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Published on December 18th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Keystone XL NOT a Big Job Creator

Studies NOT conducted by TransCanada, the company wanting to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline Republicans in Congress have pushed through for expedited review with a payroll tax cut bill, show that the climate-change-disaster-of-a-project would create between 5000 and 6000 temporary jobs (State Department Study) or only 500 to 1,400 temporary jobs but that the long-term result could be that it would actually COST the U.S. jobs, meaning, take jobs away from us (Cornell).

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  • http://cleantechnica.com/ Zachary Shahan

    No, actually, it’s the global warming deniers who are alos most likely to deny evolution — look it up.

    No, it’s not just correlation. There are over 10 lines of evidence that cause-and-effect relationships are happening. There is over a century of research on the matter, using nearly every scientific method out there. And they all point to the same outcome.

    There’s a reason just about every overarching scientific body in the world has come to the conclusion that humans are warming the globe to a concerning degree.

    It’s not about scaring kids, buddy, it’s about leaving them and their kids a livable world.

    Also, there is no “majority of former believers” — the majority of people believe what I just wrote above, and the percentages have actually increased this year in the U.S. (and, most likely, around the world.)

  • http://cleantechnica.com/ Zachary Shahan

    Cornell study: long-term effect likely to be lost jobs.

    What’s so hard to understand?

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