There's been a scientific consensus on it for a decade now. How are we supposed to decide what to do about it, if they won't even acknowledge it exists and is happening in the world? The effects are deadly real, we already see that, and it's only going to get worse if no comprehensive action is taken. NASA recognizes that, the United States Navy recognizes that, every major scientific society in America recognizes that, so why are so many people and politicians still in denial?
Do the oil and gas lobbyists have them hooked on their money that bad? Are they catering to uninformed constituents? Or is it just willful ignorance/stupidity?
Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner in our general election, has said he thinks "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U. S. manufacturing non-competitive."
How is a statement that idiotic, inane, and devoid of facts coming out of the mouth of a potential future President? It's insane, it really is.
I understand that the public can be grossly ill-informed - some 40% of Americans don't believe in evolution - but people who write legislation and create policy for the country should really have more sense.
Thoughts? And if you want to know more about the science behind all of this, check out NASA's site, it's pretty informative. http://climate.nasa.gov/causes/
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It is very very difficult to convince a man of something, if his wealth and livelihood depend on him not understanding it.5