It’s snowing in the District of Columbia. A foot of snow is on the ground and it’s not even winter yet. President Obama couldn’t even use his helicopter after returning from the failed Copenhagen climate change summit. He traveled from Andrews Air Force Base to the White House by car.
Climate change denial is a growth industry among those who don’t believe in evolution, either. Global Warming skeptics see a massive conspiracy involving UN black helicopters or Hollywood Jews, little green men, or mad scientists. Those with a vested interest in the status quo are glad to support them. Many who deny anthropogenic global warming are funded by huge corporations that grow rich by generating greenhouse gasses (more here).
Thanks to the decline of science education in the USA and the end of objective journalism, Americans cannot distinguish between “weather” and “climate” and are unaware of (or uninterested in) overwhelming climatological consensus and the Scientific Method. The media welcome corporate disinformation, since transportation and energy interest front groups buy prime-time commercials and full-page ads drowning out those boring established scientific facts.
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