As discussed at Get Energy Smart! NOW! (GESN) in Inhofian Reporting: Peerless Work, Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Exxon) certainly has staff who understand how to play the media and influence game. On the eve of the Senate recess for Christmas, out went a truthiness (disingenuous, misleading, etc) “report” about “over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming’.” While GESN (and others) provided ample material about how ridicule this report is, Mark Johnson at The Daily Green has made the effort to go through the report, “prominent scientist” by “prominent scientist” to underscore the significant (lack of) qualifications of the 413 listed in this ‘cut-and-paste’ report.
Now, we might want to laugh at the utter absurdity of it all if it weren’t about such an important issue. We spend far too much time playing “whack-a-mole” with the deniers/skeptics/delayers rather than concentrating on the serious discussion of how best to deal with the challenges before us.