Friday, December 4, 2015

: re: Republicans’ Climate Change Denial Denial

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From: barry levine
Date: Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 3:37 PM
Subject: re: Republicans’ Climate Change Denial Denial
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To the Editor:
     There is, as professor Krugman notes "no counterpart abroad" to American climate denial and it's privileged position in our political discourse.  But there was a parallel that should chill us. That was the ideologically driven unscientific biological theory of Trofim Lysenko that crops would evolve not through Darwinian selection, but under instruction from their harsh environment. Lysenko's theory--enforced on Soviet farmers by his patron Stalin--contributed to millions of needless deaths of Soviet citizens by starvation. Foot-dragging on addressing and remediating our changing climate could cost more.
Barry Haskell Levine

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