Sunday, February 26, 2012


Senator James Inhofe (R - Oklahoma) has written a book titled: "The Greatest Hoax - How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future."

Yawn. Does anyone even care about this stuff anymore?

One wonders who will actually read Inhofe's book. Sure, it will likely sell a decent number of copies. And generate a certain number of invitations to discuss it on the talk-radio circuit. But it seems that the only people who are likely to take the Senator seriously are those who already agree with him. For them, the book will be a reinforcement of what they already believe and a stick with which to bludgeon their opponents, since refusal to read it will simply become proof of not wanting to know the truth.

Of course, there won't be any evidence of a "conspiracy" that would stand up in court. There never is. Otherwise, perhaps paradoxically, it wouldn't be worth writing about, at least not immediately - you could simply publish the peer-reviewed studies that prove the conventional wisdom wrong, and move on from there. But, of course, since there IS a conspiracy, any expert who disagrees with the Senator must be in on it; their very refusal to go along becomes yet another piece of "proof" that The Truth Is Being Hidden From You.

Personally, I suspect that the Senator is incorrect, although probably sincere. It's unfortunate that he likely didn't give the targets of his book the same consideration.

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