Leaders from all over the world are in Denmark this week to discuss climate change, which a broad consensus of scientists agrees is not up for debate. Of course, as noted climatologist Sean Hannity recently pointed out, climate change is probably hooey because it snowed in Houston last week, and that hasn't happened in nearly 52 weeks!
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Come on Copenhagen protesters. I'm disappointed in you. Is that all the crazy you've got?
Copenhagen has turned into somewhat of a battleground as climate activists clashed with police at several demonstrations over the weekend.
The end of the world seemed near Monday in Copenhagen. Four horsemen of the Apocalypse rode through the streets of this Danish city.
Now, that's what I'm talking about.
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Naomi Klein. What a downer! Look at her refusing to be optimistic about meaningful changes to environmental policy around the world happening in the Copenhagen summit simply because no meaningful change is actually being discussed. Boo!
You ever hear of a little thing called "unjustified hope"? Sorry, Ms. Klein, maybe they don't teach that in your fancy journalism schools, but a little more than a year ago, America turned out in droves to vote for it.
And unjustified hope can move make make-believe mountains.
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Not content to be associated with just one group of reason-averse conspiracists, Sarah Palin has decided that she also needed to force herself into the fray of Climategate, the bullshitroversy concerning climatologists emailing things that right wing pundits can't understand to other climatologists.
The Washington Post — needing someone who could make sense of complicated statistics, understand technical jargon and had a deep enough understanding of the scientific method to write an opinion piece on this — obviously jumped at the chance to print a re-hash of Sarah Palin's latest Facebook rant.
"Climate-gate," as the e-mails and other documents from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia have become known, exposes a highly politicized scientific circle — the same circle whose work underlies efforts at the Copenhagen climate change conference…
This scandal obviously calls into question the proposals being pushed in Copenhagen. I've always believed that policy should be based on sound science, not politics…
In his inaugural address, President Obama declared his intention to "restore science to its rightful place." But instead of staying home from Copenhagen and sending a message that the United States will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices, the president has upped the ante. He plans to fly in at the climax of the conference in hopes of sealing a "deal." Whatever deal he gets, it will be no deal for the American people.
Oddly enough, lots of commentators were less with impressed with The Post's decision to print Palin's dishonest, anti-science op-ed for some weird reason…
Shortly after the op-ed was published online, Post media reporter Howard Kurtz tweeted that his paper was being "ripped for running Palin op-ed." Kurtz highlighted a blog post whose author refused to link to the op-ed because "[t]hey shouldn't be rewarded with the clicks, which is pretty much what this is about, I figure."…
The response to the op-ed was even more critical from science writers. ScienceBlogs.com's Tim Lambert chose to headline his piece on Palin's op-ed: "The Washington Post can't go out of business fast enough."
I beg to differ with Lambert. I do think The Washington Post can go out of business fast enough.
By the way, this post from Media Matters does an excellent job of picking Palin's piece apart and explaining reality.
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This week, world leaders are meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark to sit around a big table and have the biggest rap session about what a bummer Global Warming is since the Kyoto negotiations in 1997.
However, in the Climategate controversy-type-thing — which has been burning red-hot through the right wing blogosphere (and kind of being mentioned sometimes elsewhere) — this seems like a good enough time as any to take a look at the other side: the skeptics of Global Warming. And what better way to do it than with The Daily Show?
January 22, 2004: Apocalypse Soon
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