The NYT today:
"For more than a decade the Global Climate Coalition, a group representing industries with profits tied to fossil fuels, led an aggressive lobbying and public relations campaign against the idea that emissions of heat-trapping gases could lead to global warming.
But a document filed in a federal lawsuit demonstrates that even as the coalition worked to sway opinion, its own scientific and technical experts were advising that the science backing the role of greenhouse gases in global warming could not be refuted."
WHAT? They actually knew that global warming was real, but they still spent millions to shriek at us that it was not? Who would have ever believed that?
Next thing you know, some one is going to try to claim that Mitch McConnell, James Inhofe, Dick Cheney and the rest of them knew this too, and have been lying to us all along. It couldn't possibly be true that these dedicated public servants would knowingly let the world go to hell, to protect the short term profits of energy companies. No, that couldn't be the explanation.