Posts tagged ‘Global Warming’
Here’s the Daily Show where Jon Stewart covers that Koch-funded study the supports climate change.
The study of the world’s surface temperatures by Richard Muller was partially bankrolled by a foundation connected to global warming deniers. He pursued long-held skeptic theories in analyzing the data.
Stop the presses. The end of days is surely upon us.
There is no reason now to be a skeptic about steadily increasing temperatures, Muller wrote recently in The Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages, a place friendly to skeptics.
But beyond that is the thing he now says he is wrong about – this is practically the foundation of all things ‘conservative’: Climate Change! Of course, there’s only so long that you can keep decrying the evidence before your legacy is that you were an idiot. Eventually, even the most anti-progressive, evidence-ignoring conservatives among us finally conceded that maybe the Earth isn’t flat, after all.
Nothing makes a conservative happier than to say that Climate Change is just a bunch of hype. Denying Climate Change is a core belief of the conservative. You find a Republican and they can’t wait to talk about how Climate Change and Global Warming are totally fictitious inventions of the progressive mind.
Every time it gets cold my Republican friends can’t wait to be first to point out that Global Warming is a myth. In the early portion of this year, we got snow. What I heard that day: So much for Global Warming; Are these liberals gonna tell me about Global Warming now?; Yeah, Climate Change is real…whatever. I can look outside and see that Global Warming is bullshit. This is because it snowed….in the WINTER. As unfathomable as that sounds, it snowed between December and March.
There is a large percentage who literally have no distinction between ‘weather’ and ‘climate’. And will argue with you about it. And their Hannity-inspired understanding of Climate Change is that it means there will never be another cold day on Earth.
So back to the story – another great part about it is that study was funded in large part by the neo-con Koch brothers:
One-quarter of the $600,000 to do the research came from the Charles Koch Foundation, whose founder is a major funder of skeptic groups and the tea party.
The Koch brothers, Charles and David, run a large privately held company involved in oil and other industries, producing sizable greenhouse gas emissions.
When I was a child, I remember learning about the Scopes monkey trial, and how the progressives ‘modernists’ of 1925 helped bring the conservative ‘fundamentalists’ into the modern era by illustrating scientific evidence, while keeping religious beliefs out of school. Maybe they will re-learn that lesson next. Or maybe they’ll re-learn about the heliocentric system. Stay tuned for part 2 of the “As the Conservative Progresses”.
Hopefully between things like this combined with the completely ludicrous Conservative candidates for 2012, the USA can move forward again.
By MARESA PATIENCE, Associated Press Writer Maresa Patience, Associated Press Writer – Wed Oct 14, 8:59 pm ET
LONDON – The North Pole will turn into an open sea during summer within a decade, according to data released Wednesday by a team of explorers who trekked through the Arctic for three months.
Melting Ice Warning for the top & bottom….Greenland & Antartica ice is melting quickly!
Check out this interactive site on ice in Antartica:
And see this slideshow on Warming Signals. For instance – burning the Amazon rain forest (yes, we’re still doing that). We’re adding CO2 and reducing Earth’s tools to combat CO2…at the same time.
“Obama has swiftly delivered on his campaign promise to reverse Bush’s anti-endangered species regulations,” Kieran Suckling, director of the Center for Biological Diversity, told msnbc.com. “He has restored independent, scientific oversight to the heart of the Endangered Species Act.”
Sources said that today Barack Obama would eliminate one of Bush’s science-hating, typical Republican laws that reduced the protection for threatened and endangered species.
In December of 2008, as one of the Republican party’s last parting shots at the environment, the Bush administration decided to allow local agencies to determine on their own if their construction projects might harm animals and plants listed under the Endangered Species Act.
“The Bush-era rule reduces the mandatory, independent reviews government scientists have performed for 35 years. It also prohibits federal agencies from assessing a project’s contribution to global warming when they evaluate its effect on species.”
Prohibiting the government from attempting to minimize or reduce global warming…Thank Republicans! No one else but you would make it illegal to try to care for our own home.
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