Paul Krugman: Treason Against The Planet
The Republicans who are rejecting the climate change bill are doing so based more on ideology than science. Paul Krugman reminds us that ice caps are shrinking arid zoes are spreading, and scientists are predicting a 9 degree rise in temperature by the end of the century.
Global greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster than expected; some mitigating factors, like absorption of carbon dioxide by the oceans, are turning out to be weaker than hoped; and there’s growing evidence that climate change is self-reinforcing — that, for example, rising temperatures will cause some arctic tundra to defrost, releasing even more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The deniers aren’t debating from a factual analysis. Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia went so far as to call climate change a “hoax” that’s been “perpetrated out of the scientific community.” These deniers should ignore scientific warnings at their own peril; the peril being loss of their political careers.Click here for reuse options!
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