Yes, I agree. It was really about getting at Limbaugh.The author just wants to connect was trying to use Rush Limbaugh's popularity with conservatives and his thing against Global Climate Change and tie him to Cooks heated words to that stupid question (IMHO to get page hits).
Climate change is very real. But I agree that the science is still fuzzy with regards to the actual cause of climate change. Is it man-made? Is it a natural cycle?Before to attack me I don't really listen to Rush anymore and have gone to the undecided side. In my beliefs the Republican Party went off the tracks a while ago. I also believe yes Climate Change is real but it the real causes have yet to be identified. Something is happening to really raise ocean temperatures the way Article ocean water is heating up. Plus some strange weather has been happening since the early 90's (think the Halloween Storm), and please don't say carbon dioxide.
(where "ACC" is "anthropogenic climate change")Here, we uanthropogenic climate changese an extensive dataset of 1,372 climate researchers and their publication and citation data to show that (i) 97–98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field surveyed here support the tenets of ACC outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and (ii) the relative climate expertise and scientific prominence of the researchers unconvinced of ACC are substantially below that of the convinced researchers."
There was also an interesting article in The Guardian (if not using only US sources ), where it stated:In the end, Brulle concluded public records identify only a fraction of the hundreds of millions of dollars supporting climate denial efforts. Some 75 percent of the income of those organizations, he said, comes via unidentifiable sources.
And for Brulle, that's a matter of democracy. "Without a free flow of accurate information, democratic politics and government accountability become impossible," he said. "Money amplifies certain voices above others and, in effect, gives them a megaphone in the public square."
Powerful funders, he added, are supporting the campaign to deny scientific findings about global warming and raise doubts about the "roots and remedies" of a threat on which the science is clear.
Again, this is absolutely not an attack on anyone here, I've just been perplexed by the controversy I've often seen in the US media and so thought I'd chime in!Conservative billionaires used a secretive funding route to channel nearly $120m (£77m) to more than 100 groups casting doubt about the science behind climate change...