August 20, 2009

Facts, what facts? Climate change critics don’t wanna hear

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Don’t let the facts get in your way when you’re on ‘fact-finding exploration.’

Utah lawmakers invited in a boatload of climate change critics who say Utah residents will pay through the nose in lost jobs and high energy costs for the Obama administration’s climate change policies.  Besides, they said, the science itself is questionable. Who are these critics? A metals scientist, a lawyer, a politician and a businessman, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. No actual climate scientists, despite hours of testimony. The scientists say they’re available.

“We’re learning an awful lot very quickly,” said one such scientist,  Rob Gillies, whose center tallies and interprets climate data that is used by agriculture, water managers and others whose livelihoods depend on climate information. Gilles’ data increasingly suggests that Utah will become warmer and more likely to suffer deep droughts even if, as some climate models predict, more water falls.

I don’t hear you, I don’t hear you.

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