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November 22, 2010

Is Climate Science Fair Game, Too?

I went to see the new movie Fair Game last night even knowing that it would make me angry. Seeing the way Bush/Cheney/Rove outright lied to get us into an Iraq War and then did all they could to cover up the truth by viciously attacking Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson in the media is a good lesson about what is going on with the climate-policy debate.

Instead of a president, we have corporate interests misrepresenting climate science and spreading outright falsehoods. But some of the players remain the same: for example, Karl Rove and Fox News.

Just as Joe Wilson pushed back against overwhelming odds and was fully vindicated when no WMDs were found in Iraq, we know that climate science will vindicate us eventually.

In Joe Wilson's case, his vindication was too late for our nation which by then had been drawn into a tragic, costly and unnecessary war. In the climate fight, we can not let our vindication come after we've passed the tipping point in greenhouse gas emissions and our climate and planet are damaged beyond repair. So on the eve of the UN Climate Conference in Cancun, just like Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, let's fight like hell for the truth!

-- Glen Besa

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