Monday, January 13, 2014

Climate Change Denial Scorecard

Via Little Green Footballs, this wonderful chart detailing the peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals last year:
Yes, the climate change deniers managed to get one paper out of 2259, or by my calculations, 4.43 100ths of one percent of the total.

Yet people with a direct financial interest in climate change denial will continue to spend billions to delude the American people about this vital subject:

"Conservative groups may have spent up to $1bn a year on the effort to deny science and oppose action on climate change, according to the first extensive study into the anatomy of the anti-climate effort."

The result of their malicious work?  From the American Association for the Advancement of Science:
This carefully nurtured intransigence among Republican voters is sufficient to see that the scientific evidence produced by an overwhelming percentage of climate scientists can do nothing to get the government to act to save us from disaster.  And thus the human race marches toward oblivion, so that Exxon and the Koch Brothers can make their billions.

And let me point out that this is not just about climate change.  We've reached a point, thanks to the Republican party and their corrupt justices (and sad to say, some Democrats too) where the combined political weight of virtually everyone in the country does not counterbalance the ability of a couple of thousand rich monsters to control our political process.

And by the way, this situation will not last forever.  The only question, really, is how much suffering, how much slaughter there will be before these animals are put in the cages where they belong.


Magpie said...

Thanks for this post.

It’s very aggravating to read idiots insist a run of extra cold weather is a case against global warming/climate change.

Especially as – if they wanted to go with that infantile reasoning –we’re in a heatwave after the warmest year on record.

Paul Avery said...

I would send this to the office of Senator Jim Inhofe, but he was bought off by big oil decades ago.

Anonymous said...

Al Gore works for an organisation called 'The Climate Alliance' which represents companies which stand to benefit from government funding. When Al Gore is not trying to persuade people that global warming is comming, he sells investments. Most of his customers are very wealthy as start up companies cannot be marketed to ordinary people.

Unknown said...

Caged? They need to be killed.