Saturday, June 22, 2013

From the journal Nature Climate Change*, via Think Progress, the following little map:

Of course, we are still going to be daily inundated with articles like this:

"There is a reason we keep hearing about "climate change," the replacement code words for "global warming." As Rucker points out about the fear-mongers, "They pay no heed to real world observational data..."

 "...there is NO GLOBAL WARMING! Global warming is nothing more than just another hoax...Global warming is being used to generate fear and panic. Those behind this movement are using it to control people's lives and for financial gain."

...endless ravings produced by a satanic collaboration of energy companies and right wing lunatics, which have succeeded in seeing to it that over half of all Americans don't believe that man-induced climate change is real. Those of us who live in the real world know what the result of this is going to be in a few more decades, but the oil company owners are nothing but rich psychopaths, and the the right wing lunatics are, well, lunatics.  So, on we go, step by step, into the abyss.

*Sorry- original article is behind a paywall, so I won't bother linking to it.  If you really want to pay to read it, the Think Progress post has a link to it.


Magpie said...

I maintain that the main reason – apart from the Right-wing malevolence you allude to – for non-acceptance of the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is real and anthropogenic... is that the people who suffer most immediately and directly are mostly in developing countries. 99% of deaths from weather-based disasters... are in developing countries.

The worsening problem will not stay there.

the yellow fringe said...

I knew a Canadian scientist, died recently, hired by oil industry to keep upper management up to speed on the latest global warming science. They are not stupid, they know what is going on. He said in all his meetings, they never fussed about his presentations or ask if it was real, instead they ask when will government make us stop polluting? He was convinced they would one day do the right thing, he was very optimistic. He died before they proved him right.

Green Eagle said...

We'll all die before they prove him right.