Wednesday, November 03, 2010
People Did Not Like It Here
One thing for certain as a result of the fallout from yesterdays election is that any initiative to deal with the immediate crisis of climate change is going to be derailed as the deniers go into hyper agressive overdrive.
The Atlantic's Mark Ambinder reported in a little noticed article on Wednesday morning that the Republicans stated that they intend to hold "major hearings" probing the supposed fraud of global warming.
This is going to be another pogrom, careers destroyed, scientific research destroyed and smeared in an attempt to protect the interests of corporations unwilling to acknowledge the need to address the reality.
Ron Brownstein of The National Journal reported that virtually all of the major 2010 GOP Candidates have played the climate change denial card. They make a point of denying that climate change is a problem or even happening.
"The GOP is stampeding towards an absolutist rejection of climate science that appears unmatched among major political parties around the globe, even conservative ones," Brownstein wrote.
Ninety-Seven percent of climate scientists and just about every accredited scientific institution in the world
unequivocally agree that global warming is occurring and is fueled by human industrial activity.
But taking the example of the tobacco companies in their fight to suppress the research showing the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, the corporate industries know that they can buy legislators and tainted testimony for show hearings that can stall the inevitable...The Inevitable?
When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
"It is done."
People did not like it here.
- Kurt Vonnegut