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alarmist tactics

The use of fear as a means of convincing people to agree to, act upon, or unite behind something. The political candidate relied on alarmist tactics to win the election, giving the impression that her opponent would plunge the state into financial ruin.
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The people who were alarmist, I will not let them take credit now for the fix.
The Economist, the very influential British journal, is one of the most notable examples of an establishment alarmist organ admitting the hiatus, while still stubbornly clinging to the AGW thesis and trying desperately to account for the "puzzling" lack of predicted warming.
We have people who know nothing about climate science, like Sir David King, your chief scientific adviser, who are alarmist and promote this ridiculous claim.
Recent alarmist statements about the fate of the housing market have been very misleading and a number of conflicting reports, in local and national press, are still confusing UK house buyers.
Given Lovejoy's easy acceptance of Myers' alarmist claims two decades ago, he should know cynicism when he sees it.
By focusing on tangible environmental goals like protecting wilderness and abating noisome levels of pollution, Hard Green conservatives can legitimately appeal to the majority of Americans who share these goals and lead them away from the dangerous, self-defeating fantasies peddled by Soft Green alarmists.
AGW-caused drought is a frequently cited villain in the war-conflict-terrorism scenarios of the alarmists.
Indeed, the study has been heavily criticised here and in the US as dangerous, alarmist and misleading.
I did not do the alarmist number on breast implants.
It's important not to overreact or be alarmist about [this finding]," warns Dubin, who calls for parents and caregivers to be sure to follow the existing guidelines for handling infected blood.
Obviously, culture influences our politics, but Christensen is too alarmist about the power of movies.
On September 14, Abbott was overthrown by members of his own party in an uprising led by global-warming alarmist Malcolm Turnbull, who unceremoniously replaced the former prime minister until parliamentary elections scheduled for next year.
I am not an alarmist, but in trauma cases where every second counts, that scenario means that patients will die unnecessarily,'' William Brien, a doctor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said recently in testimony to the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Ways and Means of the U.
The National Institute for the Environment's alarmist agenda