If you're an American the best thing you can do is to make it politically unacceptable for people to engage in [climate science] denial. I mean, it makes us...we look like a joke, right; you can't win the nomination of one of the major parties in our country if you admit that the scientists are right, that disqualifies you from doing it...Bill Clinton's absolutely right, of course, climate science deniers (or "skeptics," whatever they're calling themselves these days) like Ken Kookinelli, Rick Perry, Eric Can'tor, Morgan Griffith, Robert Hurt, and the majority of Teapublicans, ARE making America look like a "joke." They're also seriously harming our future, not just in terms of dealing with serious problems like global warming, but in their utter disrespect for science, knowledge, and learning. The latter characteristic, more than any specific anti-science position they might hold at any given moment, is what really makes America look like a "joke." The question, as always, is who the he** are the people VOTING for these ignoramuses?!?
Bill Clinton: Climate Science Denial Makes America Look Like a "Joke"
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Posted by Lowell at 12:26 PM