• joao
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    If he means like blaming farmers, who intentionally prevented the publication of research about how eating too much of the food they were producing would most likely kill people by causing diabetes, then yes, he has a point.

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      It turns out that hiding the research was unnecessary. Now everyone has known about that research for decades but they buy even more oil than they did before.

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        I know, it’s like people don’t even care enough to walk the extra mile down the road to the Renewable Energy store to buy their solar gasoline and wind powered home heating fuel.

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        Not necessarily. There’s a lot of big moves happening now that would have been a lot more effective decades ago.

        They’ve spent so much time poisoning the discourse and bribing politicians between then and now. So we’re playing catch up and we’re doing it against a lot of interference from bought off politicians.

        Had they not been lobbying and bribing and hiding research and publishing phony studies since at least the 70s, things might be a lot different.

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        It’s because it was a slow boil. If it is in your face you will decide not to use it, but if you have only heard about it after you have made it an Integral part of your life, and so has most of society, then… change is hard.