If you ever need to make one single convincing argument against intelligent design, just point to Chris Muir. This willfully ignorant shitbag spews aggravating, blatant falsehoods as obvious facts, and not just on any old topic. Muir chooses to further lies that threaten the fate of the planet, presumably because they happen to come from the other political camp. “Petty” doesn’t even begin to describe his brand of self-destruction. That humans could evolve over millions of years and STILL produce a product as broken as Chris Muir pretty much disproves intelligent design on its face.
Global warming is very real, and very dangerous. Every credible scientific study ever performed backs this up.
It’s gotten so serious that major corporations want government action on the issue:
Chief executives of 10 major corporations urged Congress on Monday to require limits on greenhouse gases this year, contending voluntary efforts to combat climate change are inadequate.
These companies banded together to form the United States Climate Action Partnership, and their membership includes GE, BP America, DuPont, Alcoa, Duke Energy, and more. They are some of the biggest, least friendly companies in the world, and even they are demanding the feds make them reduce emissions.
Think about that for a moment.
Most warmnut arguments against government intervention rest on the assumption that it would harm the economy. But not even corporate America believes that anymore:
At a news conference, the executives said that mandatory reductions of heat-trapping emissions can be imposed without economic harm and would lead to economic opportunities if done across the economy and with provisions to mitigate costs.
Many of the companies already have voluntarily moved to curb greenhouse emissions, they said. But the executives also said they do not believe voluntary efforts will suffice.
“It must be mandatory, so there is no doubt about our actions,” said Jim Rogers, chairman of Duke Energy. “The science of global warming is clear. We know enough to act now. We must act now.”
We agree to participate in a governed society because we all believe that external enforcement of an agreed-upon set of common restrictions — no murder, no stealing, no rape, etc. — improves our overall quality of life, and, arguably, our freedom. All these companies (and you, and me, and any other sane person) want is to extend this logic to some basic environmental protection.
Left to our own devices, we’re almost always going to make the short-sighted, selfish choice. That’s why we make laws, to force us to do the right thing even when we might not want to in any given moment. Right now, companies have no incentive to reduce emissions significantly on their own. But they recognize that if you make everyone do it, then no one gets ahead by cheating the environment.
So that’s it. That’s the end of even the most remote bullshit crackpot theory from the Right on the matter. The leaders of their precious free market want to save the planet. I think it’s about time they get in line.