After years of dismissing global warming - or "climate change," the euphemism that seems acceptable to conservatives -
Fox News did the unthinkable last week. It actually reported on the consequences of human-created green house gases.
The science behind climate change, like the science behind the theory of evolution, is pretty much conclusive. Still, right wingers like to pretend there is some big debate raging in the scientific community over global warming.
There is no debate.
Some 97 percent of all scientific papers that take a stand on the issue agree global warming is happening and we're seeing more and more of it's effects around the world. Likewise, 97 percent of all climatologists agree global warming is caused by human activity.
Of course, the conservative media dolts in the pay of the carbon-producing industries run by people like the Koch brothers always like to point at record cold snaps in an attempt to discredit global warming, ignoring the fact that these weather events along with drought, wildfires and flooding are actually part of the growing problem as scientists predicted.
On Monday the high was 95 degrees in New York City and 73 degrees in Dallas, Texas, just one example of disrupted weather patterns scientists say is caused by global warming.
So it was astounding that Fox News cited the Department of Energy in a report that warned "power disruptions that were caused by Superstorm Sandy" will become more frequent as global warming worsens.
Maybe now that the preferred source of information for conservatives is finally getting around to acknowledging what most all right-minded thinkers have known for years Fox News will stop mocking the irrefutable science and start getting serious about learning what global warming is doing to the planet.