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Galileo Would Recognize Climate Change Deniers

Future historians will rightly compare the climate change deniers of the 21st century to the science-hating reactionaries who jailed Galileo in the 17th century.
But at least the truthers of yore had an excuse, because science was a fairly new concept. Our deniers have no such excuse.
Which is why their reaction to last week’s National Climate Assessment - a 1,300-page report mandated by Congress and authored by 300 top scientists - was so predictably pathetic. The report basically compiles the empirical evidence that by now is obvious to the naked eye (record warmth, record droughts, ever-intensifying storm patterns, ever-increasing ...

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