26 Oct '12, 1pm
Drumbeat: October 26, 2012
n_s: I agree with your view. Sometime ago I made the point to folks arguing against the denialists that their acceptance of the situation was never going to make a difference. From the article:"Even though big oil companies are...no longer actively questioning the fundamentals of climate science, they are spending millions in the 2012 presidential elections in the USA to support politicians perceived as more inclined to approve projects...". IMHO accepting or denying AGW and its potential effects was never going to be the determining factor. Like so many other aspects the politician/society makes decisions based upon risk vs. reward. And if the risk doesn't show up until long after those around today have departed the planet that risk is considered an even less important factor. I'm sure a few denialists honestly thought their position was correct. But many others agreed w...