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Charles Krauthammer: Climate change is like "the rain dance of Native Americans...superstitious"


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Conservative kook climate denier Charles Krauthammer appeared on Fox News' "Special Report." Let's put it this way: He could have chosen his words more carefully. And don't get me started on his willful ignorance and utter disregard for the lives of every man, woman, and child on this alarmingly changing planet.

Via TPM:

Charles Krauthammer:

I'm not impressed by numbers, I'm not impressed by consensus.

These are things that people negotiate the way that you would negotiate a bill, because the science is unstable. Because in the case of climate, the models are changeable and because climate is so complicated, the idea that we who have trouble forecasting what's going to happen on Saturday in the climate could pretend to be predicting what could happen in 30, 40 years is absurd."...

It's always a result of what is ultimately what we're talking about here, human sin with pollution of carbon. It's the oldest superstition around. It was in the Old Testament, it's in the rain dance of Native Americans -- if you sin, the skies will not cooperate.

This is quite superstitious...

He's not impressed by consensus. I'm not impressed by his offensive stupidity.

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Overnight: Nanook of the North


NanookImage: Robert Flaherty

I am often astonished and dismayed at what passes for a documentary these days.  With few exceptions, I far prefer older documentaries even now, decades after they were filmed.  One of these is Nanook of the North, by
Robert Flaherty [who]

was an American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful feature length  documentary film. The film made his reputation and nothing in his later life fully equaled its success, although he continued the development of this new genre of docufiction , e.g. with Moana (1926), set in the South Seas and Man of Aran (1934).  More at the Wiki here.

Flaherty seems to have been less than a model citizen. Read about the child he father with an Intuit woman then later refused to acknowledge.


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