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.


Melissa said...

I didn't even realize those were polarbears on there until you pointed it out. The state of the universe makes me so sad. I want to read a good book that will make me really angry and maybe do something and I know you are just the right man to point me in the right direction.

Alberto said...

It's just sad that money has to behind so many evils. We will never learn.

bmike said...

sad but true. i often hang my head in shame at what 'my' country does.

@ melissa - don't get so down on the universe - its sailing along just fine - with or without us. lately it seems we just like to much things up.

A Midnight Rider said...

More and more, people are jumping off that corporate bandwagon and realizing things are getting bad.