Friday, October 26, 2012
“Climate of Doubt” — Money Buys Skepticism | Climate Science Watch
Great and Powerful Oz from the 1939 film Wizard of Oz. As you may or may not remember, Oz uses tricks and illusions like blasts of fire and lightning much like the denialist groups use skeptics and cherry-picked data to mislead people. It isn't until Toto rolls back the curtain to reveal the truth that the Great and Powerful Oz is seen to be just a man, no different than you or me. In our case I like to think of the man behind the curtain as a Koch brother, and the series of unnatural climatic events happening this past year as the catalyst for the curtain rolling back and revealing the truth. After the fossil fuel industries have been exposed they will still shout, "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain," but the illusion will be over.