Newsweek Chronicles the Long, Relentless History of Climate Denialists

Sun, 2007-08-05 09:46Ross Gelbspan
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Newsweek Chronicles the Long, Relentless History of Climate Denialists

If you think those who have long challenged the mainstream scientific findings about global warming recognize that the game is over, think again.  The denial machine is running at full throttle – and continuing to shape both government policy and public opinion.

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I only skimmed the article (it’s just Newsweek after all) but it’s great to finally see some candour and hard-hitting reporting in the US mainstream media. The US is finally waking up to what the rest of the world already knows (but still isn’t doing anything about…)

It’s “just Newsweek”? Well, “just Newsweek” has been exposing elements of the Iraq war years before they became common knowledge to the American public, and has been predicting events in Iraq six months in advance since virtually the day the war began. If George Bush would simply read “just Newsweek” every week, he could have avoided virtually all of the mistakes he’s made in that country.

So the deniers push back.
http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=271378921601205

More of the same: “This allusion (deniers) is an affront to those who suffered and died in the Holocaust….”

“Reputable scientists have been accused by a major news magazine of being paid to lie.” (Its about time)

Blah blah on it goes quoting Bob Carter and Sen Inhofe as experts on the “alarmist” funding.

What is most amusing is the attempt by deniers to portray themselves as modern day Galileos.

Just more spin, smoke, and false indignation.

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