Thursday, June 28, 2012
One elitist thinks Ranks of Climate Deniers is being culled:
Time was, after all, when U.S. fossil fuel industry majors were united in a climate “skeptic” stance, under the aegis of the anti-Kyoto Global Climate Coalition. Nowadays, in contrast, even ExxonMobil has dropped off as a chief source of support for the climate denial machine—see investigative reporter Steve Coll’s great new book on this—and the extreme to which the Heartland Institute went with its billboards [ed note: comparing climate scientist to the unibomber] says a great deal about the intellectual weakness of the climate denial case today. The denial of global warming is no longer mainstream within corporate America or the fossil fuel industry, then—and that can only be considered a major achievement. And yet at the same time, it is stronger than ever among Tea Partiers and the Republican Party itself.
The Wingnuts are still on board, of course, but only a good FEMA camp could change that. Send them all to Camp Bachmann and maybe some good will come of it. The misinformed tea partiers are still on board, but that is because so many are systematically lied to. However some of the heavy artillery is backing out of the climate denial game. I guess that is a good sign.