Remember when ? —
— the tobacco industry lied to Congress, while having 50 years of hard evidence in its files that tobacco smoke causes cancer? “Cigarette smoking is no more ‘addictive’ than coffee, tea or Twinkies.”
— President Eisenhower lied to the public about a spy plane flying over Russia, instead being a weather plane that went off course?
— President Johnson lied about Vietnam: “We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.”
— President Trump lies about climate change, even tho’ 13 of his federal agencies find it real.
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Powerful essay linked here about the rights of children to a stable climate:
House hearings are being held during which members learned, for example, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations were last this high three million years ago when the planet was 2º to 3º Celsius warmer, sea levels were 75 feet higher and beech trees grew in Antarctica and the current rate of warming is unprecedented in over 50 million years.
Both sides of the aisle fiddle, while Rome burns! Speak out, or choke. (see comment)