10 Aug '11, 11pm

Fox News Gives "Science" Lesson on Why Humans Aren't Causing Global Warming. As expected, gets it completely wrong.

Fox News Gives "Science" Lesson on Why Humans Aren't Causing Global Warming. As expected, gets it completely wrong.

As in, not the kind of nonsense that belies traditional climate skepticism -- skeptics usually focus on some outwardly plausible concept and twist the evidence to sew doubt (sun spots! the climate's not that sensitive to CO2 concentrations! it's natural cycles). No, this is the level of nonsense that requires you to check your Physics 101 textbook at the door. Or, more accurately, I suppose, pretend that it never existed. Here's Media Matters : Joe Bastardi ... declared that the theory of human-induced climate change "contradicts what we call the 1st law of thermodynamics. Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. So to look for input of energy into the atmosphere, you have to come from a foreign source." It's not clear what to conclude from this except that Fox and Bastardi are not familiar with the greenhouse effect. Climate scientists aren't claiming that humans are ...

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