I was reading this article today, and I was struck again by how much I dislike politicians. In three years the percentage of Republicans who believed in global warming dropped from 62% to 53%. Since the majority of scientists agree that the evidence points to man-made global warming, I’m forced to conclude that the main reason these guys have started to deny global warming is to appeal to an increasingly polar conservative base. I don’t buy the fact that the leaked emails that allegedly showed data-fixing in climate change experiments did the damage. Those scientists were cleared of that, which means if these politicians did change their mind because of alleged data manipulation they are still ignoring the evidence in favor of believing what they want.
What that tells me is that a significant number of GOP members are willing to risk the future of the planet to appeal to their base and win an election.
That’s just sick. Climate change is something potentially very, very dangerous, not only for the future of the United States, but for the entire world. And these people are willing to ignore that?
Sorry Earth, better luck next time…