If Ever You Needed Evidence Of Leftwingnuttery

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So here's a story on thinkprogress that purports that Vice President Cheney said "'There Does Not Appear To Be A Consensus' That Global Warming Is 'Caused By Man.'"

The poster and the commenters go into great detail about how stupid or evil Cheney is, calling for his impeachment for daring to say such a thing. Except, of course, he never actually said it. This is what he actually said, according to the same story: Where there does not appear to be a consensus, where it begins to break down, is the extent to which that's part of a normal cycle versus the extent to which it’s caused by man, greenhouse gases, et cetera.

Can you spot the difference between what Cheney said, and what they say he said in the headline, what they are attacking?

Cheney said there is no consensus on the extent of anthropogenic global warming, which necessarily leaves open the possibility that there is consensus on the existence of anthropogenic global warming. And even worse for the wingnuts, Cheney was absolutely right.

Even the IPCC itself in its latest report downgraded the amount of anthropogenic global warming they had previously affirmed by 25 percent. And no one thinks that number won't change as more theories and data pile up. And many scientists -- people Al Gore listen to -- probably think the IPCC number is too low, while other think it is too high. There is no consensus on the extent to which global warming is caused by man.

But, as usual, the wingnuts don't care about what is actually said. Facts only get in the way of the hate. slashdot.org

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