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8/1/17

"Ghost forests" along the East Coast of the United States ...

are another sign of impending doom

But the Plutocrats keep playing the dummies for as long as they can
in order to keep the money rolling in.

I understand the Plutocrats ... it's the dummies I can't figure out.


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2017

Here are the facts on global warming ...

from NASA

Granted NASA isn't as reliable or knowledgable as Fox News
so you'll have to take all of that with a grain of salt.


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10/31/16

Another HUGE reason to end the use of fossil fuels ...

ASAP


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9/4/16

Climate Change Denial

Those congressional bastards who have sold America down the river
for corporate paybacks should be impeached and then imprisoned ...

for the rest of their lives


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6/16/16

Antarctic CO2 Hit 400 PPM for First Time in ...

4 Million Years


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5/18/16

Man-made climate change isn't something that is coming;
it's been here for quite a while now
and the effects are becoming more pronounced ...

and dangerous

And that was in an area where they keep reelecting
global warming deniers to represent them;
too stupid to realize that they only represent ... the rich.


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3/27/16

Global Warming is happening ... right now



And here's a map of the famous Northwest Passage




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3/21/16

Humans are putting carbon into the atmosphere
at 10 times the rate of any time period since ...

the disappearance of the dinosaurs


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3/2/16

Remember a few years ago
when the North Pole melted for the first time?

Now we move a little further south
and Global Warming makes its presence felt again ...

at the Iditarod Sled Dog Race



Does anyone out there believe
that you could talk a global warming denying Republican Congressman
into investing his money into ... a ski resort?

(Don't count on it ... they know better)


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2/22/16

Sea level rise is the fastest in ... 3,000 years




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1/20/16

The year 2015 slaughters the world temperature record set in ... 2014



Is it hot in here ... or is it just me?


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5/14/15

Global warming deniers just keep getting body-slammed ...

Scientists confirm elusive tropospheric hot spot


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3/22/15

The people in China walk around in surgical masks
as if they are all on a lunch break from the E.R.

NOW ... they are finally admitting that they may have a problem.

Really? Ya think?




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12/8/14

Louisiana is disappearing slowly ... but surely



UPDATE

Louisiana is going under at 4 times the global average


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11/11/14

Global Warming isn't coming ... it's already here




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9/30/14

So how bad are humans screwing up the planet?

It's worse than you think

Contraception ... it's not going to be a choice much longer


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7/24/14

The Earth appears to be entering its 6th global extinction event.
Guess who the culprit is this time?

Made that one too easy, didn't I?


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6/2/14

And the news for planet Earth just keeps getting worse and worse

Ocean acidification


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5/1/14

Global warming is taking a toll on sea snail shells



And that's only the beginning ...

here's where we are headed


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12/13/12

Who has the final say on the Global Warming Controversy?

There seems to be a controversy. On one side are the scientists.
On the other side are the power companies, religious nut jobs,
and the masses of ignorant voters whom they manipulate.

In actuality there is no scientific controversy.
The matter was settled many years ago
when nearly 100% of the experts in the field (climatologists)
agreed that the Earth was heating up
and that most of it was due to manmade contamination of the atmosphere.

But insurance companies are in a unique position.
They are the world's largest industry.
They are the ones who have to "put their money where their mouths are."
They cannot afford to screw around. They need to know which side is right.

Insurance companies know which side is full of crap.
They are contributing large sums of money
to combat the large sums of money being poured in by the oil companies and others,
who have a vested interest in protecting their profits,
and will do so, even at the cost of destroying the planet.

Insurance companies wade into the Global Warming battle


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The Politics


12/1/17

Conservatives are always trumpeting
"Capitalism - Unrestrained Free Market Capitalism!"

So in Wyoming where coal is king
how do Republicans respond to free market capitalism
when their side is losing?

like this

Shame?

Republicans don't know the meaning of the word.
Now "hypocrite" - that's a word they understand.


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8/2/17

Here is the best example that you will ever see
of what we are up against here in America.
This guy's island is 2/3 underwater
and the other 1/3 will be gone soon.

and yet ... he's still in denial (2:25)

Never underestimate the power of brainwashing.
As this guy just proved, it can make the real world utterly vanish ...

even as his house sinks beneath the waves


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6/5/17

Trump's Paris Climate Change exit will greatly hurt our armed forces worldwide



Making America Great Again ...

for the rich


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5/8/17

The purge of the scientists continues ...

They will be replaced by "businessmen"

"Scientists have conflicts due to government grants they're showered with."

But apparently businessmen, unlike scientists, are more trustworthy
because they are never showered with gifts and bribes from other ...

"businessmen"

UPDATE

Now Trump's stooge has removed 12 scientists


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4/22/17

Bill Nye debates climate change with denialist William Happer on CNN (9:48)



Neither Nye nor Happer are climatologists.
Why do the networks put non-experts on to entertain their audiences
instead of putting on the experts in that field?

Because if they did - there wouldn't be a debate

and therefore ... nothing to bring in the audiences


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2017



ANALOGY

The climate change debate in America could be described as
a car speeding down a sidewalk, knocking over pedestrians.

If we put the brakes on as hard as we can, right now,
the car will still travel hundreds of feet and kill many more pedestrians
before it finally comes to a stop.

But Americans are not allowed to put on the brakes.
Powerful interests are keeping the gas pedal floored,
and preventing everyone else in the car from stepping on the brake.

Not just America, but the entire world ... is in deep shit.

But then again, that's pretty much where humanity has spent most of its history.


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11/10/16

It didn't take long for things to go from dismal to ...

abominable

The damage done to America (and the world) in the next 4 years may well be ...

incalculable


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10/15/16

Nearly 200 countries move to take action on climate change

Finally, the looney climate-deniers are being ignored;
the same way scientists ignore evolution-deniers.


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4/14/16

Like the Tobacco industry and the link to cancer,
Exxon Mobil knew about global warming long ago ...

and has been actively working against the public interest for decades

Both industries (tobacco and oil) will kill millions for ...

profits


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2/14/16

While Conservative politicians use climate-denial nonsense
to play the fools in their base for their votes,
the Department of Defense cannot afford that luxury ...

and must deal with reality

And here is another hard dose of reality for the climate-deniers ...

and their political cronies


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11/9/15

Conservatives spread their cancerous thinking and lies
outside the Bible Belt, all the way to California.

Science textbooks promote global warming denial

That sounded like something you would have read about in Texas.

(I really need to take a bottle of aspirin and lie down)


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7/8/15

Many of us already knew this (including most scientists),
but this story makes it clear ... even for the morons

Exxon has been lying to us for years
just like the tobacco industry did


The saddest part is that
we aren't even close to being rid of these people yet,
nor their legions of "useful idiots."


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4/17/15

We've already seen global warming deniers move the goalposts before.
As the masses slowly begin to figure out that they are being played,
what position will the deniers retreat to next?

Australia gives us a preview


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3/1/15

Classic Emails (4 pages)

After one of the top scientists who testifies for the global warming deniers
was discovered to have taken about a million dollars from the oil industry,
I sent the following email to a bunch of global warming deniers:

Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance ... responds

Does it get any better than that?


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2/26/15

Remember last month when the Senate voted 98-1
that global warming was not a hoax but an actual problem?

That one nay vote was not James Inhofe.

But watch Inhofe a month later in the Senate

So what the hell is he doing with the snowball?
Why has he gone back to climate denial?
Was he lying then ... or is he lying now?

What this does show is that these goofballs
have so little respect for their base
that they know they can lie their asses off
and freely contradict themselves
without fear of losing their jobs.

(something Fox News has already taught us)

Remember that most of their constituents don't believe in evolution,
but do believe that the sun stopped in the sky for a whole day
because an invisible man told it to.

This is what makes our task so difficult:
evil people playing morons for the fools that they are,
all for the purpose of making the rich ... richer.
Yet somehow, we have to figure out how to get through to them.

No, I wasn't talking about getting through to the evil ones ...

I meant the morons


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2/2/15

One of the leading scientists promoted by global warming deniers

goes down in a ball of flames

I love the part about this "expert" not even being an actual climatologist.
This guy is just an aerospace engineer - and a crook.
The good news is: it sounds like he may be sending out resumes soon.
I'm sure the Koch Brothers can find a nice position for him
in return for all the services he provided for them.

I like this definition from Wiktionary:
"shill": A person paid to endorse a product favourably ...

while pretending to be impartial


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1/21/15

Senate Republicans abandon climate denialists

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I sent the following email to a long list of global warming deniers
after Senate Republicans voted to finally admit
that climate change was real and was not a hoax:

TITLE: Nearly every Republican Senator admits to lying about climate change

"Now what are you reality-deniers going to do?

Nearly 100% of scientists were against you.
Now nearly 100% of Republican senators are against you.
They abandoned ship and left all you freaks to drown in a sea of humiliation.

Now, who have you got left on your side?
Religious nutjobs? That one senator who voted nay? Sarah Palin?

Hey, I know ... how about Bill O'Reilly?
He still hasn't figured out what makes the tides go in and out.
But even he knows better than to make a complete ass of himself:

Bill O'Reilly - not a global warming denier

And when even Republican senators
don't want anything more to do with you,
and are willing to admit they've been lying to the public,
rather than continue to be associated with you ...
that pretty well tells you where you stand in society.
You people have always been, still are, and always will be ...

the biggest idiots in America"


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1/9/15

Classic Emails (2 pages)

After the U.N. came out with its latest report on Climate Change, I contacted climate deniers like "The Heartland Institute" to rub their noses in it. Joseph Bast made the mistake of replying.

Climate change deniers continue to block humanity's attempts to defend itself

Why do they do it?

For money.
99% of the time, you will likely find your answer at the end of the money trail.

Why aren't these people sitting in prison?
Because it is nearly impossible to incarcerate wealthy people.

Money ... it's always the answer
(well, almost always)


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11/20/14

While the Senate admitted that they've been lying about global warming
and that it is real and not a hoax ...

the House of Representatives is still holding out

Blocking the speech of scientists proves that they know they are wrong -
but they just don't care: their only concern is shilling for the rich.

And sadly, they also know that their constituents will support them
because a majority of the voters who make up their base are ...

dumber than dogshit


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8/22/14

This incident proves that we need to require standards
for people intending to run for Congress

Climate change denier attacks scientist (2 pages)


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5/20/14

Priceless quote:
An observation on climate change by
Scott Westerfield, Young Adult fiction writer ...

"97% of the world's scientists contrive an environmental crisis,
but are exposed by a plucky band of billionaires & oil companies.
"


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4/22/14

The reality of science has been trumped ...

by the reality of power


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12/20/13

Bringing religious extremism under control
will make the world a far better place.
But as this story shows,
evil human activity extends well beyond religion.

Read about the forces behind global warming denial ...




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12/4/13

How far will oil companies go to protect their empire?

Whistleblower receives settlement, but loses job for not "playing ball"

As Skeptics, this is what we are up against.
Whether battling religion, or long-entrenched, greedy economic powers,
the odds are definitely stacked against us ...
which is just the way I like it.


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11/22/13

Remember that state that tried to "legislate away" sea level rise by passing a bill?

That was North Carolina trying to protect the big-money developers
who would lose out if people quit buying expensive shore property.

Well, they're still at it. Read this pathetic article
and note the Museum's Director who proves himself to be quite the little weasel.



The controversy ended long ago. The science is settled. What we have now, is a manufactured controversy from the side that lost as they desperately try to hold onto every nickel ... no matter what the cost to humanity.


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10/28/13

Global warming deniers continue to employ deception

When the science doesn't go your way ... what other tactics can you employ?

Whom does that remind you of?

Of course ... Creationists.

Why bring them into this?

Because, for the most part, it is the same people.
And for those climate deniers who aren't religious,
they work together for common goals.

But notice where the Culture War is being fought ...
for the minds of children.

Why?

Religion is collapsing worldwide. Climate deniers are also losing worldwide. To survive they must gain a foothold among the next generation. Christians are doing this with "Good News Clubs" as a way to proselytize school children. Climate deniers are following the same playbook as Christians, as demonstrated in the story you just read.

The Culture War is in full swing.

It is the scientists and other honest people vs.
those who will go to ANY lengths
to preserve their control over humanity and its resources.


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3/25/13

More help is on the way in the battle against global warming.

New air-conditioning technology


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3/25/13

In a recent global warming debate, my opponent (a Fox News fan)
was unaware of the results of the 5 independent investigations
that all exonerated the climate scientists of any wrongdoing.
Flabbergasted that someone who had done so much research
was totally unaware of the final results, I directed her to this link:

Conservapedia: Climategate

I then pointed out that despite almost 2 years of watching Fox News constantly,
she had no knowledge of the most important part of all:
the final results of the investigation.
I pointed out that neither Conservapedia nor Fox News
(which are both under the control of America's Plutocrats)
had the honesty to even tell their audience the results.
Then I pointed her to this link:

Wikipedia: Climategate

There, in great detail, were the results of all 5 independent investigations.
This was just another piece of solid evidence
that Conservatives are the most dishonest people on the face of the Earth.
If their mouths are open ... they're lying.

So which side is really trying to trick the public by lying to them?

It doesn't get any clearer than this

Now, if you are interested in "who" is behind climate denial and why

Read this

And this

Finally, the true liars are caught and exposed

Let's see a show of hands:
how many think Fox News will be "Fair and Balanced" and report this last story?

Whenever you want to find out who the bad guys really are ...
look for the money (works every time).
Climate-deniers try to claim that scientists are the ones who are motivated by money (grants, etc.).
Scientists get paid about the same as firefighters, cops, and teachers.
Most grant money is used to conduct the science itself.
Those who are motivated by real money
are the ones who are making "B"illions (as identified in the previous 3 stories).

So, how much effect have climate deniers had?

N.Y. Times Poll

And what do the polls show that climate scientists believe?

Worldwide consensus by climate scientists

Notice which organization was the last in the world to withdraw their denial?

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists in 2007

What a surprise, huh?
Who would have ever guessed that the oil companies would be the last ones?
But be careful. They were forced to acknowledge the facts
in the face of a worldwide scientific consensus.
They are only moving the goal posts.
They have retreated, in the face of undeniable reality,
to a position where they will make their next stand -
"Human activity is not contributing to Global Warming."
They must take this position to protect their billion-dollar profits.
Why would they sacrifice the planet for money?

Well, they are the proof that there exist people ... who will.

Recall the tobacco industry in the 1960's
as they did everything they could to hide the truth from the public
about their deadly business so that they could continue to amass fortunes
over the emaciated bodies of the addicted ... and they still do.
It is almost impossible for government to control evil, greedy humans
who have no concern for human life and suffering
as long as these corporations continue to financially control
the governments under which they operate.

Like I've said before - "Look for the cheese ... and you'll always find the rats."


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1/25/13

In the global warming debate, which side is ALWAYS the side that gets caught lying or intentionally misleading?



Yep, the global warming deniers. George Will couldn't present the actual graph which shows an obvious increase in fires because 1) it doesn't support the view he wants to convinice you of, and 2) that would be honest. Instead he picks the highest year and then finds a lower year later, to give you the false impression that the trend is going down. They use the same dishonest trick when comparing annual temperatures. So how can Conservatives be so easily fooled by this kind of dishonesty?

Because they want to be.

From the opening paragraph this story was nothing more than a cheerleading piece designed to give hope to Conservatives who are still recovering from their devastating defeat in the 2012 election. George Will hits nearly every conservative issue. He uses Gallup to try to rally the troops with hope (yes, Gallup is the same Christian-run organization that was the only one to predict a Romney landslide days before the election). I would pity these people, if they weren't such a danger to America.


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2013

One of the best comments I have ever seen on the internet:

"I am a blind man standing on the curb, needing to cross the street.
There are 100 sighted people there wanting to assist me.
97 of them say that a car is speeding my way, and that it is not safe to cross.
3 of them say they still have questions as to
the speed of the car, the make of the car, is it really a car,
cars have gone down this street for decades ... maybe I should just cross;
after all, clearly the issue is not settled,
and I can't tell if those 97 people are really trustworthy anyway.
"

For those of you who might be a little lost,
it refers to the 97% of climate scientists who agree on the topic of Manmade Global Warming.


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8/31/12

Between the Jesus freaks who claim that God would never let us destroy the Earth,
and the evil, greedy tycoons who rake in billions while destroying our planet,
it would seem as though we would have little chance of survival.
However, the warriors of science continue the fight to save us from ourselves
by working on new ways to reverse the effects of global warming.

The Battle To Save Earth ... From Humans


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5/31/12

North Carolina Republicans want to legislate how much the ocean can rise.

Ignore science - and buy this house

I'm tempted to say that people who go along with this nonsense deserve what they get. Unfortunately, it's not right to stand by and let the wolves into the sheep pen to take what they want. The sheep are too stupid to fight for themselves; so it is up to rational people to fight for them.


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The Science


5/31/16

Elon Musk explains global warming (11:33)



It is very simple:
Fix it now, or nature will do it for us ... the hard way


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5/25/16

Milankovitch Cycles explained (15:27)




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3/23/16

We are so screwed ...



Actually ... it is our children who will suffer the brunt of our failure


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2/8/16

Scientists evaluate the long-term effects of climate change out to 10,000 years ...

it's quite depressing


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11/15

Global warming deniers celebrated the acknowledgement
that the reported 97% consensus among climatologists was wrong

Until they found out that it is now over 99.9%

Oh well, I hear the "Big Foot" industry is still going strong


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9/22/15

Scientists now know when climate change first began to reveal itself.
It first appeared in the tropics where there is less temperature variance.




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7/13/15

For those of you who may have gotten confused
by the recent announcement that scientists have discovered
that solar activity will greatly decrease in the 2030's
leading to a mini-ice age;

here is the straight dope ...

Decrease in solar activity will barely make a dent
in global warming predictions


A truthful, accurate report would have stated
that the sun, itself, will be experiencing conditions
last seen during the Earth's mini-ice age.
But how many people would bother to read that story?

Sensational, misleading headlines are also known as ...

Clickbait


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8/21/14

I didn't realize that global warming was on hiatus.
But here is the explanation for why it may seem that way ...




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5/11/14

Climate change debate (4:26)




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10/20/13

The scientific mechanism behind global warming (4:44)




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10/1/12

How do scientists know whether atmospheric methane was caused by nature or man?




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8/20/12

While the oil, coal, and tobacco companies, and the morons who believe them,
continue to jeopardize the future of humanity,
scientists are hard at work trying to find a solution to human-induced global warming.

This one is pretty cool.




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2012

If these guys



Eat these guys



Then these guys ...



could help combat manmade global warming.


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