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AGW types target black community
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

How do you enlist African-Americans in the global warming hoax?

Make it a racial thing and stress victimhood:

The growing movement to fight global warming includes entertainers and evangelical ministers, scientists and suburban moms. Even both presidential candidates have called for fewer emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gasses that contribute to climate change.
What it doesn't have a lot of is African-Americans. So environmental activists and like-minded politicians are intensifying outreach to blacks by framing their cause as a new frontier in civil rights.

"We need to be involved because African-Americans are disproportionately impacted," said state Sen. Rodney Ellis, a Houston Democrat who is co-chairman of the newly formed national Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change.

The effort comes on the heels of reports that minority and low-income communities are significantly more vulnerable than others to the effects of climate change. For example, they are more likely to live in large cities, such as Houston, where all the asphalt and concrete causes already-high temperatures to rise — the so-called heat island effect. And they are more likely to be "fuel poor" — unable to afford air conditioning during heat waves or gasoline to evacuate before a hurricane.
Yes, its a "framing" problem. Despite it being a very lame argument, the belief is if they frame it in the proper way they can drag another group into the scam.
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies found that the majority of blacks characterize global warming as a major problem and would be willing to open their wallets to combat it.
We all know, when everything is said and done, power comes from "opening wallets". Frame the argument in a way that a minority with a history of believing they have been disproportionately victimized throughout their history here (and I'm not arguing they haven't) and it becomes an easy sale. Feed the susceptibility of a group to believe such an argument to be true and there is no need to lay out the science and support it. Instead use victimhood - disproportionate victimhood - to make the case.

And if you're wondering where community organizers enter the picture, rest easy - this is tailor made for them:
Environmentalists are seeking to enlist religious leaders in their campaign. Black churches are known as more than sanctuaries of worship, offering area residents adult literacy, sports programs, computer training, family counseling and other services.

"Engaging the community will require the churches," Cartwright said. "A lot of what happens in the African-American community starts in our churches."

Scores of conservative evangelical leaders have become convinced that protecting the environment is a religious and moral issue, widely referred to as "creation care." But Cartwright said she expects black churches to frame the issue in terms of environmental justice: the poor and minorities are disproportionately affected by climate change.
What a surprise.

"Victimhood" - still a tool of the left.
 
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Who the hell do they think get affected by economic recessions do to reduction in industrial output?

Do they think that slowing down or stopping all of the industrial processes that produce CO2 will disproportionally hurt the rich?
 
Written By: Jimmy the Dhimmi
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It’s a proven fact that CO2 and other greenhouse gasses migrate to poor neighborhoods due to redlining.
 
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But Cartwright said she expects black churches to frame the issue in terms of environmental justice: the poor and minorities are disproportionately affected by climate change.

Very true: the poor and minorities will be disproportionately affected by "climate change" when jobs disappear and the costs of manufactured goods increase due to direct or indirect "carbon taxes".

But that’s OK. Those poor and minority people should be glad to know that their livelihoods and quality of life were sacrificed in the name of saving the planet.

/ sarc
 
Written By: docjim505
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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies found that the majority of blacks characterize global warming as a major problem and would be willing to open other people’s wallets to combat it.
Corrected.
 
Written By: SDM
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It’s a proven fact that CO2 and other greenhouse gasses migrate to poor neighborhoods due to redlining.
Yes and global warming stole the election for W and forced hillary and Biden to vote for the Iraq war at gunpoint.

:)
 
Written By: capt joe
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WORLD TO END! WOMEN AND MINORITIES HIT THE HARDEST!
 
Written By: shark
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no it’s all because the general public does not share the same "consensus" of the "scientific" community so they like ACORN go after the minority and poor with their lies.
 
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