Monday 29 June 2009

what you'd have to believe

The Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman nails the irresponsibility and immorality of the 200-plus House representatives who voted against last Friday's climate-change bill.

'Indeed, if there was a defining moment in Friday’s debate, it was the declaration by Representative Paul Broun of Georgia that climate change is nothing but a “hoax” that has been “perpetrated out of the scientific community.” I’d call this a crazy conspiracy theory, but doing so would actually be unfair to crazy conspiracy theorists. After all, to believe that global warming is a hoax you have to believe in a vast cabal consisting of thousands of scientists — a cabal so powerful that it has managed to create false records on everything from global temperatures to Arctic sea ice.'

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