Global Warming's Denier Elite

Global Warming's Denier Elite

There are 25 comments on the RollingStone story from Sep 12, 2013, titled Global Warming's Denier Elite. In it, RollingStone reports that:

Charles and David Koch Principal owners, Koch Industries With a combined worth estimated in the tens of billions of dollars, the super-conservative industrial magnates with vast holdings in the energy industry are major funders of climate-change skepticism.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Sep 12, 2013
Charles and David Koch
Principal owners, Koch Industries
With a combined worth estimated in the tens of billions of dollars, the super-conservative industrial magnates with vast holdings in the energy industry are major funders of climate-change skepticism. Their latest move: Via the proxy group Americans for Prosperity, they have persuaded more than 400 members of the current Congress to sign a "No Climate Tax" pledge to oppose any use of government dollars to fund climate efforts that does not include offsetting tax cuts.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/glo...
NobodyorLess

Spain

#2 Sep 13, 2013
How many thousands of people do Koch Industries employ, directly and how many thousands do they employ indirectly?

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#4 Sep 13, 2013
NobodyorLess wrote:
How many thousands of people do Koch Industries employ, directly and how many thousands do they employ indirectly?
And how many millions do their contempt for the scientific evidence imperil?
Cordwainer Trout

Lexington, KY

#5 Sep 13, 2013
The Rolling Stone Left doesn't give a crap about keeping 1.6 Billion people on Earth living in dung huts without electricity forever until they die from no hospitals caused by the Rolling Stone Leftists. Now, the Rolling Stone Leftists want to kill them off even faster by depriving Christian charities and doctors from their livelihoods, thereby decreasing outreach for eye surgeries, etc. so more eugenics recipients can stumble around blind to their dung huts and death.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#7 Sep 13, 2013
NobodyorLess wrote:
How many thousands of people do Koch Industries employ, directly and how many thousands do they employ indirectly?
Simple question for NobodyorLess aka earthling:

Are you paid to post on Topix?
lol

Oak Hill, WV

#8 Sep 13, 2013
the temperature had not rose int he last 15 years. They predicted the north pole to be ice free this year but instead it has 60% more ice than last year and is 2% above the 30 year average.

Time to stop trying to put another tax on people by creating lies and fear. Dems just want everyones money and nothing more.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#9 Sep 13, 2013
lol wrote:
the temperature had not rose int he last 15 years. They predicted the north pole to be ice free this year but instead it has 60% more ice than last year and is 2% above the 30 year average.
Time to stop trying to put another tax on people by creating lies and fear. Dems just want everyones money and nothing more.
Yep, you can't spell or type, but you sure know a lot about climate science.

LOL.

Since: Mar 13

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#10 Sep 13, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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Yep, you can't spell or type, but you sure know a lot about climate science.
LOL.
Obviously in "Fair" Game land, the two are mutually exclusive.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#11 Sep 13, 2013
KitemanSA wrote:
<quoted text> Obviously in "Fair" Game land, the two are mutually exclusive.
Put it this way, in a Venn diagram, there isn't much overlap.

And slick here isn't in that.

Since: Mar 13

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#12 Sep 13, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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Put it this way, in a Venn diagram, there isn't much overlap.
And slick here isn't in that.
Guess that depends on who draws the diagram, no?

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#13 Sep 13, 2013
KitemanSA wrote:
<quoted text> Guess that depends on who draws the diagram, no?
Yes, if you asked a denier to draw it, slick would be an expert on climate change, as well as being functionally illiterate.

Because denial is a circle jerk and everybody is welcome.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#14 Sep 13, 2013
KitemanSA wrote:
<quoted text> Guess that depends on who draws the diagram, no?
A realist might point out that slick is scientifically illiterate *and* literally illiterate, having confused percent with standard deviation whilst browsing Fox news.
A chart published Sept. 8 by NSIDC shows the dramatic rise this year, putting total ice cover within two standard deviations of the 30-year average.
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/09/09/arc...

LOL indeed.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#15 Sep 13, 2013
"2% above the 30 year average" means of course above the 30 year average whereas "within two standard deviations of the 30-year average" means a long way below the 30 average.

Since: Mar 13

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#16 Sep 13, 2013
Until we know what his source for the "2% above" quote was, it is inappropriate to assume he is confuing it with YOUR source. Rather than castigating him, why not simply ASK for his source?

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#17 Sep 13, 2013
KitemanSA wrote:
Until we know what his source for the "2% above" quote was, it is inappropriate to assume he is confuing it with YOUR source. Rather than castigating him, why not simply ASK for his source?
Gee, maybe he rote it hiself.
litesong

Snohomish, WA

#18 Sep 13, 2013
NobodyorLess wrote:
How many thousands of people do Koch Industries employ.....
How many thousands got paid sub-survival wages & wages less than in the past? One percent have made 95% of all wage gains, since 2008.

Since: Mar 13

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#19 Sep 13, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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Gee, maybe he rote it hiself.
So you are not willing to ask but very willing to insult, is that it?
NobodyorLess

Spain

#20 Sep 14, 2013
FuGyou wrote:
And how many millions do their contempt for the scientific evidence imperil?
Not one, each individual is responsible for himself, devil take the hindmost.
NobodyorLess

Spain

#21 Sep 14, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
The Rolling Stone Left doesn't give a crap about keeping 1.6 Billion people on Earth living in dung huts without electricity forever until they die from no hospitals caused by the Rolling Stone Leftists. Now, the Rolling Stone Leftists want to kill them off even faster by depriving Christian charities and doctors from their livelihoods, thereby decreasing outreach for eye surgeries, etc. so more eugenics recipients can stumble around blind to their dung huts and death.
Don't worry, only 3 million people per annum die from burning sh1t in their huts, and that won't improve if wind and solar is the only answer.
NobodyorLess

Spain

#22 Sep 14, 2013
FuGyou wrote:
Yep, you can't spell or type, but you sure know a lot about climate science.
LOL.
It aint climit scince, it's polotics.

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