Power Line’s Climate Change Denial and Monty Python
Lately, the right wing Power Line blog has been angling for a position as one of the prime sources of climate change denial in the blogosphere. They have a lot of competition, because denying the science of climate change is absolutely universal in the right wing blogosphere.
But today they make a credible effort at placing themselves among the dumbest of this exceedingly dim bunch, with a mocking article by Steven Hayward that simply dismisses all scientific evidence to insist that global warming is nothing but a joke on the “politicized science community:” Why Climate Change Has Become the “Dead Parrot Sketch” of American Politics.
There’s nothing to actually “refute” in Hayward’s post; it’s just the usual ignorant right wing jeering. But since he enlists the aid of Monty Python for this purpose, I thought I’d check to see what the star of the “dead parrot sketch,” John Cleese, thinks about climate change.
Here’s a video Cleese narrated for the Monterey Bay Aquarium that makes his position very clear:
I’m pretty sure the Pythons would be unamused at Steven Hayward’s use of their work to promote wingnut falsehoods.