Friday, August 10, 2007
Global Warming Deniers
The most recent issue of Newsweek has a good article titled Global Warming Deniers: A Well-Funded Machine. If you hate big corporations and kleptocracy and really want to brew up some angry resentment, give this article a go. Basically we're talking about the coal and oil industry sponsoring groups with misleading titles like the Information Council on the Environment (ICE) to counter all the scientific evidence that was coming out regarding human driven climate change.
All these pictures below are also from the Newsweek site incidentally.
The Newsweek article also mentions Republicans like Joe Barton and James Inhofe who very suspiciously were the heads of Senate Energy and Environmental committees, and would both froth at the mouth with rage and rabies whenever human-driven climate change reports came out. Hell, Barton would even launch an IRS audit on you if you were a researcher who'd written a "Yes, humans are causing it" report on climate change.
Man I hate these people. They're just like the tobacco companies and the fuel companies that tried to keep us buying leaded gasoline back in the 1920's. When their own workers were going insane due to the leaded gasoline fumes, one company told reporters "These men probably went insane because they worked too hard."
Regarding the photos, the polar bears are standing on what was once an iceberg, the duck is looking for food on a dry riverbed in China, and the elephants are standing before what is left of the Snows of Kilimanjaro.