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Who's to Blame for the Climate Crisis? Here's Rolling Stone's List


Environment  (tags: environment, humans, climate-change, media, politics, globalwarming, habitat, ecosystems, world, nature )

Cal
- 1330 days ago - alternet.org
While the list has some predictables like the Koch Brothers, Sarah Pailin, Darrell Issa and Bjørn Lomborg -- my favorite was their #1 -- Rupert Murdoch. Here's what they had to say...



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Earth SpiritKat (17)
Monday January 24, 2011, 3:27 pm
We are to blame also, we let them get away with all this. We should be out in the streets like the Europeans were.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 24, 2011, 3:31 pm
Thanks, Cal.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday January 24, 2011, 3:38 pm
thanks Cal, noted
 

Geynell Eskite (68)
Monday January 24, 2011, 3:55 pm
Denying Climate Science because you don't understand it is just ignorance. Perpetuating the denial of Climate Science for commercial or political gain (when you know damn well it's true) is truly evil. When people devastated by the effects of Climate Change are suffering from famine and drought, the Conservative answer will be to give all the aid money to the Super-Rich so their wealth can "trickle-down" (in the form of below-minimum-wage crap jobs) upon the starving people, and expect applause for their benevolence. After all, you don't want to throw money at poor people. They'll just waste it......on food.
 

William K. (328)
Monday January 24, 2011, 4:23 pm
Rupert Murdoch is responsible for perpetuating most of the lies and misinformation of the past decades, and should be held accountable for them.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Monday January 24, 2011, 4:38 pm
#1 -- Rupert Murdoch!:) You betcha!
 

Cindy C. (125)
Monday January 24, 2011, 6:30 pm
this was an interesting read and thank you
 

Rachel D. (57)
Monday January 24, 2011, 6:37 pm
To be fair, the blame for the climate crisis up to this point is widespread and most of it happened before the effects of industrialization with carbon as an energy source was observed and understood - but these people are the reason it's going to continue to be bad in the future
 

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Monday January 24, 2011, 8:34 pm
These people can stand shoulder to shoulder with the human caused global warming crowd because both sides are ignoring the fact that humans are not responsible and neither side is addressing the need for developing plans to deal with climate change. There is nothing we can do to stop climate change; Mother Nature is in control, NOT humans. The most responsible thing to do would be to put our energies and money into planning for the changes that are going to come no matter what we do to try to stop them.

The perpetual night in Greenland is 4 days shorter than it was in the distant past. How can that be caused by humans? In the next 1,000 years or less that perpetual winter night in Greenland will disappear altogether; not because of man made global warming, but because Earth's axis tilt will move from it's present 23.45 degrees to the minimum of 22.1 degrees. The same thing is happening in the Antarctic as the Earth's axis tilt becomes more upright. More Sun shining on the ice is going to cause more melting and there is NOTHING we can do to stop it. Planning to survive in the changes that are coming is the only sensible thing to do; so lets stop all of the arguing and start planning to deal with the changes.
 

Donn M. (56)
Monday January 24, 2011, 10:22 pm
And even if we could do something about climate change, none of us would be alive to see the results.
 

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 3:20 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 4:16 am
Noted.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 4:42 am
Noted, thanks.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 4:50 am
Congratulations to all these worst of the worst.
 

Jeremy T. (1)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 1:52 pm
Ralph Sutton thinks we should all stand shoulder to shoulder with big oil and coal companies and say that climate change is not real and we are just making it up in an vain attempt to make republicans look like greedy antiscoal idiots. Apparently Ralph did not get the company memo from the big oil companies-There is not a single CEO of any major oil company that says man-made global warming is not real and that it is having a profound impact on the planet. I must assume that Ralph has his pension or stocks tied to the big oil or coal companies. He is simply trying to protect his own interests. Seriously, anyone who claims there is no harm being done is either delusional or just plain stupid. There is not a whole lot of room to manuver around these facts. I like to base things on facts and not from people who either have a vested interest in lying or presenting false conclusions. The only question that remains is how much damage is being done to the planet. Again, not a single big oil or coal company has suggested in anyway that climate change is caused by man and is having an impact on planet earth. Two things: The stock market is rising and so is our natiional debt. We are forced to barrow billions from the Chinese to pay for oil that we can not afford. We then send the money overseas to countries who hate us. We fight illegal wars to steal Iraq's oil. Dont tell me again that Sadann was an evil person. Yes, the king of Saudi Arabia has 15 wives, 17 cocubines and 22 man servents. Women can not vote either. We do not go and invade them and we sure did not try and sell them on how great democracy is? People say we voted Bush in twice. No the election was stolen twice triggering an all out war with a country that was not a threat to the United States. Sick! These men are sick and evil. They do not like be called out and confronted with the facts. They find it too easy to spead lies and roomers. They understand what is going on regarding climate change. They are just like a petulant, bloated, stuffed American kid with a fist full of cookies and a brownie in his mouth asking for more....These men have no shame. They suggest somehow that by doing what we are doing it makes America safe for democracy. Really, if a foreign government invaded America and stold our oil and killed more than 200,000 people would you not be mad as well? This is exactly what we did. We tortured these men to get them to lie and say that there were all of these terrible horrific things going on regarding threats. It was all a big lie. A lie people. A lie that only Americans believe. The rest of the world is looking at the United States like the new bully on the block. A rogue nation corrupted by men of no character and just as easily disparrage the good name of our once great country. We have been taken over by fringe lunatics who wake every single day of their lives chanting me, me, me, me, me....ad nasuem. They only care if it affects them and to heck with everyone else. Ralph is a personicfication of thes menacing behavior. He thinks that we are too stopid to realize that he works for one of these fossil fuel promoters. Most people do not realize that the big oil and coal companies are getting over 18 billion in donations by the government. Yes, the same evil men who are destroying the American middle class are raking in billions as our soldigers die fighting an illegal war cooked up by Dick Chenny. That man should be in jail awaiting a trial for the crimes he has committed to not only the good people of the United States but the Iraqi people he has either killed or maimed and the tremendous hatered he has generated towards America as we lie time after time. The United States of America is no more. We have been infected by the most greedy filthy lying scum on the planet earth. I understand that we have to have this oil but are we not smart enough to develop new technoligies. I do not want to see our oil companies or even coal companies harmed. That is not the point. What I am saying is that 260,000 billion dollars a year for oil that comes from countries who have sworn to distroy is insane.
 

Dave C. (214)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 2:15 pm
my list
#1. greed, selfishness, demand for comfort, laziness
#2. unwillingness to look to the future and care enough about others around the world.
#3. economies built on "bigger is better"
#4. unwillingness to listen to science
 

Walter Firth (45)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 2:48 pm
Noted...Rupie is a very clever manipulator of public opinion.This has been more than evident in Australian policics.his rag sheets have very efficient in influencing peoples opinions. in more than one election.He is a crafty scoundral.I haven't read one of his papers since Nov.1975.He gets my no.1 vote
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 3:17 pm
Noted with thanks Cal. I noted that there are sure very different ideas of the science of climate.
Also that people in power, whether it be politics or Corporate will stir up whatever suits them to make money.
I guess an average person like myself has to do a lot of reading and studying to figure it all out.
 
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