Saturday, March 13, 2010

Looking back at Global Warming analysis

Originally posted at

"Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future." - Ellen Goodman, 2007 Boston Globe article (see below)

This old article sites voters' prioritites, dumbfounded by the low ranking Global Warming received:

"The folks at the Pew Research Center clocking public attitudes show that global warming remains 20th on the annual list of 23 policy priorities. Below terrorism, of course, but also below tax cuts, crime, morality, and illegal immigration."

"One reason is that while poles are melting and polar bears are swimming between ice floes, American politics has remained polarized. There are astonishing gaps between Republican science and Democratic science. Try these numbers: Only 23 percent of college-educated Republicans believe the warming is due to humans, while 75 percent of college-educated Democrats believe it."

Funny how those bogus scientists manipulated the data to perpetuate this fallacy and 75% of smart Democrats were more than happy to accept it as absolute truth and NEVER be skeptical.

"This works for some. But a lot of social science research tells us something else. As Ross Gelbspan, author of "The Heat is On," says, "when people are confronted with an overwhelming threat and don't see a solution, it makes them feel impotent. So they shrug it off or go into deliberate denial."

Note the exhaustive efforts to denounce deniers and marginalize real questions regarding the science, especially the short term nature of evidence.

Instead of adding Goodman to the Quotes page, I felt we could just reflect on her faith and loyalty to the Global Warming cult that has consume so many, especially on the left.

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