This week, we return to Mark Levin’s Magnum Doofus, American Marxism, to finish off the second half of Chapter 5 “Climate Change Fanaticism.” In this half of the chapter, nearly 30 pages in, Mark decides to finally make the lame attempt at denying climate science by presenting fake experts funded by stacks on stacks on stacks of oil and gas money who conveniently support his position while not having to present any evidence of their own against the consensus. Mark’s lazy response to climate change could be summed up essentially as, “Climate change is fake, but if its real it’s a good thing, and AOC is a Marxist so environmentalism is bad.” Against such magnificent logic as Mark’s what hopedo we truly have?
Whenever it comes to climate change chapters in our reviews I like to recommend any interested listeners check out DesmogBlog, a site that has been tracking disinformation about environment and climate since the early 2000s. With the many bad actors Mark brings up in this chapter as well as innocuous sounding front-groups pushing bunk arguments against the science of climate change, I relied heavily on Desmog in looking into all of them.
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Margarita Declaration on Climate Change – Social Pre-CoP
How Much Would the Green New Deal Cost – Factcheck.org
Cost of new power plant production – National Resource Defense Council
Letter signed by “500 scientists” relies on inaccurate claims about climate science – Real Scientists Review Claims of pseudo-science group – ClimateFeedback.org
That ’70s myth—did climate science really call for a “coming ice age?” – Ars Technica – Scott K. Johnson
The real cause of Texas’ Power Grid Failure – Reuters
This week’s Levin Clip: Fox News host Mark Levin calls on Republicans to launch an investigation of the January 6 committee – Media Matters