The party's dismissal of "facts" most importantly includes the dismissal of climate change which Chomsky describes as a "looming environmental catastrophe." This is one of the many reasons why Chomsky described the GOP as, "literally a serious danger to decent human survival."
Nobody is interested in solutions if they don’t think there’s a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis. -Al Gore
New York Magazine writer David Wallace-Wells is out with another alarmist warning about what a warmer future might hold for humanity — death from air pollution on the scale of 25 Holocausts...
But Wallace-Wells also warned that global warming of 2 degrees Celsius will exacerbate air pollution problems, killing 150 million more people than if warming were limited to 1.5 degrees. “Numbers that large can be hard to grasp, but 150 million is the equivalent of 25 Holocausts,” Wallace-Wells wrote, referring to the Nazi campaign to exterminate Jews and other groups.
Democrat, Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Government, Religion
Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States’ biblical “duty” to confront climate change at home and abroad in “Muslim-majority” nations during a speech Wednesday. “Our faiths are inextricably linked on any number of things that we must confront and deal with in policy concepts today. Our faiths are inextricably linked on the environment. For many of us, respect for God’s creation also translates into a duty to protect and sustain his first creation, Earth, the planet,” Kerry said.
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Government, Funny, Science, Brilliance, Waste
People should eat fewer baked beans to reduce flatulence which can contribute to global warming, a minister suggested today. Fears were raised about the impact of ‘smelly emissions’ caused by Brits eating more beans than any other country in the world. Climate change minister Lady Verma said it was an ‘important’ issue and urged the public to ‘moderate our behaviour’.
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Incompetence, Narrative, Fear, Education, Demagoguery
A Common Core-aligned elementary school homework assignment in a Jefferson County, Colorado school district tells children that by 2512, Kansas will be an oceanfront state, that the “Smokey” Mountains [sic] will become the “Smokey” Islands [sic], and that a sharp decline in the human population will take place, all due to man-made global warming.
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Funny, Oops, Terrorism
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
Environmentalist, Warming, Sex, Funny, Crazy, Demagoguery
A meteorologist who has covered weather for the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he has decided not to have children in order to leave a lighter carbon footprint, and is considering having a vasectomy. He also vowed to stop flying after the world’s recent climate-change report made him cry.
Environmentalist, Warming, Character, Science, Fear, Demagoguery
Former White House regulatory czar Cass Sunstein says the international community hasn’t fought global warming because the people aren’t afraid enough. “An understanding of what human beings fear — and what they do not — helps to explain why nations haven’t insisted on more significant emissions reductions,” writes Sunstein, who is now a professor at Harvard Law School... Sunstein also argues that there needs to be an “identifiable perpetrator” for people to focus their outrage.
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Funny, Demagoguery
David Sirota: “...we are incinerating the planet and dooming future generations simply because too many of us like to eat cheeseburgers." ... “That’s right; essentially, if every fourth time someone craved, say, beef, chicken or cow milk they instead opted for a veggie burger, a bean burrito or water, we have a chance to halt the emergency,” he added.
I do, however, believe that corporations which deliberately, purposefully, maliciously and systematically sponsor climate lies should be given the death penalty. This can be accomplished through an existing legal proceeding known as “charter revocation.” State Attorneys General can invoke this remedy whenever corporations put their profit-making before the “public welfare.” -Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Democrat, Warming, Liberal, Obama, Science, Narrative, Oops
The historic drought that blazed across America's corn belt last year was not caused by climate change, a federal government study found. The summer of 2012 was the driest since record-keeping began more than a century ago, as well as one of the hottest, producing drought conditions across two-thirds of the continental United States. Barack Obama and other prominent figures have repeatedly cited the drought as evidence of climate change. But the report released on Thursday by scientists at five different government agencies said that was not the case.
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Violence, Guns, Funny, Brilliance, Narrative, Demagoguery
Former CEO of Playboy magazine Christie Hefner appeared on MSNBC this morning to discuss gun control. When discussing gun violence in Chicago, Hefner went into a diatribe, explaining how climate change has increased temperatures, therefore leading to heightened levels of violence. Hefner works closely with the Center for American Progress.
Environmentalist, Liberal, Incitement, Character, Fascism, Demagoguery, Academia, Murder
The proposed legal change would be announced and widely publicized for an extended period before it came into force. During that time, GW deniers would have a chance to change their ways and escape punishment. The police would start to identify the most influential GW deniers who had not responded to the changed legal situation. These individuals would then be charged and brought to justice.
Democrat, Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared global warming a national security threat yesterday during a speech before an environmentalist group in Washington, D.C. "The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security," Panetta told the Environmental Defense Fund last night. "Rising sea levels, severe droughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief."
Bill Nye The Demagoguery Guy
"Just a little global warming & climate change. Nothing to worry about..."
Bill floods Texas. Alaska is on fire. Just a little global warming & climate change. Nothing to worry about… pic.twitter.com/l2qAaiytE6— Bill Nye (@BillNye) June 16, 2015
Actor and entertainer Bill Nye, who calls himself "the science guy" even though he is not a trained scientist, has in the last few years begun to make himself out to be an expert on global warming.
Nye's latest series of wild global warming claims, though, is getting meteorologists hot under the collar.
Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called in a new audiotape for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming.
Environmentalist, Warming, Science, Oops, Fear, Demagoguery
James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too. Lovelock, 92, is writing a new book in which he will say climate change is still happening, but not as quickly as he once feared... In 2006, in an article in the U.K.’s Independent newspaper, he wrote that “before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.”
"I am an alarmist. My colleagues are alarmists. We're alarmed, and we're frightened. And there's no other way to put it."
Find the Deniers Near You
The above screenshot was taken on Jan 24, 2016, from Barack Obama's "Organizing For America" website.
The screenshot below was taken at an earlier date, where OFA actively assists in finding the deniers:
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Funny, Socialism, Healthcare
An elderly woman was ordered to find a new GP because the “carbon footprint” of her two-mile round trips to the surgery where she had been treated for 30 years was too large.
You see, says Greenpeace’s Apocalyptic Santa, if the ice doesn’t stop melting at the North Pole, "there may be no alternative but to cancel Christmas."