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Fired Up! Missouri - Science http://www.firedupmissouri.com/taxonomy/term/704/0 en They’re Back! http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/they%E2%80%99re-back <p>Like a tenacious superbug that resists all efforts to eradicate it, the attempts of the religious right to fill the minds of our children with superstitious, pseudo-scientific &ldquo;alternatives&rdquo; to the long-established Theory of Darwinian Evolution persist. Returning to the hallowed halls of our state capitol, term after term, is usually some attack on reason, science and education. Last year it was the infamous Academic Freedom Bill. &ldquo;Academic Freedom.&rdquo; Republicans are such masters of obfuscation!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Let our state and the nation fall into economic chaos, let the tragically disadvantaged go unserved, and let the health and safety of their constituents and their environment remain at risk&mdash;some of our duly elected legislators seem more interested in pursuing the educational implications of how a Biblical God is a more valid authority in certain matters than hard science. This latest assault on reason, House Bill 1227&mdash;The Missouri Standard Science Act looks to die the obscure death it deserves.&nbsp; It would propose to mandate the teaching of an &ldquo;alternative&rdquo; theory of biology and creation, or Intelligent Design. If you are going to teach Evolution in the public schools of Missouri, the bill states, you have to teach Intelligent Design. The science textbooks must reflect this directive as well. Tennessee and Louisiana have similar laws on the books in their states. It makes just as much sense to teach Holocaust-denial in history classes and Flat-Earth Theory in geography.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There is no need to rehash the history of this long debate of science v. fundamentalist Christianity from Scopes through Kitzmiller v Dover. (The tiny Dover School Board&rsquo;s attempt to teach what Judge John E. Jones called &ldquo;inane absurdities&rdquo; cost them over a million dollars in legal fees, damages and court costs.) Evolution has successfully met nearly all legal and academic attacks by religious zealots no matter how cleverly they try to disguise their bizarre contentions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There are many real challenges educators face today attempting to provide the future citizens of our state with the tools of intelligence, insight, creativity and values. We do not need the precious few hours devoted to science cluttered with the demonstrably false and confusing claims of Intelligent Design. Fundamentalist Christian children receive quite enough in the way of false historical and scientific ideas and dubious values in their homes and churches as it is. Forcing reasonable people to bow to the beliefs of a small, ignorant religious cult in matters as important as science education is truly unintelligent.</p> Education House of Representatives MO State government religion Science Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:23:13 +0000 bboldt2 15398 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Luetkemeyer Emerges as National Poster Boy for GOP's Flat Earth Society http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/luetkemeyer-emerges-national-poster-boy-gops-flat-earth-society <p><a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/2011/02/21/the-deniers-progress/"><img width="165" height="255" class="rightside" alt="" src="http://www.waronscience.com/images/cover_intro.jpg" />Chris Mooney</a>, author of the bestselling book,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.waronscience.com/">The Republican War on Science</a>, responds to<a href="http://www.firedupmissouri.com/mopedia/blaine-luetkemeyer"> <strong>Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer's</strong></a> efforts to end U.S. funding for the United Nations' climate change research:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>Time was when I, and many others tracking and critiquing the climate &quot;skeptics,&quot; would linger on their&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=the_manufacture_of_uncertainty">manufacture of uncertainty</a>, their sowing and&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/">merchandising of doubt</a>.&nbsp;&ldquo;Doubt is our product,&rdquo; as the infamous tobacco memo put it....</p> <p>But that&rsquo;s not really what you see out there anymore. A decision to defund the IPCC, rather than attack or criticize it, doesn&rsquo;t bespeak a strategy of doubt-mongering. It signals extreme certainty that one is right, that we don&rsquo;t even need to consider (skeptically or otherwise) any more new results from climate scientists...</p> <p>The logic now appears to be: &quot;There was this thing called the IPCC whose findings were dubious and repeatedly called into question. Then came &ldquo;Climategate,&rdquo; which validated our suspicions, proving that the IPCC (and all the science it produced) was utterly corrupt. Thus, there is nothing to global warming but a cesspool of politicized science, and it can all be dismissed. No need even to spend taxpayer dollars studying it any longer.&quot; (Interestingly, it appears that Rep. Luetkemeyer, who&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=26&amp;sectiontree=6,26&amp;itemid=644">sponsored the anti-IPCC amendment</a>, has&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=26&amp;sectiontree=6,26&amp;itemid=644)%20(http://www.wwfblogs.org/climate/content/house-passes-bill-to-strip-IPCC-funding-19feb2011">exaggerated how much money the U.N. body receives</a>&nbsp;from the U.S. government by a factor of 5 or more.)...</p> <div>Where we once had climate &ldquo;skeptics&rdquo;&mdash;always preserving the scare quotes--now we really do have deniers.</div> </blockquote> <p>Read Mooney's full post on Luetkemeyer's budget amendment <a target="_blank" href="http://www.desmogblog.com/denialists-progress-doubt-mongering-certainty">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>h/t <a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/2011/02/21/the-deniers-progress/">Discover Magazine</a></p> Blaine Luetkemeyer Climate Change Climate Deniers Flat Earthers Global Warming Science Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:58:01 +0000 .Sean 13518 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Cynthia Davis Proves That Evolution Is A Myth In Five Sentences http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/cynthia-davis-proves-evolution-false-five-sentences <p><img width="240" height="160" class="rightside" alt="" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2448/3659196795_137052bf23_m.jpg" />In <a href="http://missivesfrommo.blogspot.com/2010/12/davis-america-is-special.html">one of her final newsletters</a> as a State Representative, <strong>Cynthia Davis </strong>turns her attention to evolution.&nbsp;&nbsp; And by &quot;turns her attention to evolution,&quot; I mean completely demolishes the whole idea. &nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p><strong>Our Planet Earth is Special</strong></p> <p>The planet Earth is also exceptional because we are the only place in the known universe that can sustain life. Scientists have spent exhaustive amounts of time and money to see if they can find life anywhere else and after searching billions of light years and almost every known galaxy, they have come up with nothing.&nbsp; For them, if the Earth is the only place they can find life, it also shows there must be a creator because this couldn't just happen.&nbsp; If evolution had merit, it would be duplicated somewhere else.&nbsp; If it can't be duplicated then the Earth is exceptional.</p> </blockquote> <p>Happy Friday.&nbsp;</p> Cynthia Davis GOP Extremism Science Fri, 17 Dec 2010 22:14:34 +0000 .Sean 13131 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Heads In The Sand http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/heads-sand <p><a href="http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/gop-senate-deniers/#mo" target="_blank"><img class="rightside" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_qFYHPlHedgY/TI6CkXvHvRI/AAAAAAAAD54/JV6FOXJUBuk/s288/head-in-sand.jpg" width="235" height="187" /> Depressing stuff from ThinkProgress</a>: "A comprehensive Wonk Room survey of the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate finds that nearly all dispute the scientific consensus that the United States must act to fight global warming pollution...Remarkably, of the dozens of Republicans vying for the 37 Senate seats in the 2010 election, only one — Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware — supports climate action. Even former climate advocates Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) now toe the science-doubting party line."</p> <p>As you probably know by now, <strong>Roy Blunt</strong> believes "There <strong><a href="http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/roy-blunt-there-isn%E2%80%99t-any-real-science-say-we-are-altering-climate-path-earth" target="_blank">isn’t any real science</a></strong> to say we are altering the climate path of the earth."</p> <p>Blunt, of course, is <a href="http://www.factcheck.org/society/can_you_prevent_global_warming.html" target="_blank">completely</a>, <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/06/scientists-overwhelmingly-believe-in-man-made-climate-change/1" target="_blank">totally wrong</a> in this belief. </p> <p><em>Image credit: </em><a href="http://blog.cleanenergy.org/2009/04/21/no-we-cant-a-tired-refrain-about-renewable-energy-in-georgia/" target="_blank"><em>CleanEnergy.org</em></a></p> Climate Change Climate Deniers Flat Earthers Global Warming Roy Blunt Science Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:59:55 +0000 .Sean 12527 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com House GOP Caucus = Flat Earth Caucus http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/house-gop-caucus-flat-earth-caucus <p><img width="270" height="201" align="right" class="rightside" alt="" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4306629087_ba8f61a495.jpg" /> World-renowned scientist&nbsp;<strong>Jerry Nolte</strong> (R-Gladstone) sponsored a forward-thinking and well-researched resolution last week (<a target="_blank" href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills101/biltxt/intro/HCR0032I.htm">HCR 32</a>) calling for Congress to reject any cap-and-trade legislation to reduce climate changing emissions.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to expressing concern with the modest increases in energy costs that would come from such a system -- costs that would be <a target="_blank" href="../../../../content/politifact-blunts-new-1761year-claim-about-cap-and-trade-bill-false">nowhere near</a> what Republican leaders and their industry allies have promised -- Nolte's resolution <a target="_blank" href="http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/the-platform/published-editorials/2009/07/just-blaine-wrong-on-climate-change/">follows the lead</a> of Missouri's <a target="_blank" href="../../../../content/esteemed-scientist-blaine-luetkemeyer-ax-funding-un-climate-change-panel-get-rid-their-junk-">top climate change denier</a>, <strong>Blaine Luetkemeyer</strong>, in criticizing the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.</p> <!--break--><!--break--><p>Here's the final 'Whereas' clause in the resolution.&nbsp; Note how &quot;climate change&quot; is in <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scare_quotes">scare quotes</a>.</p> <blockquote><p>Whereas, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has recently been fundamentally and profoundly called into question by the exposure of fraudulent analysis and conclusions. The fraud is in large part the basis of &quot;climate change&quot; concerns, declarations, and proposals, including cap and trade. The nature of the fraud is the deliberate concealment and manipulation of scientific data that did not support IPCC conclusions or recommendations:</p> </blockquote> <p>The scientific evidence and consensus is overwhelming, but modern Republicans aren't fazed by facts.&nbsp; After all: Why bother with reducing emissions when &quot;climate change&quot; is all a fraud?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills101/biltxt/intro/HCR0032I.htm">More than 50 other members</a> of the House have co-sponsored the resolution, signing their names to ridiculous notion that global warming and climate change are fairy tales, and that nonaction is the best course of action on energy and climate policy.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Republican resolution, of course, ignores all of the positive economic impacts and job growth that would come from reducing our dependence on oil and coal, and ignores all of the Pentagon's national security concerns related to climate.&nbsp; It also <a target="_blank" href="../../../../content/new-survey-solid-majority-missourians-favors-action-reduce-carbon-emissions">ignores the people of Missouri</a>, who believe global warming is real, is a serious problem, and that reducing emissions is important.</p> <p>--------</p> <p>The list of co-sponsors who believe climate change ought to be referred to as &quot;climate change.&quot;</p> <ul> <li>Sue Allen</li> <li>Walt Bivins</li> <li>Ellen Brandom</li> <li>Dan Brown&nbsp;</li> <li>Mark Bruns</li> <li>Eric Burlison</li> <li>Robert Cooper</li> <li>Stanley Cox</li> <li>Cynthia Davis</li> <li>David Day</li> <li>Bill Deeken</li> <li>Charlie Denison</li> <li>Mike Dethrow</li> <li>John Diehl</li> <li>Tony Dugger</li> <li>Gary Dusenberg</li> <li>Ed Emery</li> <li>Doug Ervin</li> <li>Sally Faith</li> <li>Barney Fisher</li> <li>Tom Flanigan</li> <li>Tim Flook</li> <li>Ward Franz</li> <li>Doug Funderburk</li> <li>Chuck Gatschenberger</li> <li>Casey Guernsey</li> <li>Allen Icet</li> <li>Tim Jones</li> <li>Shelley Keeney</li> <li>Andrew Koenig</li> <li>Will Kraus</li> <li>Mike Lair</li> <li>Mike Leara</li> <li>Tom Loehner</li> <li>Mike McGhee</li> <li>Chris Molendorp</li> <li>Brian Munzlinger</li> <li>Bob Nance</li> <li>Brian Nieves</li> <li>Mark Parkinson</li> <li>Bryan Pratt</li> <li>Jeanie Riddle</li> <li>Marilyn Ruestman</li> <li>Don Ruzicka</li> <li>Therese Sander</li> <li>David Sater</li> <li>Rob Schaaf</li> <li>Rodney Schad</li> <li>Ryan Silvey</li> <li>Jason Smith</li> <li>Bryan Stevenson</li> <li>Mike Thomson</li> <li>Clint Tracy</li> <li>Jay Wasson</li> <li>Don Wells</li> <li>Ray Weter</li> <li>Larry Wilson</li> <li>Billy Pat Wright&nbsp;</li> <li>Anne Zerr</li> </ul> <p>----------</p> <p><em>Image credit: </em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.zazzle.com/flat_earth_society_tshirt-235093236610040717"><em>Zazzle.com</em></a></p> Cap and Trade Climate Change Flat Earthers Global Warming Jerry Nolte Science Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:12:53 +0000 .Sean 10717 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Clear Majority Supports Cap and Trade Proposal http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/clear-majority-supports-cap-and-trade-proposal <p>&nbsp;Despite months of fearmongering, lies and attempts to muddy the waters on climate change and global warming, <a target="_blank" href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/10/27/cnn-poll-6-in-10-back-cap-and-trade/">there is still very strong support for a cap and trade proposal to reduce global warming emissions</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><strong>Six in 10 Americans support a &quot;cap and trade&quot; proposal to cut pollution, according to a new national poll.</strong></p> <p>Sixty percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey say they favor &quot;cap and trade,&quot; a Democratic sponsored plan in which the federal government would limit the amount of greenhouse gases that companies could produce in their factories or power plants. Thirty-seven percent oppose the proposal, which would penalize companies that exceed greenhouse gas limits with fines or by making those businesses pay money to other companies that producer smaller amounts of pollution...</p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p>The survey indicates a generational divide, with <strong>68 percent of Americans under age 50 supporting &quot;cap and trade&quot; but those 50 and older split on the issue</strong>...</p> <p>The poll also suggests a partisan divide, with<strong> three in four Democrats</strong> backing the proposal and <strong>nearly six in 10 independents on board as well</strong>, but <strong>only four in 10 Republicans</strong> supporting &quot;cap and trade.&quot;</p> </blockquote> Cap and Trade Clean Energy Clean Energy Jobs Climate Change Global Warming Green Jobs Polls Science Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:21:15 +0000 .Sean 9972 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com 18 More Scientific Organizations Luetkemeyer Needs To Shut Down http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/18-more-scientific-organizations-luetkemeyer-needs-shut-down <p><img align="right" class="rightside" alt="" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/4034181005_4c5aa51f75_m.jpg" /> Via <a target="_blank" href="http://climateprogress.org/2009/10/21/18-leading-scientific-organizations-send-letter-to-senators-affirming-the-climate-is-changing-human-activities-are-the-primary-driver-impacts-are-projected-to-worsen-substantially-and-if-w/">ClimateProgress</a>, I see there are a slew of organizations that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/esteemed-scientist-blaine-luetkemeyer-ax-funding-un-climate-change-panel-get-rid-their-junk-">Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer ought to shut down for engaging in &quot;junk science&quot; and &quot;dubious science.&quot;</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>Yesterday, scientists from 18 organizations sent a letter to the Senate yesterday <a href="http://climateprogress.org/2009/10/21/18-leading-scientific-organizations-send-letter-to-senators-affirming-the-climate-is-changing-human-activities-are-the-primary-driver-impacts-are-projected-to-worsen-substantially-and-if-w/">affirming the climate is changing, human activities are the primary driver, and that &quot;If we are to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change, emissions of greenhouse gases must be dramatically reduced.&quot;</a>&nbsp;From their letter (emphasis added):</p> <blockquote><p>As you consider climate change legislation, we, as leaders of scientific organizations, write to state the consensus scientific view.</p> <p><strong>Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver.</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p>These conclusions are based on multiple independent lines of evidence, and <strong>contrary assertions are inconsistent with an objective assessment of the vast body of peer-reviewed science</strong>. Moreover, there is strong evidence that ongoing climate change will have broad impacts on society, including the global economy and on the environment. For the United States, climate change impacts include sea level rise for coastal states, greater threats of extreme weather events, and increased risk of regional water scarcity, urban heat waves, western wildfires, and the disturbance of biological systems throughout the country. The severity of climate change impacts is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades.</p> </blockquote> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2009/media/1021climate_letter.pdf">full letter may be found here</a>, and is from the following organizations.</p> <ul> <li>American Association for the Advancement of Science</li> <li>American Chemical Society</li> <li>American Geophysical Union</li> <li>American Institute of Biological Sciences</li> <li>American Meteorological Society</li> <li>American Society of Agronomy</li> <li>American Society of Plant Biologists</li> <li>American Statistical Association</li> <li>Association of Ecosystem Research Centers</li> <li>Botanical Society of America</li> <li>Crop Science Society of America</li> <li>Ecological Society of America</li> <li>Natural Science Collections Alliance</li> <li>Organization of Biological Field Stations</li> <li>Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics</li> <li>Society of Systematic Biologists</li> <li>Soil Science Society of America</li> <li>University Corporation for Atmospheric Research</li> </ul> Blaine Luetkemeyer Cap and Trade Climate Change Global Warming Science Thu, 22 Oct 2009 14:26:10 +0000 .Sean 9943 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com U.S. Chamber Still Losing Members Because Of Extreme Position On Climate Change http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/us-chamber-still-losing-members-because-its-extreme-position-climate-change <p><a href="http://thinkprogress.org/2009/10/05/apple-quits-chamber/" target="_blank">Progressive Media released a new video about the recent batch of corporations chosing to leave the Chamber.</a></p> <p><object height="295" width="480"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/mpWjx_V_iT0&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed height="295" width="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/mpWjx_V_iT0&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p> Climate Change Global Warming Science Mon, 05 Oct 2009 22:18:42 +0000 .Sean 9838 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Bond Must Have Missed The Memo http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/bond-must-have-missed-memo <p>In <a target="_blank" href="http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/politics/story/042AE0D3EDF8F8DC862576410007CEA4?OpenDocument">today's Post-Dispatch</a>, <a target="_blank" href="../../../../content/bond-fighting-limit-epas-ability-regulate-co2-emissions"><strong>Kit Bond</strong></a><strong> </strong>poo-poos <em>all </em>of &quot;the paths laid out thus far&quot; to reduce global warming and climate changing emissions, and suggests that the climate legislation before the Senate right now is only supported by nefarious coastal elites. &quot;This is being pushed, absolutely, by the people of California and the people of New England who don't rely on coal for electricity,&quot; he said.</p> <p>Bond has been busy <a target="_blank" href="http://ky3.blogspot.com/2009/07/bond-public-healthcare-option-would.html">downplaying the existence of climate change</a>&nbsp;and <a target="_blank" href="http://firedupmissouri.com/content/star-kit-bond-appears-wildly-overestimate-average-cost-farm-cap-and-trade-legislation">pushing manifestly flawed cost estimates about the proposed cap and trade legislation</a>, so maybe he missed the memos about the strong support for climate legislation here in Missouri.</p> <p>A Pew poll published a few months ago shows that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pewglobalwarming.org/poll/index.html"><strong>79% of Midwesterners favor action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions</strong>,</a>&nbsp;and<strong> </strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.pewglobalwarming.org/poll/index.html"><strong>76% of Midwesterners believe global warming already constitutes a serious threat.</strong></a>&nbsp;In addition, a Democracy Poll published about the same time shows that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.democracycorps.com/strategy/2009/05/a-carnahan-advantage-in-missouri-senate-race/?section=Analysis"><strong>Missouri voters favored a clean energy plan based on President Obama&rsquo;s approach by 18 points, 57-39.</strong></a></p> Cap and Trade Clean Energy Clean Energy Jobs Climate Change Global Warming Green Jobs Kit Bond Science Wed, 30 Sep 2009 15:13:34 +0000 .Sean 9801 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com More Unsettling Science That Luetkemeyer Needs to Block, Climate Bill Opponents Need to Ignore http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/more-unsettling-science-luetkemeyer-needs-block-republican-need-ignore <p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/24/AR2009092402602.html?hpid=topnews" target="_blank"><img height="349" width="225" align="right" alt="" class="rightside" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3510/3953299370_3fe289db9d.jpg" />Released yesterday</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Climate researchers now predict the planet will warm by 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century even if the world's leaders fulfill their most ambitious climate pledges, a much faster and broader scale of change than forecast just two years ago, according to a <a href="http://www.unep.org/compendium2009/">report</a> released Thursday by the United Nations Environment Program.</p> <p>The new overview of global warming research, aimed at marshaling political support for a new international climate pact by the end of the year, highlights the extent to which recent scientific assessments have outstripped the predictions issued by the Nobel Prize-winning U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007. [...]</p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p>The group took the upper-range targets of nearly 200 nations' climate policies -- including U.S. cuts that would reduce domestic emissions 73 percent from 2005 levels by 2050, along with the European Union's pledge to reduce its emissions 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050 --and found that <strong>even under that optimistic scenario, the average global temperature is likely to warm by 6.3 degrees.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>For more, check out <a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/24/AR2009092402602.html?hpid=topnews">the Washington Post's analysis</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.unep.org/compendium2009/">the full report here</a>.</p> <p>How long until the pro-pollution talking points change from &quot;global warming and climate change isn't real&quot; to &quot;it's going to happen anyway, so why not keep going on our current path (even though that would make it <em>way</em> worse)&quot;?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Cap and Trade Climate Change Global Warming Science Fri, 25 Sep 2009 12:58:58 +0000 .Sean 9764 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com