This week in science: Who you gonna believe?

Posted by admin | Posted in Politics | Posted on 17-08-2013-05-2008

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NASA GISS analysis using meteorological station data, with the base period 1951-1980, derived from the meteorological station network.

Here’s a newsflash for the faithful or the analytical: See that NASA graph up there? You’re not allowed to accept that and still believe in God at the same time! Fortunately, we don’t have to drive DK level traffic to the latest purveyor of that nonsense, in fact you can reward good guy and climate blogger Joe Romm by hitting this link:

Limbaugh evidently took issue with recent comments Secretary Kerry made while speaking before the State Department’s Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, particularly his assertion that climate change was “a challenge to our responsibilities as the guardians–safe guarders of God’s creation.” According to Limbaugh, Kerry’s prayerful call to protect the planet was simply too much for the mind to handle:

   See, in my humble opinion, folks, if you believe in God, then intellectually you cannot believe in manmade global warming … You must be either agnostic or atheistic to believe that man controls something that he can’t create.

Rush is by no means the first to roll out this nasty bit of pseudo-religious misinformation. It’s been around ever since fossil fuel companies started paying off lobbyists and lawmakers to deny their lying eyes. There are a few refreshing exceptions in the GOP. But it’s not exactly hard to understand why the EPA may have no option but to move ahead and limit what damage they can without House support.

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