Tuesday, June 27, 2006

just because you don't like what the science says doesn't make it untrue

The difference between tobacco companies denying the data that clearly shows the health risks of smoking or even second-hand smoking (the Surgeon-General's new report says proof of the damage caused by second-hand smoke is crystal clear) and the gas, oil, and auto companies (and the de facto Cheney-Bush Big Oil Administration) denying the scientific data showing the risks AND role of human activities in climate change is simple.

Smoking kills individuals, and people who are physically close to them. Unchecked climate change threatens our very existence as a civilized species.

So gosh, maybe it would be good to try to do something about that, eh?