Skeptics 51 -- Reality 49

Fri, 2009-07-10 07:02Ross Gelbspan
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Skeptics 51 -- Reality 49

majority of Americans remain unconvinced that humans are responsible for climate change, or that there is an urgent need to act, according to a poll by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and the Pew Research Center.

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Only 64% of dems believe in AGW? - despite the fact that their leaders are all on board 110% … interesting - I wonder which direction that 64% is going to go in the next few years.

Probably to at least 85% when the planet starts warming again after a brief hiatus due to La Nina.

To paraphrase Richard Clarke, former counter-terrorism advisor, once the body bags start accumulating as a result of the ravages of AGW, people and governments will finally take action.

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Every good magician knows that the key to success is misdirecting the audience. You have to draw everyone’s attention away from your ultimate goal in order to perform the trick. Politics is no different, and one of the greatest misdirections in recent memory has been pulled off by the fossil fuel industry.

While most of the environmental movement was (rightfully) focusing attention on stopping the Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline from crossing over one of the most vital aquifers in the U.S., the dirty energy industry was quietly building a network of...

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