A few days ago Matt Yglesias noted how a refusal to believe that Global Warming exists has become something like an article of faith within what passes today as conservatism, even though there's no logical reason why that should be the case other than the Republican party's current reliance on oil companies for campaign money and how much conservatives have invested in demonizing Al Gore. And I'm reminded how right Matt was by this 'review
' of the Gore movie by Kyle Smith in the New York Post
. Much of it is predictable snark and trash talk. But some of the argumentation deserves to be preserved in the annals of nonsense.
Consider this passage encouraging a thoughtful reconsideration of whether 'pollution' causes Global Warming ...
Global warming hasn't noticed that we got the lead out of our gasoline or that Stage One smog days in Los Angeles fell from 121 in 1977 to zero in 2004. All regulations and taxes to date have done nothing. Does this hint that pollution isn't the cause?