Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Al Fin: Big Money in Climate Change: Who Gives, Who Gets
The popular message we get from the idiots in the media and the echo chorus of circular jerkulars, is that big oil and big coal is funding a vast network of climate change deniers. The reality is that institutions such as the US government outspend more neutral and anti-catastrophe entities by about 1,000 to 1.

Smart people tend to be skeptical people. But virtually the full weight of government, journalism, academia, and the entertainment media is pushing the public to accept uncritically the orthodox dogma of anthropogenic climate catastrophe. From the first grade of school -- if not earlier -- children are indoctrinated into the cult of carbon hysteria by their teachers, as if the fate of the world depended on the little tykes adopting a boundless attitude of carbon hysteria. And from there it only gets worse. Paid for by your government, of course, which means you.
Will Calls to Tone Down Rhetoric Return Civility to Green Debate? : TreeHugger
Will the national dialogue on green issues be "toned down" as a result of this moment of abject violence? Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was, after all, something of a green champion -- can we carry on with greater civility in honor of what happened to her?
Of course, that doesn't change the fact that the vast scientific consensus still firmly maintains -- more firmly than, ever -- that human activity is warming the climate. It just means we have to win the argument.
2008: YouTube - Obama Says "Argue With Neighbors, Get In Their Face"
Barack Obama tells a crowd of supporters - I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face!

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