any vital organs. Neighbors investigated the situation three days after the shooting and discovered the girl, still alive. She is in hospital and expected to recover. Police say the couple left a note explain their fear of global warming.

" Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis." Al Gore.

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