There’s No Debate Here – It’s Science vs Nonscience, And The Scientists Get The Vote

Those of you who follow this blog will know by now that I’m a big Bill Maher fan. This guy really “gets”  climate change. Here he is from June 6, 2010:

We have to pretend that there are always two truths and the side that doesn’t know anything has something to say. On this side, all the scientists in the world, and on the other side, Mr. Potato Head. There’s no debate here. It’s just scientists vs nonscientists…We shouldn’t decide everything by polling the masses…As in ‘Eat shit – twenty trillion flies can’t be wrong’…Mainstream media can you please stop pitting the ignorant vs the educated and framing it as a debate?…”

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*Thanks to David Wilson for sharing this video link*

Climate Change and National Security – American Defense Officials Speak Out

Climate Change will have profound implications for the security of every nation. Experienced military experts have come to some conclusions on what’s coming. The defense experts on this video include General Gordon Sulllivan, Former US Army Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral David Titley, Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy, Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, and James Woolsey, Former CIA director.

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This video comes from Peter Sinclair and “Climate Crock of the Week“.

I am away this week on a low-carbon canoe trip in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. Enjoy the video!

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Extolls Virtues of Carbon Dioxide

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)  is one of the most vocal and well-funded of the organizations opposing action by the U.S. government on curbing climate change-causing greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1998, for example, Exxon Mobile has funneled over $2 million to CEI. As mentioned in the previous post, in 2006 CEI produced a commercial extolling the virtues of carbon dioxide (CO2) and implying that any regulation of this “life-giving” element would hurt progress. The ad is so over-the-top that it seems like a parody. Judge for yourself:

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For more information, check out what SourceWatch.org has to say about the Competitive Enterprise Institute.