Sunday, February 10, 2013

Can USDA’s climate reality message take root with denialist farmers? | Grist
Big farm lobbying groups have been some of the most vocal critics of government action to address climate change, as well as of the very idea of anthropogenic (i.e. human-caused) climate change. A 2011 survey of Iowa farmers [PDF] found that while 68 percent believed the climate was changing, only 10 percent agree that it’s caused primarily by human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.
NBR interviews Steve McIntyre: hard-hitting business journalism or fatuous piffle? You decide…
He exposed no substantial flaws in any study, though he has tried hard to create that impression. The sum total of his efforts has done nothing to change our understanding of paleoclimate.

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