Tag Archives: climate change

Correct a confused conservative

That is a game I play on my favorite political forum with a few other liberals.

We introduce facts to right-wing ranting (lot of it these days), correcting them where they are wrong. Many days its like shooting fish in a barrel.

These conservatives/Fox viewers that deny global warming have been parroting some variation of “but the earth has been cooling” whenever adults try to discuss climate change.

Statisticians tell them they are full of crap.

There is a great series of videos on youtube, called climate change deniers crock of the week.
Example here:

Apple quits the chamber of commerce

“We strongly object to the chamber’s recent comments opposing the E.P.A.’s effort to limit greenhouse gases,” wrote the VP of worldwide government affairs, Catherine A. Novelli.

The New York Times reports:

Over the past several weeks, three large utilities — Pacific Gas & Electric, PNM Resources and Exelon — have resigned from the chamber over climate policy differences. Last week, also citing climate, Nike withdrew from the chamber board, though it retained its membership.

It is encouraging to me, that people are taking the threat of climate change seriously – despite the fact that likely very few have a good grasp of the consequences of doing nothing and continuing on this path.

Here’s the view from ThinkProgress.org:

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/10/05/apple-quits-chamber/

And Huffington:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/05/apple-quits-chamber-of-co_n_310301.html

Drudge Report and WND don’t seem to have an opinion about this.
Perhaps their browsers filter out climate related content.

American knowledge deficiency holding back the world on climate change

Professor John Schellnhuber, one of the world’s leading global warming experts, described the US as “climate illiterate”. He said Americans have a lower understanding of the problems of climate change than people in Brazil or China.

More here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6240611/Americans-are-illiterate-about-climate-change-claims-expert.html

Inhofe says “God’s still up there.”

Senator James Inhofe (R) Oklahoma (not a scientist) believes that global warming science “isn’t there”.

Scientists tend to disagree with the good senator.
http://climaticidechronicles.org/2009/01/21/new-poll-shows-most-earth-scientists-agree-on-global-warming/

The chart at that link demonstrates that the only debate is between the people who are farthest removed from actual scientific knowledge.