The Competitive Enterprise Institute issued a challenge this week for bloggers to challenge the science of global warming. These morons obviously haven't studied anything because the weather is showing more and more signs of climate change. Just because it isn't warmer than usual doesn't mean global warming isn't happening. Global climate change means more and more extreme weather. Have you seen more tornadoes than normal, more powerful tornadoes or more and more powerful snow storms?
New England is suffering its worst winter in a hundred years. Snowfall amounts are closing in on 100 inches and roofs are collapsing from the weight of the snow. This is called extreme weather folks. It is exactly what the scientists predicted.
So who IS CEI? They have Board members from the American Enterprise Institute, a right wing think tank, DUNN Capital Management and the Hoover Institution. Hoover was founded by Herbert Hoover, until George W. Bush considered the worst president in American history. It supports conservative and libertarian causes including private enterprise. Donald Rumsfeld is currently a fellow at Hoover. DUNN Capital Management is a hedge fund. These speculative and unregulated financial firms brought us the mortgage meltdown crisis and our current recession.
CEI is a non profit dedicated to opposing government regulation. It is funded by the Scaife Foundation, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor, Philip Morris and Pfizer. They have obvious vested interests in fighting the science of global warming. CEI has been in the forefront of ExxonMobil's well funded fight against the forces of nature. If you live in Vermont and are getting a bit tired of digging out from foot deep snowfall after foot deep snowfall let them know what you think about their idiocy.