Like I mentioned recently, trying to discuss serious science based topics with GOP representatives of climate science denial is worse that trying to explain serious things to kids, it more akin to trying to get through to a profoundly autistic kid, when nothing at all connects because they are so thoroughly locked up within their own mindscapes that nothing from the outside can get in.
What's the point, why even care? I find myself asking me that more and more.
But, for some god awful reason, walking away from their insanity and simply ignoring the willful stupidity - and what it will commit our children's lives and our miraculous planet's future to - doesn't work for me either.
In any event, today I noticed Lamar Smith's hard-on against serious science has been mentioned over here before so I'll repost those today.
Seems to me this is important information to get out there, so I will take advantage of Daily Climate's CC license and repost most of Peter Dykistra's opinion piece in the DailyClimate and encourage you to help inform others.
It's another example of how the Republican PR machine is utterly dependent on misrepresenting science and other facts of record. Their obstinate refusal to listen to serious experts and to learn about the issues divorced from their political self-interest will guarantee all our kids a bleak difficult future.
But hoping for some sober objectivity and enlightened self-interest seems like asking the impossible these days. Here we are once again faced with a glaring example of what oil company lap dogs these Republican Representatives are. All they seem to know is self-interest. So tragic.
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