Reality’s Revenge: Will 2013 Be the Year Climate Change Deniers Get Hoisted on Their Own Petard?

“But both ideologues and greedy plutocrats use denier talking points and free market babble to stall action and keep government action at bay.”

“Well, don’t look now, but 2012 just whizzed past, and thanks to a well-organized and well-funded denier movement, once again, we took no action on climate change. Ironically, by stalling action, climate change deniers are bringing about the end they’ve been struggling to prevent.” [CommonDreams.org]

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21 responses to “Reality’s Revenge: Will 2013 Be the Year Climate Change Deniers Get Hoisted on Their Own Petard?

  1. Let’s see in a few decades shall we? If The Netherlands aren’t a lake by then i guess we’re in the clear. /sarc

  2. Hoping for more extreme weather in 2013, I guess. Starting with “ideologues and greedy plutocrats” to “well organized and well funded denier movement,” that article is a declarative fallacy on stilts.

  3. It feels really good to see them go hysterical.

  4. Gene: Maybe if we keep the pressure up, they will throw a Rumplestilskin fit and stomp themselves through the floor.

    • Allen: Yes, just like that! Except, I felt sorry for Rumplestilskin; can’t say that about these miscreants.

      • So I’m not the only one. That story was a clear example of breach of contract. The poor elf only wanted a child and did the impossible in order to obtain one, and in the end he was cheated.

  5. Man, are those people ever delusional over there!

  6. Just put this comment over at ‘CommonDreams’.

    “It is China and India who are the main CO2 emitters now. Of late, the USA is about the only significant sized country to reduce its CO2 emissions.
    This one and only IPCC boss, Rajendra, also said around mid last year, words to the effect that India had no choice but to continue using lots of coal. Refer to:
    http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/ipcc-chairman-says-india-doesnt-have.html?m=1
    It is not the USA who dominate in regard to CO2 emissions.
    A recent IEA energy report describes plans for over 1000 new coal fired power stations world wide, with about 900 of these in India and China.
    Interestingly it seems that over 20 new coal fired stations are planned in Germany too, a country where much renewable activity has taken place.”

  7. Seems like my comment didn’t make it through moderation. Not yet anyways.

  8. We can have field day debunking this inane article. I have selected the statement, “…global warming had been broadly accepted in the scientific community and at senior levels of government nearly 50 years ago”. In fact, global cooling was the fad in the 1970’s. If you will forgive me for citing Wikipedia, check this out — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_cooling.

    • I hope Global Cooling is a FAD. I’m afraid the climate cycle has cooling next on the threshold.

      • As has been the case for millennia. And as soon as a 0.5 degree Fahrenheit temperature decline or 0.5 mm drop in sea level is reported, a new cadre of academic frauds and cause-heads will emerge.

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