Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and national treasure Bill Nye (The Science Guy) sit down to have a discussion about climate change and how it is necessary to have clean air and water to survive. If you have not seen this, here is a portion of the stream (not full, contrary to the title).
Climate science deniers are nothing new. These are the same people who were adamant that we live in a geocentric universe (where the sun revolves around the Earth). Some people despite overwhelming evidence claim that the Earth is flat (yes, in 2017 this is still a thing). I would invite them to jump off the edge but as an oblate spheroid has no edges this will prove quite difficult. It has nothing to do with objective reality, it has everything to do with wrapping a personal identity around a world view that is just plain false.
The left is often accused of politicizing this topic which is just hilarious as we get our information from trained professionals who spend their lives studying climate data whereas the right receives their information from politicians who receive large contributions from the fossil fuel industry. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what’s going on here. As pointed out in the above discussion this is no different than when Phillip Morris denied that smoking caused lung cancer. It’s all about the money and nothing more.
What do you think is more likely; politicians who are openly funded by the fossil fuel industry are lying to you OR scientists around the world (many well outside Al Gore’s influence) who have studied this specific problem as a career are lying to you?
Think about it…