Science Denial Alive and Well Among Policy Makers and Right Wing Heroes

This is just brilliant. Some readers and viewers may not appreciate the irreverent humour but, I am sorry, sometimes humour is the best way to make the point that, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary, insisting that humans may not actually be the primary cause of climate change is as absurd as insisting that the Earth may not almost be spherical.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Delaware Newszap:

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County Council members are not on the same wave length regarding the debatable issue of sea level rise.
At the May 7 council meeting, Susan Love, a planner with the Department of Environmental Control and Natural Resources’Coastal Management Program, delivered an update on progress made by the state’s Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee, which is developing an adaptation plan for the state that will provide a path forward for planning for impacts of sea level rise.

Ms. Love’s presentation drew no love from councilmen Samuel Wilson, R-Georgetown, and Vance Phillips, R-Laurel.

Mr. Wilson cast doubt sea level rise even exists.

“They don’t have no facts. It’s almost BS, to be honest with you,” said Mr. Wilson.

“Man has been on this earth … according to the Bible … about 6,000 to 7,000 years,” challenged Mr. Wilson. “Salt (water) may intrude. You’re…

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Possibly just another 'Climate Cassandra' crying 'Wolf' in cyberspace. However, the moral of the old children's story is that the Wolf eventually turned up!
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5 Responses to Science Denial Alive and Well Among Policy Makers and Right Wing Heroes

  1. Thomas Foster says:

    I am just delighted that ignorance, superstition, prejudice and sheer stupidity are alive, well and thriving in certain cerebral regions of the USA! Has representative democracy produced this so desirable state of affairs? It was once stated by a German Reichskanzler in the 1920’s that vox populi is vox Rindvieh; and the election of such inanities as shown in the clip would appear to confirm this verdict. But, a serious theological question raises its head here: just HOW flat is the earth? If this is what evangelical christianity does to some people then it must be outlawed!


    • Rick Altman says:

      Thanks for sharing all of that Thomas/Duncan. Evangelical Christianity comes in two environmental flavours: (1) “use it up and wear it out” and (2) “we need to take care of it”. I am not aware that belief in a flat Earth features in either. The only problem comes when Christians (like Inhoffe) allow their interpretation of certain biblical texts (such as Genesis 8:21) to blind them to the facts about what humans have done and are doing to the Earth.


      • pendantry says:

        8.21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though[a] every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

        8.21a … I’m gonna let the humans do it instead.


      • Rick Altman says:

        It would seem that the oft-repeated gag about making mistakes is a sad inversion of the truth:

        To err is computational, to really screw things up you need a human! 🙂


      • pendantry says:

        Wait, what? What did I… ohhh, I see. Right! But surely just one on his/her/its tod can’t do that much harm? You need LOTS of clueless sheeple running about the place to pave paradise, put up a parking lot…


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