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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Rage Against the Machine

By Keith Schmitz

Why do they lie? Because it works.

For those of you who didn't receive the issue, Newsweek has a very important article on the manufactured dissent on the global warming issue by the doubt machine of the climate change deniers.

From the article:
Just last year, polls found that 64 percent of Americans thought there was "a lot" of scientific disagreement on climate change; only one third thought planetary warming was "mainly caused by things people do." In contrast, majorities in Europe and Japan recognize a broad consensus among climate experts that greenhouse gases—mostly from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas to power the world's economies—are altering climate. A new NEWSWEEK Poll finds that the influence of the denial machine remains strong. Although the figure is less than in earlier polls, 39 percent of those asked say there is "a lot of disagreement among climate scientists" on the basic question of whether the planet is warming; 42 percent say there is a lot of disagreement that human activities are a major cause of global warming. Only 46 percent say the greenhouse effect is being felt today.

The article goes on to dig deep into the manipulation of the American public by vested interests.

We see it all the time. We know that the facts are not kind to conservative "truths."

This is the 21st century. We can't run a country on myth and ever hope to be competitive.

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