The climate change hoax

We are scientists who agree with critics such as Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., that there is a climate change "hoax" being perpetrated on the American people. We just don't agree on what the hoax is and who is being fooled. Sen. Inhofe and his associates want us to believe that the science of climate change is the contrived "hoax." Their claims cannot withstand even the most cursory scrutiny.

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Mar. 24, 2012

A short article with a grabber headline enticing readers. The authors suggest the “hoax” is being perpetrated on the world by paid scientist lackeys of the energy and other industries benefitting from our dependence on carbon energy. If the current bizarre global weather continues, even Inhofe will be forced to admit climate change is reality. But Inhofe and his ilk will merely realign their argument to dis-include human endeavor for any climate change responsibility.

The deniers and their anti-arguments, short on science and long on emotion, have a major ally: we Americans are loath to alter even a modicum of our comfortable lifestyles, even though forces beyond our control are forcing unwanted changes. Which is why fuel prices will be an issue in the coming presidential election, even though fuel prices are also beyond Obama’s control.

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Harry A Farr
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by Harry A Farr - Mar. 22, 2012

It never ceases to amaze me that the deniers focus on a trickle of money on the science side and ignore the flood from the energy corporations. Follow the money.

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Megan Neider
by Megan Neider - Apr. 2, 2012

This article on climate change is relevant to our science reporting because of its prominence, impact, and currency. It is a prominent topic because of its impact and the fact that it could affect every human on earth. It is current and a constantly discussed issue within society.

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