Global warming isn't a joke

February 10, 2014 

Is it really cooling? Ask our most trusted messengers, the National Academy of Sciences (founded by A. Lincoln; Albert Einstein, once a member), the Royal Society of UK (founded in the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton once president), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the AMA, NASA, NOAA. Consult any known academy of sciences.

Scientists have addressed the claim of global cooling or "the warming has stopped" countless times. Warming has not stopped.

But facts don't matter to the true believer. Facts are simply inconvenient, so half-truths are better than whole truths.

The Glenn McCoy cartoon is deeply irresponsible. It might be cute, but this sweet poison nurtures a lie and is just another glib shot in the shameless tradition of "relax, if you like your wishful thinking you can keep it."

Denial equals delay, and it kills. Not funny.

Jan Freed

Science teacher

Los Angeles

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