Video: Are Cosmic Rays Causing Global Warming?
This excellent video by “potholer54” (the YouTube screen name for writer Peter Hadfield) is for all those right wingers who keep emailing and showing up in LGF comments gloating about a paper from CERN that “totally destroys the myth of global warming” (to quote one of more than a dozen emails I’ve received in the past few weeks).
This meme has now achieved “article of faith” status in the wingnut climate change denying blogosphere; we’ve had a front page article and several LGF Pages debunking it, but of course the wingers never read any of that stuff; they just keep gloating away, smug and secure and invincibly ignorant. A few days ago, we even had the communications director of the right wing propaganda factory known as the Heartland Institute, Jim Lakely, register an LGF account and bring up the CERN study in one of his first comments.
In fact, as Hadfield amusingly points out in the video, these people never even read the scientific papers about which they claim to know everything. I’m sure I haven’t received the last all-caps email on this subject yet.Youtube Video