Saturday, December 06, 2008

AGW deniers desperate in their death throws.

Desmogblog asks why we have seen such a flurry of activity from the global warming denial lobby, lately:

Barack Obama has promised to lead the nation in a massive climate intervention and reengage with the international community on climate change. The past weeks have also seen progressive environmentalist Rep. Henry Waxman take over as chairman of the House Energy and Environment Committee and Senator Barbara Boxer announce plans to introduce two major climate bills early next year. The first hearing that she will hold in January will be titled, "How Fighting Global Warming is Good for the Economy and Will Create Jobs."

In other words, the deniers are gearing up for yet another fight against reality--this time, political reality as much as scientific reality. Unlike President George W. Bush, who at best played the role of apathetic substitute teacher to the United States, President-elect Obama is preparing to lay down the law.  He’s made it clear that our planetary fever will be taken seriously under his watch.


It's not worth underestimating these guys. Afterall -- with big fossil-fuel backing them, it's clear they aren't running out of cash anytime soon. 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

And, of course, big-globalwarmingwatch believers get no backing (funding) from anyone, right?

Jeremy C said...

Don't forget that they denialists have their tent revival meeting coming up in March and after last years they returned all fired up and so there was that spate of articles in the Australian (where else). So just watch em they will be bouncing around especially so now that they can sense theri worldview is under threat of being laughed at

Monkey Suit said...

Hey whatever you try with your so-called facts but here is the truth http://randompoliticalthoughtsandnews.blogspot.com/2008/12/global-warming-is-not-caused-by-man.html and none of us even the smartest can know what mother nature is up to.

VangelV said...

What CO2 driven global warming would Obama be thinking of? First, we have not had any warming for more than a decade. Second, there is no evidence that CO2 level changes lead temperature trends but the other way around. Third, the funding is mainly on the AGW side because governments and the UN are giving money to people that would show a link, not to people who want to be objective.

Wadard said...

What CO2 driven global warming would Obama be thinking of? First, we have not had any warming for more than a decade....

Yep, your brain has been at room temperature for at least 10 years.

Moonshiner said...

"Throws"?

You really are an idiot.

E.A. said...

Most AGW denial comes down to this brand of self-centered thinking: "Don't blame people like US for anything because we are OWED a living by nature."

Creatards have been using the same approach (against evolution) for 1.5 centuries. They can't handle the concept of being just a part of nature, rather than owners of it.

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Anonymous said...

The globe is cooling. Deal with it, morons.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Cowardly AGW Denier said...
"The globe is cooling. Deal with it, morons."

So where is your carefully collected and collated scientific evidence for your claim then? You AGW deniers are all the same. You assert with zero evidence, or link to nutters like Lord "I'm no scientist" Monckton and his fakery.

Andy McCann.