2011-09-26 03:24:37The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why? -- AP
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Here's a take away excerpt from this excellent article.

What's going on?

"The desire to disbelieve deepens as the scale of the threat grows," concludes economist-ethicist Clive Hamilton.

He and others who track what they call "denialism" find that its nature is changing in America, last redoubt of climate naysayers. It has taken on a more partisan, ideological tone. Polls find a widening Republican-Democratic gap on climate. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry even accuses climate scientists of lying for money. Global warming looms as a debatable question in yet another U.S. election campaign.

Source: "The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why?"  Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sep 24, 2011

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2011-09-26 06:21:11Another cool quote from this article
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"Satellite and other monitoring, meanwhile, found nights were warming faster than days, and winters more than summers, and the upper atmosphere was cooling while the lower atmosphere warmed — all clear signals greenhouse warming was at work, not some other factor."