By September this year, all of the ice at the North Pole may melt for the first time ever. Do “global warming is a lie” people also believe someone in Nigeria wants to give them millions of dollars? Time to wake up.
Warming deniers have been tricked by years of Big Oil propaganda, delivered by people like Rush Limbaugh.
The August 13 issue of Newsweek … reports, in an extensive article titled “The Truth About Denial“, that the oil companies are orchestrating a well-funded effort at misinformation and out-right lies.
The article is extensive, and damning – and it cites specifics in this multi-decade effort by big oil to lie to the American public, and highlights the support they’ve had in this effort from the Republicans in Congress and in the White House.
The concerted, deliberate intentional effort to lie to the American public is well-documented:
Groups that opposed greenhouse curbs ramped up. They “settled on the ‘science isn’t there’ argument because they didn’t believe they’d be able to convince the public to do nothing if climate change were real,” says David Goldston, who served as Republican chief of staff for the House of Representatives science committee until 2006. – wbb