I got a glimpse into the mind of global warming deniers today, as I was waiting for my lunch in a pizza shop near my office. Abutting a story about The
Independent Republic of California doing a deal with the UK to create an international market in greenhouse emissions (not itself a bad thing) was a reader reaction that said (effectively) “Carbon dioxide has nothing to do with global warming. The sun has been getting stronger since 1905.”
If anyone doubts that America enjoys a multiplicity of belief systems, look no further. Somewhere in the vast heartland of the country is a guy who believes with all his heart (and with no scientific evidence) that we have nothing to do with the global rise in temperature, melting icebergs, etc. Nope. It’s that pesky sun.