Climate Change Deniers
It is a wonder that climate change deniers got any traction.
- All the scientists dismissed them as cranks.
- Denier spokespeople were disgraced shills who had previously testified posing as experts that tobacco was harmless.
- It was obvious the big oil motive of the Koch brothers for funding the denial campaign.
- The deniers claimed all scientists in the world were in on some conspiracy. Yet they had no evidence and could not explain why all scientists to a man would keep silent about it.
- The polar ice caps were visibly and rapidly melting.
- You could see for yourself plants and animals moving further north each year.
- Almost every year set a new temperature record.
- There were terrible wildfires, the like had never been seen before in Australia, British Columbia and California as result of extremely hot dry weather.
- The denier case was so incredibly stupid it is amazing anyone believed it. As Louis Mencken observed, Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.
I think it is all over but the shouting. The deniers have tricked us into wasting precious time. Eventually, the Koch brothers and their ilk should be executed for mass murder, but the priority now is to stop more carbon dioxide CO₂ and methane CH₄ emissions and restore the forests, particularly in the Amazon so the trees can suck the excess CO₂ out of the air.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)