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Taking on Climate Capos

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorJune 24, 2011 11:51 PM


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In my critique of the PBS segment on Al Gore's Rolling Stone essay, I took what, in hindsight, looks to be a cheap shot at AEI's Ken Green, when I wrote that he was aping Marc Morano's tactics. Though Green has been an occasional commenter on this site before, I'm not actually familiar with where he stands on climate science and the whole climate change debate. But I like that he's not afraid to criticize what I have referred to as the "climate capos" on the right wing side of the debate, as seen here from an essay posted earlier this week:

Over at, and, apparently in the Rushbo zone, there is a new tone of intolerance when it comes to diversity of climate opinion: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Chris Christie (hail the redeemer of fat guys from New Jersey!) have all been slammed recently for being taken in by the great climate con, and are basically being written off as viable candidates on the right. The Right has refined their tolerance equation to match that of the Left: "you're either with us or against us."

Note to readers: Green is being sarcastic there with his reference to the "great climate con." I do know that he not a subscriber to the Morano/Inhofe grand hoax worldview.

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