The 15 Most Heinous Climate Villains

From Alternet:

The worst and most vile of the corporate-funded climate science deniers responsible for subverting public understanding of climate change, and risking civilization.

The science of climate change is pretty basic: humans dig up fossilized carbon to fuel power plants and internal combustion machines, releasing CO2 into the atmosphere.  Result: greenhouse effect global heating. Around 50% of all the species on the planet are predicted to become extinct by 2100 in the CO2-as-usual model. Our own species will face drought, famine, rising tides, soaring temperatures, calamity and chaos. Hundreds of millions will become climate refugees. Billions may die from starvation, genocide and war. We have precious little time to mitigate this looming global catastrophe.

Those of us still denying the depressing facts are either tragically stupid or profoundly corrupt or both. If there’s anyone alive to write the history of corporate funded climate science denial, the following list of 15 Heinous Climate Villains will, by the sheer magnitude of death their lies wrought, make the infamous dictatorial monsters of the 20th century seem like incompetent children. Enjoy!

Don Blankenship1) Don Blankenship, CEO Massey Energy

Misdeeds: According to the EPA, Massey’s mountaintop removal coal operation is filthier than a Tiger Woods text. When a West Virginia Circuit Court fined the energy giant $50 million, it wasn’t a problem for Blankenship, because he owns the West Virginia Supreme Court. A few years earlier, he’d polluted the airwaves with $3 million in accusations that an incumbent State Supreme Court justice released sexual deviants, so that his man Brent Benjamin could be elected. The Massey-friendly court promptly heard the case and reversed the lower court’s ruling. A few months later, Blankenship was caught partying in Monte Carlo with two bimbos and Ted Maynard, another sympathetic justice. Last summer, Don held a nightmarish pro-coal rally on a leveled mountaintop with fellow retards Sean Hannity and Ted “Suck my machine gun, Obama” Nugent.

Corporate teat: Massey Energy is the fourth largest coal company in the US.

Most egregious lie: “The Greeniacs are taking over the world.”

Comeuppance: The Greeniacs do take over the world, and use Blankenship to fertilize a rooftop garden.

[Read more at Alternet]

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  • globalizationdenier

    What a bullshit article, the science is settled and anthropogenic global warming caused by carbon is definitely a hoax.

  • FergalR

    An article that advocates the torture and likely murder of people who don't agree with its author. Followed by another article stating the AGW theory and its hysterical disaster fantasies are factual.

    Is there some deep irony related to the current extreme Northern hemisphere cold that's escaping me?

    I used to really like you guys but about the only thing that makes sense about this site now is the title. Please link to two articles from the opposing view if you want to maintain any credibility.

    • ILoveCO2

      I Agree, the only articles Disinfo seems to post regarding AGW are ones that are strongly in favour of it. Are you getting funded by someone we should know about?
      This article has nothing to do with the science behind AGW, its just throwing abuse at the people who have the guts to stand up to the cult of AGW.
      Get it sorted Disinfo

  • i hate liars

    yea this guy is a piece of shit. the u.n. said in 1974 that were going into an ice age haaha. did that happen? what about climategate? what about this being the coldest winter since 85? why did disinfo post this?

    • 5by5

      Well it might soon. That country-sized piece of ice that just broke off of Antarctica, depending upon where the currents carry it, could effect the flow of heavy water throughout the oceans. That, could potentially turn off the oceanic conveyor, causing a sudden, catastrophic drop in temperatures.

      A slowdown in thermohaline circulation is basically what caused the Irish Famine in the mid 1700's. The Atlantic Conveyor slowed down due to an influx of fresh water into the ocean (which happened due to glacial melting from the preceding Medieval Warm Period), messing up the natural flow of the Gulf Stream, which brings warm water up to Northern Europe.

      I absolutely love it when irrational climate change deniers point to one of the BEST POSSIBLE EXAMPLES of how warming periods can lead to cooling periods, and then try to use that as a proof of how climate change is a falsehood.

      No moron. It's the exact opposite. You've just mentioned a lovely mini test case of how this might play out, and lead to exactly the Ice Age that scientists theorized about 30 years ago.

      Climate change deniers fail to understand that this is a complex, interconnected SYSTEM not some Cartesian clockwork. When water evaporates at unusually high rates as it has for instance in Venezuela where an entire hydrothermal damn has basically dried up, the water goes up into the air, and TRAVELS around the Earth to other places such as the Northeast, where it reacts with cooler temperatures and not even remotely stunningly DROPS MORE SNOW.

      But don't bother yourselves with the actual science or anything. Liberals will work to save your ignorant asses in spite of yourselves, though increasingly, I wonder why we bother. Lately, I'm of the opinion we should just drop you little idiots onto that iceberg the size of Luxembourg that just broke off of Antarctica, and let you float about until you discover the truth while drowning.

  • 5by5

    Blankenship isn't just a climate villain. He's a threat to all of Appalachia. One of the largest and most biodiverse (even more than the rainforests of the Amazon) temperate forests in the world, and he's so scarred the landscape it looks like a nuclear bomb went off in many places.

    He's a threat to school kids when he builds these slurry pits above elementary schools. And he's responsible for the largest environmental disaster in history – which absolutely DWARFED the Exxon Valdez disaster, and which the Bush Administration helped cover-up thanks to generous campaign donations from Bush Pioneer, Don Blankenship.

    He also pays his workers slave wages, engages in illegal union-busting activities, and poisons the ground water near his facilities, as well as causing asthma attacks in kids who are downwind from his scuzzy plants.

    Basically, the guy's a douche.

  • Anonymous

    Well it might soon. That country-sized piece of ice that just broke off of Antarctica, depending upon where the currents carry it, could effect the flow of heavy water throughout the oceans. That, could potentially turn off the oceanic conveyor, causing a sudden, catastrophic drop in temperatures.

    A slowdown in thermohaline circulation is basically what caused the Irish Famine in the mid 1700’s. The Atlantic Conveyor slowed down due to an influx of fresh water into the ocean (which happened due to glacial melting from the preceding Medieval Warm Period), messing up the natural flow of the Gulf Stream, which brings warm water up to Northern Europe.

    I absolutely love it when irrational climate change deniers point to one of the BEST POSSIBLE EXAMPLES of how warming periods can lead to cooling periods, and then try to use that as a proof of how climate change is a falsehood.

    No moron. It’s the exact opposite. You’ve just mentioned a lovely mini test case of how this might play out, and lead to exactly the Ice Age that scientists theorized about 30 years ago.

    Climate change deniers fail to understand that this is a complex, interconnected SYSTEM not some Cartesian clockwork. When water evaporates at unusually high rates as it has for instance in Venezuela where an entire hydrothermal damn has basically dried up, the water goes up into the air, and TRAVELS around the Earth to other places such as the Northeast, where it reacts with cooler temperatures and not even remotely stunningly DROPS MORE SNOW.

    But don’t bother yourselves with the actual science or anything. Liberals will work to save your ignorant asses in spite of yourselves, though increasingly, I wonder why we bother. Lately, I’m of the opinion we should just drop you little idiots onto that iceberg the size of Luxembourg that just broke off of Antarctica, and let you float about until you discover the truth while drowning.

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