The latest way climate deniers are dismissing reality is they acknowledge climate change but deny that it’s caused by man. The latest example is Arizona Gov Jan Brewer:
“Everybody has an opinion on it, you know, and I probably don’t believe that it’s man-made,” she told Welch, who had posed the question in the context of her upcoming speech at an energy summit. “I believe that, you know, that weather and certain elements are controlled maybe by different things.” (Huffington Post)
Different things? Such as? But it couldn’t possibly be man and all our burning of fossil fuels! Other things…non-man things.
Thankfully most of the readers don’t try to split hairs on the cause of climate change, here are the results of the poll from last week:
Q: Do You Think Climate Change (Global Warming) Is Affecting The Weather In The United States?
- Absolutely 89 [66.92%]
- Possibly 19 [14.29%]
- Not at all 16 [12.03%]
- Unsure/No Answer 5 [3.76%]
- Other: 4 [3.01%]
Here are the four other answers:
- You would have to be a blind dumbass to think otherwise
- Climate change is mostly a result of natural causes; humans may accelerate…
- Yes, it is real but probably not manmade
Political ideology is preventing many from accepting that humans have altered our climate. Happy 12-12-12!
– Steve Patterson