If a lot of people screw up, where’s the shame? Right?
Powerline said, contrary to the facts:
Most people do not realize that the U.N.’s IPCC report was a political document, not a scientific one. As such, it explicitly refused to consider any of the recent scientific work on carbon dioxide and the earth’s climate. That work seems to show rather definitively that human activity has little to do with climate change, which has occurred constantly for millions of years.
Anyone who still had illusions that Powerline thinks about anything before they post it, or that they have any controls on accuracy or care for the facts, has had that illusion shattered. Of course, Powerline is a political organ, with not a whiff of science about it.
Give a fool enough rope . . .
- Live Science: “Rumor debunked”
- Carpetbagger Report: “Right’s misquided frenzy . . .”
- Australia’s Herald-Sun creates a run on sand to bury heads in
- Bellwether WorldNet Daily climbs on the bandwagon (if WorldNet Daily says it, it’s most likely dead wrong)
- Grist’s comments
- Blogs of the Denver Post have the testosterone Watts Up and Powerline lack, noting a correction
- Rebates for high efficiency air conditioners (Well, this “APS” is Arizona Public Service, the power company for much of Arizona. But I thought climate change critics may not notice the difference, and high-efficiency air conditioners reduce carbon emissions.)
- Even more, even sillier (NASA’s failure to mention greenhouse gases on Uranus is significant, why?)