I’ve made it pretty clear to anyone who knows me that I don’t deal with climate change deniers. I view these people in the same way I view “birthers” and people who believe that the moon landing was a hoax. When you’re dealing with that level of incompetence and ignorance, why even bother?
These are the people who seem to think that these “greedy” scientists are faking global warming in some kind of effort to justify their grants and scientific programs for their own personal agendas. Because, you know, there are so many climate scientists cruising our planet’s skies in private jets and enjoying the open water on their multi-million dollar yachts.
Jon Stewart recently mocked comments made by Fox News’ Eric Bolling, who implied that climate scientists perpetuate the “hoax” of climate change in an attempt to continue going on their exotic arctic vacations on their lavish research ships.
Well, our favorite right-wing religious radical Pat Robertson has decided to chime in on the recent climate change talk, possibly making one of the most ridiculous comments I’ve ever seen on the issue.
“It’s getting warmer, you know, in Jupiter and they don’t have any SUVs driving around on Jupiter. I mean, it has nothing to do with greenhouse gases, it has to do with the axis of the sun.”
He apparently also used this same argument using Mars to describe how a single polar cap had melted on that planet, which was then quickly debunked by scientists pointing to a shift in Mars axis (which explains why just one ice cap had melted) — not global warming on Mars.
Then an attempt to compare Jupiter (which is composed of gas) and earth is another ridiculous comparison.
I simply love how these people always try to claim that there’s some kind of “dark money” floating around in the scientific community perpetuating the “hoax” of climate change, yet ignore the seemingly countless billions of dollars that big corporations (big oil in particular) spend trying to discredit the overwhelming science that supports man-made climate change.
Honestly, who has more to gain?
- Global scientists who devote their lives to scientific research, most of whom rarely make tons of money from their work.
- Big corporations and big oil companies who stand to lose tens of billions every year if things like wind, electric cars and solar energy became the dominant force of fuel and energy on the planet.
If you want to talk about “having an agenda” as many climate change deniers seem to imply these scientists have, they need to be looking at these big corporations spending billions trying to discredit proven climate science instead of the scientists simply doing their jobs and showing us the data.
As for me, I’ll take the word of over 95% of the world’s scientists (and countless hours worth of research over decades) over greedy oil companies and corporations who have clearly placed more importance on their profits margins than the future of our planet.