Monday, April 14, 2014

They go together

Deliberate, harmful, ignorance.
The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.
Has always been paired with guys with two first names like...Jefferson Beauregard.
Another presidential nominee may have trouble getting confirmed, this time for believing science that shows a connection between climate change and extreme weather. At a confirmation hearing for Janet McCabe, President Obama’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s Air and Radiation office, Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions said he could not support her because of her views on climate change.
Yeah how dare an EPA official believe in the overwhelming science on the environment. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.” — Albert Allen Bartlett

Time for BP and Exxon-Mobil to buy, build and fortify an island called Nod where their enablers can go with their children and grandchildren to escape the wrath of the world as billions die.

Jeffery Beauregard Sessions has surely paid the price of admission to Nod.

Montag said...

Ol' J. Beauregard is one of the bigger whores in the Senate. What distinguishes him, though, is that he's quite proud of that.

Still, what amazes me is the positively absurd notion that if only we keep scientists away from policy-making, the problem will just go away on its own. Sessions can't possibly be stupid enough that he believes that, but all the evidence points in that direction.

This guy is a lawyer and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and yet, he's got the brains of a turnip. Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?

grouchomarxist said...


And just think of all those great opportunities to make a killing in Greenland and Antarctic real estate!

pansypoo said...

well, once humans are extinct, i am sure earth w/ do just fine.