Friday, February 15, 2013
is it warm in here?
Have you ever bought $120 million worth of horse manure? if you have, you wouldn't be the first. From a story in The Guardian this morning.
Conservative billionaires used a secretive funding route to channel nearly $120m (£77m) to more than 100 groups casting doubt about the science behind climate change, the Guardian has learned.
The funds, doled out between 2002 and 2010, helped build a vast network of thinktanks and activist groups working to a single purpose: to redefine climate change from neutral scientific fact to a highly polarising "wedge issue" for hardcore conservatives.
This is a lesson in how doublethink works. If you don't like reality, you lie to yourself, tell yourself it's not real. Then you lie to the press, and tell reporters the same lie you've told yourself. Then you believe what you read.