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Old Aug 23rd 2011, 09:53 PM
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Default Re: Climate Scientist Scott Denning....

Originally Posted by Michael View Post
Suffice it to say that US rightwing has consistently denied human-made climate change despite mountains of scientific evidence, scientific papers and scientific consensus.

Why do you think this event is special given that rightwingers have been ignoring this same data for decades now?

Heck, even Exxon gives a few million dollars to the scientific community to study the issue. It just gets drowned out by the hundred million they will spend to strangle it.

Fact is, the US rightwing doesn't deny global climate change because they don't agree with the science, or haven't seen enough data. They reject global climate change because it is in conflict with their ideology. That's all there is to it. Pouring more data on the pile isn't going to change that.
Too much focus on climate change could threaten the placid attitude of the addicted consumer base Big Oil is dependent on. The masses might support additional taxation on preferred dividends and change how expenses are booked. Nah, they just ain't that smart or interested.
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