NEWSWEEK COVER: Global Warming Is A Hoax*August 6, 2007 at 11:08 pm | Posted in Alarmists, Climate change, Delusion, Denial, Deniers, Global warming, Hoax, Newsweek, Optimism | 6 Comments
* Or so claim well-funded naysayers who still reject the overwhelming evidence of climate change. Inside the denial machine. By Sharon Begley.
The August 13 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, August 6), headlines “Global Warming Is A Hoax*” and examines the history of global warming denial and how well-funded naysayers who still reject the overwhelming evidence of climate change have obfuscated the science of global warming, misled the public and provided cover for policy-makers to do nothing.
Hey matt & Co.,
I think you get a different cover story about Beijing on Newsweek International this week. So, I shall just point you to the US copy in this press release, which refers to Newsweek’s The Truth About Denial story, and the interactive Global Warming Timeline. If you are interested, you can read what we are being served up Stateside these days.
The denialists are alarmists: they scare ordinary folk by making them fear the financial costs and loss of control involved in combatting climate change. Those who control energy control the economy. They also want to control hearts and minds in America.
As for me, I am an optimist: I can see the benefits and opportunities that open up as we tackle the problem of global warming with energy-efficient, carbon-reducing and climate-favoring lifestyles, and the challenges ahead are exciting rather than overwhelming.
Now, if only we could acquire and install solar panels on our roof quickly and easily, we’d be well away … !