‘Follow the money’ with climate change deniers
GREEN BAY – Fake news and too much money in politics are threats to our democracy, our environment and our children’s future.
From Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s pick to head EPA, to Gov. Scott Walker, many prominent politicians insist that the causes for climate change are debatable.
There’s no bigger fake news than this.
Jim Powell, a science author who served 12 years on the National Science Board, appointed by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, reviewed 13,950 peer-reviewed climate articles published between 1991 and 2012.
Of the 33,690 authors of those papers, only 34 authors “clearly reject global warming or endorse a cause other than CO2 emissions for observed warming.”
Only 1 of every 1,000 of those climate scientists reject that climate is changing and/or that humans caused it. Only one-tenth of 1 percent of climate scientists considers climate change or its cause “debatable.”
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources now states on its websites the same fake news that the causes of climate change are debatable.
When one considers the mountains of money that Walker has received during his many campaigns from the “heavily invested in fossil fuels” Koch Brothers is it any wonder that “the release of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels as the cause for climate change” has been scrubbed from the Walker DNR website?
Only politicians of the highest integrity would bite the hand that feeds them. It’s enlightening to “follow the money.”
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