Pages

Jump to bottom

9 comments

1 Jimmah  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 1:00:29pm

The screaming monkeys of climate change denial.

2 EiMitch  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 1:31:06pm

So its not enough for Faux News to claim that climate change is a **ahem** “natural cycle” as opposed to man-made. Nope, thats not enough of a denial. They have to pretend that its not happening at all.

F***ing morons…

3 Mich-again  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 3:21:45pm

Climate denial is a convenient excuse for greedy people to avoid having to look their kids in the eye and admit that they don’t give a shit what kind of planet the kids inherit.

4 Skip Intro  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 3:26:25pm

I hope Beckel is well paid for spending so much time in the monkey cage, letting the other monkeys piss and shit on him.

5 lostlakehiker  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 4:28:26pm

Beckel, unfortunately, did not qualify his statement with “for the United States”, so, technically, the host was right and Beckel was wrong. If you’re going to go into the Lion’s Den, best go armed with the exact details of what you’re going to say.

The derisive and preemptive manner of the response is telling, but when people go to the transcript, what will show is that Beckel made a claim of fact that was wrong, and the host had the item of fact right. The news item is that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the United States.

Now that’s still a point relevant to the case for thinking that global warming is real. And it is also true that the past decade was the warmest on record, world wide. But in the nature of things, even during a general rise in temperatures, there’s enough noise in the system that very few years will be the worldwide warmest evah. Most of the time, that record year will be 2, or 7, or 16 years in the past. Until a new all time high is set. And that new high will have had factors other than the global trend that contributed to it, so even then, there’s no way to prove to a hardened skeptic that global warming was the cause.

The math-challenged crowd, which includes hundreds of millions, is invincibly ignorant on the topic. Most of these hundreds of millions are not rich and not particularly greedy. They just don’t get it.

They’re not fated to remain forever ignorant. Reality can be cruel in how it chooses to be educational. A few more years of storms like Sandy, wildfires like Waldo Canyon, and droughts that drive food prices sharply higher will bring this crowd around.

6 Achilles Tang  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 5:15:19pm

The 10 warmest novembers as a global measure since records were started in 1880 have occurred in the last 12 years.

7 Cankles McCellulite  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 7:18:30pm

re: #2 EiMitch

Oh the whole lunatic right will be walking around in winter coats and Mukluks in the middle of June soon. I am almost sure of it.

8 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 8:21:56pm

After seeing his obnoxious performance, my own ‘gut feeling’ is a desire to punch Greg Gutfeld in the mouth. I would never do such a thing, since violence is not the answer to obnoxious words, but Gutfeld is being such an ass that one wants to silence his maddening DERPs.

9 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 11:37:09pm

re: #5 lostlakehiker

Beckel, unfortunately, did not qualify his statement with “for the United States”, so, technically, the host was right and Beckel was wrong. If you’re going to go into the Lion’s Den, best go armed with the exact details of what you’re going to say.

The derisive and preemptive manner of the response is telling, but when people go to the transcript, what will show is that Beckel made a claim of fact that was wrong, and the host had the item of fact right. The news item is that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the United States.

Now that’s still a point relevant to the case for thinking that global warming is real. And it is also true that the past decade was the warmest on record, world wide. But in the nature of things, even during a general rise in temperatures, there’s enough noise in the system that very few years will be the worldwide warmest evah. Most of the time, that record year will be 2, or 7, or 16 years in the past. Until a new all time high is set. And that new high will have had factors other than the global trend that contributed to it, so even then, there’s no way to prove to a hardened skeptic that global warming was the cause.

The math-challenged crowd, which includes hundreds of millions, is invincibly ignorant on the topic. Most of these hundreds of millions are not rich and not particularly greedy. They just don’t get it.

They’re not fated to remain forever ignorant. Reality can be cruel in how it chooses to be educational. A few more years of storms like Sandy, wildfires like Waldo Canyon, and droughts that drive food prices sharply higher will bring this crowd around.

No it won’t.
And the more you vote for the GOP, the less likely something can be done in time. This is too serious an issue. Stop supporting the GOP.
Good grief.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
That Study Critiquing NASA’s ‘Bad Science’ on Asteroids Is Pretty Bad Science On Monday, the New York Times published a piece on Nathan P. Myhrvold, former chief technologist of Microsoft. Myhrvold, who has built a reputation for himself as something of a patent troll, says he's shown that NASA's research on ...
Thanos
1 hour, 12 minutes ago
Views: 77 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Paradox’s Removal of Stellaris’ “Whites Only” Mod Draws Controversy [Updated] Over on Reddit, though, Paradox Community Manager Paradoxal_Bear said that the issue wasn't the in-game effect of the mod itself but "several disturbing elements in its public description which we do not want to have clearly displayed on our ...
Thanos
1 hour, 18 minutes ago
Views: 69 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Obama to Become First Sitting President to Visit Hiroshima President Obama wraps up a week-long Asia trip on Friday with a historic visit to Hiroshima, Japan. Obama will be the first sitting president to visit the city synonymous with the deadly nuclear age that began there more than ...
Thanos
1 hour, 39 minutes ago
Views: 81 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Did the IG Just Hand Trump a Few Percentage Points?Just in from the road this morning...Did the IG just hand Trump a few percentage points? Report raises questions about Hillary's email defenseClinton's claim that email with other State Department accounts was archived may not hold up.By Josh Gerstein03/11/15 04:50 ...
Great White Snark
17 hours, 42 minutes ago
Views: 247 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
21 Questions for Donald Trump 7. Trump Tower was built by S&A Concrete, whose owners were “Fat” Tony Salerno, head of the Genovese crime family, and Paul “Big Paul” Castellano, head of the Gambinos, another well-known crime family. If you did not know of ...
Thanos
18 hours, 6 minutes ago
Views: 303 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Nadiya Savchenko: Russia Frees Ukraine Servicewoman "I am free," Savchenko told a crowd of reporters and politicians as she arrived in Kiev as part of a prisoner swap with two alleged Russian soldiers. She was sentenced to 22 years in jail for killing two Russian ...
Thanos
19 hours, 43 minutes ago
Views: 344 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Cass McCombs - ‘Opposite House’"Opposite House" by Cass McCombs from the album 'Mangy Love,' available 8/26Pre-order here: lnk.to Featuring collages by Camille Johnson @nighthorse.studios Official Site: cassmccombs.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: twitter.com
Thanos
20 hours, 59 minutes ago
Views: 316 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
How Rare Are Bright Blue Lobsters? s of this happening nobody really knows," he says.David Spiegelhalter, professor for the public understanding of risk at Cambridge University in the UK, is inclined to pour a bit of cold water on the story. A rough analysis of ...
Thanos
1 day, 1 hour ago
Views: 407 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Navy Takes Delivery on Super-Destroyer, Pushes Up Schedule for LCS “Frigate” On May 20, the US Navy took delivery of the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000), the first of a class of destroyers designed to take on the role once served by battleships. As the Navy prepares to commission the Zumwalt, the ...
Thanos
1 day, 12 hours ago
Views: 623 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Love in the Time of Climate Change: Grizzlies and Polar Bears Are Now Mating BARROW, Alaska -- Most Alaskans and Canadians have a bear story - tales of fearsome grizzlies, even polar bears. But a mix of the two? They're known as pizzlies or grolars, and they're a fusion of the Arctic white ...
Thanos
2 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 553 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 6 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0