Never before have logic and clear-minded thinking ever been used to so adroitly prove a point as they have today.
The Heartland Institute have just started a billboard campaign in Chicago that very not-ridiculously draw a direct line between believing in empirical evidence for anthropomorphic climate change and being a mass murdering psychopath…
The billboard series features Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber; Charles Manson, a mass murderer; and Fidel Castro, a tyrant. Other global warming alarmists who may appear on future billboards include Osama bin Laden and James J. Lee (who took hostages inside the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in 2010)…
[W]hat these murderers and madmen have said differs very little from what spokespersons for the United Nations, journalists for the "mainstream" media, and liberal politicians say about global warming… The point is that believing in global warming is not "mainstream," smart, or sophisticated. In fact, it is just the opposite of those things. Still believing in man-made global warming — after all the scientific discoveries and revelations that point against this theory — is more than a little nutty. In fact, some really crazy people use it to justify immoral and frightening behavior.
Oh no! But I believe in man-made climate change. Or — more to the point — I believe in science, and all the science points toward man-made climate change. Does that mean that I'm a genocidal serial killer? I mean, I can't remember where I was last Wednesday night. What if I was out murdering thousands of members of a minority group?!
Of course, not all global warming alarmists are murderers or tyrants.
Oh, thank God! Then there's still a chance for me. Quick, somebody tell me how to block dangerously rational thoughts from taking root in my head before it's too late!
Tags: Climate Change, Conservatives, Science & Technology
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Well, that's it. He did it, guys. President Obama successfully reversed global warming and saved the Earth from a cataclysmic environmental disaster. And he did it all in the course of a single year.
You might be saying, "Hey, wait a minute. I thought climate change was still a pressing ecological issue." Well, you're wrong. Because if it were, President Obama definitely would have mentioned it at least once in his annual Earth Day proclamation. But he didn't…
Last year's proclamation was pretty rousing on the issue of global warming:.. "Today, our world faces the major global environmental challenge of a changing climate. Our entire planet must address this problem because no nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change."
But this year's proclamation contains no mention of "global warming" or "climate change." Obama did, however, use the phrase "cut greenhouse gas emissions," but…
[T]here is nothing there about why 'cutting greenhouse gas emissions' would be something that anyone should be concerned about on Earth (or any other or, well, more accurately, every other) Day.
President Obama is just taking a page from the GOP playbook. Don't mention global warming, and boom, it's not a major problem anymore. Don't mention poor people, and poof, they no longer exist!
In Obama's defense, this is an election year. And he has to appeal to undecided independents who can't be bothered with trivial things like "facts" and "science." If Obama mentioned global warming once or twice, he'd run the risk of sounding like that boring Al Gore guy.
And boring is more of a Mitt Romney thing.
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When you hear a prominent Republican deny the existence of global warming or question the theory of evolution, it's hard not to laugh. Sometimes it seems like the right wing is getting less and less reality-based by the minute.
Well, it turns out it's not just your imagination…
Politically conservative Americans have lost trust in science over the last 40 years while moderates and liberals have remained constant in the stock they put in the scientific community, a new study finds.
The most educated conservatives have slipped the most, according to the research set to appear in the April issue of the journal American Sociological Review. The change in conservative attitudes likely has to do both with changes in the conservative movement and with changes in science's role in society…
At the beginning of the survey, in the 1970s, conservatives trusted science more than anyone, with about 48 percent evincing a great deal of trust. By 2010, the last year survey data was available, only 35 percent of conservatives said the same.
You see, when science was being used to build nukes, spaceships and other tools of world domination, conservatives loved science. But now that we're using it for godless stuff like stem cell research and curbing carbon emissions, turns out "science" and "facts" are just a bunch of socialist BS.
Of course, there is one problem with this study. There may be scientific proof that conservatives are getting willfully dumber, but as the study shows, conservatives don't believe in science anymore. It's a total catch-21. (That's the conservative version of a catch-22. They don't believe in math either.)
Tags: Climate Change, Conservatives, Liberals, Polls, Republicans, Science & Technology
In this very special episode of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, a sitting U.S. senator calmly explains to the show's host that climate science and empirical evidence are wrong because Bible…
Part 2 after the jump…
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