Saturday, March 6, 2010

Climate Change- For and Against

I want to very urgently encourage anyone who sees this to take a minute and examine this web post from Daily Kos. It contains a list of organizations which are for and against the notion of human-induced climate change.

This list will, I think, do more than anything you will ever read to leave you in no doubt about what is going on with climate change deniers. Please take a minute to click on the link, read the list, and see if you don't agree.


magpie said...

I found this commentary on the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) website:

"The deployment of think tanks and sceptic websites to attack climate science has been a carefully planned strategy that was developed in the United States in the mid-1990s. It was refined with the advice of political consultant Frank Luntz who in 2002 urged the Republican Party to undermine the credibility of climate science by commissioning "independent" experts to "make the lack of scientific certainty a primary issue in the debate". The strategy is comprehensively exposed by former PR insider Jim Hoggan in his recent book Climate Cover-Up.

The strategy's use of operations that fall into the "grey area" of political campaigning - such as the creation of fake citizens groups to advance the interests of fossil fuel companies - is well-known and continuing. Only now is light being shone on a far more sinister campaign..."

If you're interested (and I think you might be) the rest is here:
There's a lot of links in the text that you might find useful

Paula said...

Nice addition, Magpie.

Green Eagle said...

Absolutely right, Magpie- a very good article. I'll take the liberty of quoting something else from this article:

"the raw material that feeds (the right wingers') anger is generated overwhelmingly by a network of right-wing think tanks and websites in part funded by Big Carbon."

May I add that this article is from ABC Australia. Something this forthright, unfortunately, could never make it onto a major network's site in this country.

TRUTH 101 said...

There are always idiots that want to be fooled. Republicans are experts at giving them what they want.

Green Eagle said...

Yes, but why do they want to be fooled? As W. C. Fields once said, "you can't cheat an honest man." These people want to believe the irresponsible, self serving crap that the Republicans are peddling, because they believe that some day they are going to get in on the loot. That's what those guys in Nigeria are selling; that's how con men have worked since the dawn of creation. And that's all the Republican party is: a bunch of con men.

Derek said...

Doesn't change the science.