6.29.2009

Waxman-Markey Opponents: Political Climate More Important Than Real Climate

Say what you want about climate change, greenhouse gases, over-consumption, the need for a better plan for energy production and use, the "fear-mongering" EXPERTS who rely on the scientific method, wars over oil, and politicians who pick and choose the times they want to exploit the phrase "scientific uncertainty." And say what you want about Paul Krugman (I sure as hell don't always agree with him) and his latest column. But if you are having difficulty piecing together the truth from the political chaos that emanates from the climate bill "debate," start with this:
(I)f you watched the debate on Friday, you didn’t see people who’ve thought hard about a crucial issue, and are trying to do the right thing. What you saw, instead, were people who show no sign of being interested in the truth. They don’t like the political and policy implications of climate change, so they’ve decided not to believe in it — and they’ll grab any argument, no matter how disreputable, that feeds their denial.

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