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Old Today, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Only the sheep...

While it is important, and I feel bad for any of the animals that get caught up in this, the whole "lungs of the earth" thing is laughable.
For Pete's sake "lungs of the earth" is an analogy...Do you deniers not know what that is, or do your just latch on to anything in an attempt to dismiss climate change.
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Old Today, 10:02 AM
 
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For Pete's sake "lungs of the earth" is an analogy...Do you deniers not know what that is, or do your just latch on to anything in an attempt to dismiss climate change.
No, it's a propaganda talking point that EVERY Left leaner is running with. It's no coincidence that the phrase is all over social media, the MSM and coming out of the mouths of people who can't think for themselves. When that happens it's rightfully called propaganda.
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Old Today, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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No, it's a propaganda talking point that EVERY Left leaner is running with. It's no coincidence that the phrase is all over social media, the MSM and coming out of the mouths of people who can't think for themselves. When that happens it's rightfully called propaganda.
It's not a new analogy.... "Lungs of the earth" has been used for many decades to describe the Amazon.
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Old Today, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Austin
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...1107123150.htm

The destruction of the Amazon for some short-term financial gain for a few is going to have long-lasting impacts on us here in North America. People can argue till they're blue in the face about terms like lungs of the planet but the Amazon truly is incredibly important and more important than money.
I've never heard anybody say the Amazon is not important. But trying to frighten people using fake pictures and rhetoric is not an intelligent way to help.

BTW, if you were a subsistence farmer in that area you would have a different perspective.
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Old Today, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Define environmentally conscious?

What does that mean to you?
Every conservative I know actively supports our environment. We don't pollute excessively, we recycle, we don't dump trash, we conserve electricity, etc.


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You don't see the hypocrisy to donate to a an animal wildlife group -- and then vote for a govt. that would dump waste water into the environment?
Yes, there are environmental hypocrites in politics. Under Obama, the government ruined a beautiful river in Colorado. And Al Gore has huge houses. So does Bernie Sanders. So does Obama. So does Clinton.

BTW, you will never see this on CNN;

WASHINGTON ó President Bush on Thursday created the world's largest marine protected area ó a group of remote Hawaiian islands that cover 84 million acres and are home to 7,000 species of birds, fish and marine mammals, at least a quarter of which are unique to Hawaii.

Bush unveils biggest marine reserve - US news - Environment | NBC News
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Old Today, 10:37 AM
 
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It's not a new analogy.... "Lungs of the earth" has been used for many decades to describe the Amazon.
Doesn't matter, when there is a coordinated effort to use the same phrases it's propaganda.
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Old Today, 10:39 AM
 
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Plant a tree, create a garden, have houseplants. They thrive on CO2
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Old Today, 10:41 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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itís kinda silly anyway. lungs USE oxygen.

So do HUGE fires!
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Old Today, 10:45 AM
 
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So do HUGE fires!
Which ones? The ones we are being shown from 20-30 years ago that aren't even the Amazon or the actual fires where you can't even see the flames through the canopy?
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Old Today, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Plant a tree, create a garden, have houseplants. They thrive on CO2
Yup, plants breathe air utilize CO2 and exhale oxygen.....People breathe air utilize oxygen and exhale the CO2.....Sounds like plants behave as if they have lungs, hence the analogy.
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