Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Climate change skeptics lied about scientist's quote

The cult of climate change skepticism is crumbling further after skeptics completely fabricated a damning quote that they claim was made by a climate scientist.

Skeptics quoted Welsh scientist John Houghton as saying, "Unless we announce disasters, no one will listen." This quote - which conservatives say is found in a 1994 book by Houghton - was cited as "proof" by skeptics that climate change science was nothing but alarmism.

But now it's been proven that conservatives made up the quote out of whole cloth.

Somebody went ahead and read the book, and discovered that the quote appears nowhere in its pages. In fact, nobody can find any record of the quote before 2006, when a right-wing columnist claimed to have seen it.

All the right-wing brain trust has these days is lies. They've lied about this, they've lied about John Kerry, they've lied about "death panels", they've lied about me. Nothing but lies.

(Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/fabricated-quote-used-to-discredit-climate-scientist-1894552.html)

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