I’m sometimes puzzled by GWPF (the “Global Warming Policy Foundation”). Do they think their readers are gullible idiots, or is the GWPF itself that stupid?
Case in point: One of their latest makes a big deal about the fact that from February 2016 to February 2018 global temperature data from NASA showed the largest 2-year drop (yes, drop!) in a century. Here’s the data, with a red line showing the trend and a blue line connecting the months Feb.2016 and Feb.2018 (just so you know exactly what they’re talking about).
It’s not so much that the GWPF is making a big deal out of one of the fluctuations (while ignoring the trend); what they really seem intent on is to whine about how the press isn’t making a big deal out of it. Unless you’re blind or incredibly stupid, it’s so obvious this “event” isn’t newsworthy that claiming it should be is the kind of “evidence” which makes climate deniers look like the fools they are.
So why is GWPF doing this? Is their “tribe” really a bunch of idiotic suckers? Or are they just that dum dum dum dum dum?
A recent hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives committee on space, science, and technology, supports the former view. Particularly dum dum dum dum dum were comments from Mo Brooks, congressman from Alabama, who wants to blame sea level rise on rocks and dirt filling the oceans. If that strikes you as soooooooo stupid that you can’t believe it, that you think I might be making this up — check out the video. Around 1h 26m in.
It’s rather like blaming your morbid obesity on the fact that every time you breathe in and out, your weight changes. Forget about the fact that it’s such a tiny change it has nothing to do with your 200-pound weight gain! Blame your obesity on breathing! You certainly don’t need to go on a diet!
The arguments from GWPF often strike me as so incredibly stupid that I wonder whether they’re trying to sabotage themselves. Then I’m reminded just how easy it is to get climate deniers convinced — even fired up — over the stupidest excuse for global warming’s consequences you can think of.
Whether or not GWPF believes their own stuff, clearly the politicians who deny the reality, human cause, and/or danger of global warming are plenty dumb enough to be suckered.
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