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Lies, Lies, and More Brown Energy Lies
The last couple of days I’ve come across some items that are so ridiculous that they nearly made me burst out laughing, but since people are gullible they really aren’t that funny. Let me share them in social media form.
First, of course, we have Trump officials trying to claim that their “expertise” is greater or better than some climate scientist’s wealth of knowledge:
Brian L KahnVerified account @blkahn
Katharine HayhoeVerified account @KHayhoe
Are doctors “outside their wheelhouse” when they diagnosis an illness?!?
Scientists are the physicians of the planet. It’s running a low-grade fever, and we have the diagnosis:
It’s real, it’s us, and the impacts are becoming increasingly serious.
Bill McKibbenVerified account @billmckibben
Here’s a graph from Zinke’s own agency for measure. Note how oil pits kill far many more birds than turbines.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry says moving from fossil fuels to renewables is ‘immoral’ https://thinkprogress.org/rick-perry-shifting-off-fossil-fuels-immoral-58eca749f006/ … via
“Look those people in the eyes that are starving and tell them you can’t have electricity,” said Perry in remarks after his big speech to the oil and gas industry at the annual CERAWeek energy conference in Houston. “Because as a society we decided fossil fuels were bad. I think that is immoral.”
Robert Fanney @robertscribbler
Dr Michael E. Mann is one of the world’s premier climate scientists. But he has less twitter followers than
@RyanMaue who according to Desmogblog is funded by Koch’s CATO. Retweet and follow Dr Mann to bring the universe back into its appropriate, just, benevolent balance.
Guardian EnvironmentVerified account @guardianeco
Bernadette Woods P. @BernadetteWoods
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