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The first estimates say 2006 was the warmest year on record for the U.S.

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  1. January 14, 2007 at 8:58 am

    Two thoughts, and then I’m done for the month.

    From listening to Limbaugh and reading right wing thought on this subject, it is apparent that the debate has been completely taken out of the scientific realm and placed in the lap of the public relations industry. Reaction over there to the notion that humans are causing warming is swift and visceral, Exxon/Mobil has won the day. Little can be done in the US until the right wing is brought aboard, and they are dug in. So data like that presented here is neutralized.

    Secondly, what Exxon/Mobil has done here is irresponsible on an historic scale. They have trivialized a problem that potentially threatens our lives and economies. That they did this intentionally, that they deliberately set out to discredit science and create doubt when action was needed, is in my view a crime of historic proportions.

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