Monday, November 06, 2006

More on Global Warming, Katrina, and the all new Chevy Oblivious...

A number of good sources this week, for another fairly straight-forward cartoon:
  • Check out an earlier 'toon and BushGreenwatch on the links between hurricanes and global warming.

  • See an article by "The Republican War on Science" author Chris Mooney, noting a speech by sci-fi novelist and environmental science "skeptic" Michael Crichton, who argues that environmentalists are trying to "politicize science" (and... what exactly is he doing?). See also Clayton Sandell on two senators' calls for ExxonMobil to stop their "ideas lobbying," i.e. funding of politicized "science."

  • Julia Whitty on "The Thirteenth Tipping Point," which cites a sociological study that lists the top 5 reasons why some Americans reject environmental science, namely: belief that global warming is natural, belief that it's media/environmentalist hype, distrust of science, plain old flat denial, and conspiracy theories. The study found that the people were most often white, male, highly religious Republicans who get most of their news from the radio (surprise!). On the other hand, check out Bill Moyers' latest piece, "Is God Green," on the growing environmentalist movement within evangelical Christian circles.

  • John Heilprin, who reports that two federal agencies are investigating whether the Bush administration blocked government scientists from speaking freely about global warming and censored their research. It wouldn't be the first time, of course. Specifically, the article notes that the science journal Nature reported last month that the NOAA suppressed a report linking hurricane strength and frequency to global warming.

  • More on Crazy Jim Inhofe from Media Matters and Think Progress, and Bill Berkowitz on the environmental crimes of one of Inhofe's major donors, Koch Industries.

  • Check out videos and reviews of the ridiculous Chevy Silverado ad by Jalopnik and Slate, and an article by David Carr.

Happy "choosing" day! Too bad most of the choices suck. Stephanie McMillan has a good one on that subject... see also Matt Bors on "staying the course."

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