Climate Deniers In Senate Are Modern Day Version of Those That Persecuted Galileo

Senate Votes Climate Change Not Caused By Humans

The Republican controlled Senate voted 50-49 that climate change is not caused by humans.  These people are the modern day version of those that persecuted Galileo for saying that the earth went around the sun.  Unfortunately for us, these climate deniers’ folly is going to doom a lot of people around the globe.  Their ignorance will destroy lives.  It is easy to look back at history in disbelief at people believing that the sun revolved around the earth.  But that same kind of mindset is with us now.  It is created by the same thing:  Power that does not want to be challenged.  The church didn’t want their authoritarian power being challenged.  Today it is the fossil fuel companies who don’t want their power to make money to be challenged.  The politicians that voted that climate change was not caused by humans derive their power from the fossil fuel companies.  They are bought and paid for.  Every major scientific institution has made the case for human caused climate change.  The facts are not up in the air, they are just inconvenient to some of those that have a great deal of power.  One day they will look as foolish as the church of Galileo’s time does now.  Hopefully there will be a civilization around that can afford to laugh at them.

Koch Brother’s Advocacy Groups Projected to Spend Nearly $1 Billion in Next Election

Koch Back Network Aims to Spend Nearly $1 Billion in 2016

The above article is a Huffington Post about how political advocacy groups connected to the Koch brothers are projected to spend nearly a billion dollars on the 2016 election.  If you wonder how we can have a Senate where almost 50% of Senators believe that human behavior does not contribute to climate change, among other senseless beliefs, look no further.  It is fucking troubling…