March 19, 2012

The logic of climate change denial

Despite living in a weather-disaster-of-the-week world, major segments of the ruling class of El Cabrero's beloved state of West Virginia and the United States as a whole remain invested (pun intended) in denying climate change, or at least delaying action on it until it's too late and then saying that nothing can be done.

Truth or science has nothing to do with it; it's all about the money.

The sad thing is that there is a good chance they can get away with it, although that probably won't win them a lot of gratitude from future generations.

Recently, however, Senator James Inhofe, intentionally or not, opened a window on the real mindset of denial. While appearing on Rachel Maddow's show on MSNBC, Inhofe said of climate change

I was actually on your side of this issue when I was chairing that committee and I first heard about this. I thought it must be true until I found out what it cost.
There you have it.

WAR WITH IRAN would be a big drag, economically speaking. Probably in other ways as well.

HEALTH CARE REFORM means big savings for Medicare.



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