Today’s lesson: how Liberals go about “arguing persuasively”, specifically in the area of Anthropogenic Global Warming.
Our first example is by way of the EPA:
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The newly appointed administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday the only way to confront climate-change challenges and environmental problems facing agriculture is for farmers and government agencies to work together.
Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator for three weeks, said she accepted Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s invitation to the Iowa State Fair to celebrate steps Iowa is taking to control the runoff of farm fertilizer and manure.
“The challenge today is just to stop arguing about the problem and really start driving solutions,” she said in the speech.
That’s a bit of an odd statement, since if we don’t agree on the problem, it’s rather hard to “start driving solutions”. However, it echos the President’s recent Twitter attack on everyone who doesn’t blindly embrace Man-made Global Warming:
“Deniers”? You guys have been using that term for years now, and equating Climate skeptics with Holocaust Deniers still ain’t doing ya’ any good.
And don’t forget about Obama’s new Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell:
“I hope there are no climate-change deniers in the Department of Interior,” she said.
Actually, by constantly trying to shame or bully your opponents into ending the discussion (“The Science Is Settled…“), you’re making guys like me even more suspicious of your claims than we would be ordinarily.
Oh, and as Charles Krauthammer brilliantly states, it’s also pretty much the opposite of science.
This concludes today’s lesson…