2011-09-26 03:24:37The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why? -- AP
John Hartz
John Hartz

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
John Cook

"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."