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CHARBONNEAU – The new climate deniers surrender to wishful thinking

Oil sands. (Image: Alex MacLean, DeSmog Canada)

THE NEW CLIMATE DENIERS no longer deny that climate change is happening. It’s become too obvious that it is.

It used to be that climate change deniers could ridicule the notion that the Earth was warming by pointing to cold snaps like the one in Texas where thousands of cold temperature records are being broken.

But climatologists have said all along that global warming will mean more chaotic weather: hotter, colder, dryer, wetter, stormier. The obvious makes it hard for climate change deniers to dismiss wildfires, droughts and loss of arable land to deserts.

Instead, climate deniers have surrendered to fatalism, wishful thinking and individualism.

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David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.

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