Scott Pruitt's EPA has opened secret backchannels to the climate denial industry to find "scientists" and other "experts"

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/29/planet-in-flames.html

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these mother fuckers have got to go

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This is so evil. There’s no other word for it.

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I really wish I had some more constructive reaction to this story than blind range, but just thinking about Scott Pruitt makes my reason short out.

If sanity ever returns to our government, I’d like to see a law passed that forces Scott Pruitt and his cronies to live the rest of their days in the poisoned wastelands they helped create.

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I wonder how many of them are climate deniers, and how many secretly believe in climate change but hope that it’ll wipe out 90% of humanity, leaving them alone in their fortresses of smugness?

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Wikipedia lists a few dozen, although it can only find a handful of actual currently working climate scientists.

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Color me not surprised.

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Well, at least the insurance research wing are believers.

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The mice bristled.

Well, I mean, yes idealism, yes the dignity of pure research, yes the pursuit of truth in all its forms, but there comes a point I’m afraid where you begin to suspect that the entire multidimensional infinity of the Universe is almost certainly being run by a bunch of maniacs. And if it comes to a choice between spending yet another ten million years finding that out, and on the other hand just taking the money and running, then I for one could do with the exercise.

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Gaia to humanity?

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He didn’t help create it, but he damn sure would have if he had the power.

I propose the following as an extra-national exile location.

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Seconded!

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