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Hotter than the Dust Bowl, but not hot enough for denialists

by Systemic Disorder Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM

The only plausible explanation for global warming is human activity. So we should ask the obvious question: Who profits from the activity that causes global warming and who funds the anti-science global-warming denialist groups?

There is delusion, and then there is willful fantasy. At what point does the first pass into the second?

Wherever on the anti-science continuum lies the point we might wish to pinpoint, surely global-warming denialists have slid past, riding a toboggan down a slope so steep it threatens to become a cliff. And with the snow rapidly melting, there are many exposed rocks that could bring the ride to a sharp halt.

Unless you live in Seattle, Dublin or Edinburgh, this Northern Hemisphere summer has been difficult to ignore. The United States last month experienced its hottest month in recorded history, breaking the record set in July 1936 at the peak of the Dust Bowl, when farming became nearly impossible in the Great Plains because of heat and drought. As the Dust Bowl years of the mid-1930s still weigh heavily in the U.S. psyche, that is a particularly dramatic record.

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tireless parrots on 'Global Warming" HAARP v. 'Global Warming' Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at 12:46 PM
A comparative guide to science denial rationalwiki Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at 3:03 PM
same as before HAARP v. 'Global Warming' Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM
not hot enough? HAARP v. 'Global Warming' Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 7:41 AM
‘Global warming stopped in 1998′–Only if you flagrantly cherry pick

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 6:20 PM
amazing unbelievable incredible HAARP v. 'global warming' Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM
‘The satellites show cooling’–No, they don’t anti-zombie Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at 3:56 PM
that graph! HAARP v. 'global warming" Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at 4:33 PM
‘There is no evidence’ — Yes, there is

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at 4:37 PM
so much crap so little a shovel HAARP v. 'global warming' Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM
well well well crazy_inventor Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 9:35 AM
- the more they stay the same crazy_inventor Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 10:30 AM
again HAARP v. 'gobal warming' Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 11:49 AM
that hurricane 'direct hit' crazy_inventor Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 12:56 PM
in view of the psycho HAARP v. 'global warming' Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 1:06 PM
you were completely wrong - again crazy_inventor Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 1:11 PM
back to crap again HAARP v. 'global warming' Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 1:21 PM
show me a chemtrail sample then we'll talk crazy_inventor Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 1:39 PM
it's called dirversion HAARP v. 'global warming" Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 1:47 PM
where did I ever say I was JA or smashy crazy_inventor Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 1:56 PM
even more for the noise-bot HAARP v. 'global warming' Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 2:00 PM
as suspected - exxon and coal crazy_inventor Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 2:23 PM
more distraction HAARP v. 'global warming' Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 3:32 PM
show me a chemtrail sample then we'll talk crazy_inventor Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 3:58 PM
don't care what you want you psycho HAARP v. 'global warming' Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at 4:16 PM
Global warming is NOT a hoax Originaly by Coby Beck Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 3:40 AM
again HAARP v. 'global warming" Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 5:29 AM
Climategate debunked by new report crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 5:53 AM
let's take another look at HAARP HAARP v. 'global warming' Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 5:54 AM
the hack cycle HAARP v. 'global warming' Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 6:01 AM
direct from the echo chamber of quacks crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 6:07 AM
See, you can do it too crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 6:15 AM
you know they're hurting HAARP v. 'climate change'. Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 6:20 AM
whoops, here it is crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 6:21 AM
see previous coment HAARP v. 'global warming' Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 6:26 AM
measuring radiation isn't important - is it crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 6:26 AM
exactly, you twit... HAARP v. 'Global warming' Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 6:39 AM
twits tumble rocks - inventors design detectors crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 7:11 AM
"I've explained this before." HAARP v, 'global warming' Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 2:43 PM
exxon, coal, debunked smears, and now - quacks crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 3:21 PM
wasn't to convince HAARP v. 'global warming' Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 3:39 PM
I'm sure exxon or big coal will help you out crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 3:52 PM
try this instead HAARP v. 'global warming' Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 4:34 PM
‘There is no consensus’–If this is not consensus, what would consensus look like? Originally By Coby Beck Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 7:53 PM
the anti-science big energy funded "scientists" crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 7:54 PM
HAARP conspiracy theory debunked. a person Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 8:09 PM
mixing our P's & Q's crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 8:31 PM
and here's the ocean contamination crazy_inventor Monday, Sep. 03, 2012 at 8:49 PM
did I say off topic meanderings? HAARP v. 'global warming' Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 2:34 AM
Fukushima was 'man-made' disaster crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 3:29 AM
speaking of Japan HAARP v. 'global warming' Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 4:51 AM
Leuren Moret - another fake "scientist" crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 6:06 AM
Leuren Moret - another fake "scientist" crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 6:07 AM
ha ha HAARP v. 'global warming' Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 6:19 AM
directly from the horse's mouth crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 6:32 AM
wiki didn't even say that - I found it :) crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 7:07 AM
see URL below HAARP v. global warming' Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 7:26 AM
you're right - we ARE hurting crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 7:45 AM
my own chart doesn't quite agree crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 7:57 AM
a new term HAARP v. 'global warming' Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 10:02 AM
same old exxon propaganda crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 10:34 AM
exxon will get subsidies HAARP v. Global warming' Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 10:41 AM
the circular logic hand job crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 11:04 AM
same ol shit, huh? HAARP v.'global warming' Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 11:11 AM
your logic is impeccable crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 11:32 AM
I did say inane graphics... HAARP v. 'global warming' Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 12:04 PM
sure, I have the master switch right here crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Predictable pshcho HAARP v. 'global warming' Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 1:59 PM
tireless wankers for 'global warming' HAARP v. 'global warming' Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 2:14 PM
The Winter That Wasn't crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 2:48 PM
attack of the pshcho buds crazy_inventor Tuesday, Sep. 04, 2012 at 3:00 PM
it doesn't take very long HARRP v. 'global warming' Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 3:56 AM
magical thinking impervious to reality crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 4:11 AM
it's not even magic HAARP v. 'global warming' Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 6:54 AM
cheat this crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 8:29 AM
it's all about belief crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 8:52 AM
psycho rants for carbon taxes HAARP v. 'global warming' Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 9:08 AM
We are told crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 9:39 AM
dead end logic? HAARP v. 'global warming' Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 10:07 AM
let me re-state the obvious. crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 10:19 AM
talk about chanting HAARP v. 'global warming' Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 10:34 AM
the fool - the mad fool crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 10:54 AM
joanne nova crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 11:05 AM
no foundation HAARP v. 'global warming' Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Ian Rutherford Plimer crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 11:43 AM
surprised? - Plimer profits from coal mining. crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 12:09 PM
hmmmmm, back to stupid graphics again as predicted HAARP v. 'global warming' Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 12:48 PM
overwhelming evidence crazy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 1:11 PM
if it was all better, you wouldn't keep HAARPing HAARP v. 'global warming' Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 1:23 PM
the carbon tax straw man carzy_inventor Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 1:56 PM
shaw HAARP v. 'global warming' Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2012 at 4:08 PM

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