Earth group: silence on climate change a form of partisanship

by Brian Roewe

NCR environment correspondent

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The following is commentary from the Earth Healing Team, an organization that provides "a Daily Reflection on pertinent subjects." You can learn more about the Earth Healing Team at

Silence is a form of partisanship

In this watershed year, 2012, many of us citizens who strive to be nonpartisan are forced into a dilemma: To remain silent is to remain partisan.

We confide to our European counterparts that this year resembles Germany at the rise of Nazism in 1933. Today, with the rise of militant materialism deliberately following the selfish and atheistic principles of Ayn Rand, one political party had been taken over by Big Energy merchants of doubt and confusion.

This group, with arrogance stemming from millions and billions of dollars of under-taxed bank accounts here and abroad, seeks to buy this national election, just as it has bought the recent primary.

These arrogant powerbrokers have partisanized a national unified environmental stance that since the First Earth Day has, for the greater part, stood beyond politics.

A comparison of the energy platform of the Republicans in 2008 and 2012 shows this shocking turn of events:

Four years ago, concerning climate change, their platform said that common sense dictates taking reasonable steps to reduce any impact on the environment:

"The same human economic activity that has brought freedom and opportunity to billions has also increased the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. While the scope and longterm consequences of this are the subject of ongoing scientific research, common sense dictates that the United States should take measured and reasonable steps today to reduce any impact on the environment.

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