Rolling Stone Calls Out the 17 Worst 'Climate Killers' in the US

Submitted by Charles Frost on Mon, 01/11/2010 - 22:28.

The grandaddy of music culture mags and the one-time hotbed for gonzo journalism, Rolling Stone is still courageous and trailblazing in much of its investigative reporting. Age be damned. Take climate change, for instance--few media giants are willing to recognize and stand behind the scientific consensus and report on global warming honestly and incisively. Proving it still has cajones, Rolling Stone has rounded up the 17 worst 'Climate Killers': those contributing most to the ongoing warming--or the continued inaction--that's placing our planet in peril.

The entire piece is worth a read, so spoiler alert here--I'm just going to include the list and summarize the climate killer's sins. For the record, I don't agree with all of their picks, but I'd say I agree with at least a good three quarters of them.

This is the introduction to a longish post on Treehugger here:


The Rolling Stone Article is here:


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Just in case you didn't know.

Believe it or not, since they stopped teaching Geography in school, there are some people who think denial is a river in Egypt.

We must compile this list for realNEO

Let's see...

The 17 Worst 'Climate Killers' in Northeast Ohio would be...

The Profiteer:

The Disinformer:

The Fake Protestor:

Burning Man:

The Dirty Democrat:

The Drudge of Denial:

God's Denier:

The Power Player:

The Arm Twister:

The Pundit:

The Know Nothing:

The Coal Baron:

The Hack Scientist:

The Flip Flopper:

The Inquisitor:

The Tea Partiers:

Let's start with the Plain Dealer's Kevin O'Brien... is he The Profiteer, The Disinformer, The Drudge of Denial...?

Next up... David Nash...

I could be up all night....

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An Alternative Theory

Science isn't static and should always be open to new theories. Qing-Bin Lu, a physicist at Canada's University of Waterloo, has proposed that human-generated carbon dioxide may not be the primary source of climate change. Rather, he suggests in a recent paper that a combination of man-made CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) and cosmic rays may be the real cause behind global warming. More information is available here.

Burn baby burn

We are going to hell for that

It's all bad

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Just My $0.02

It has been said that a wise man can learn from a fool, but the fool rarely returns the favor.


By refusing to deal honorably with others, you dishonor yourself.

Inhofe: I Am The Planet's #1 Worst Enemy


Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

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Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) just can't get any respect. Nearly a month ago, he went to the climate change conference in Copenhagen to explain that global warming was a "hoax" conceived by the United Nations and spread by the "Hollywood elite." But the European press would have none of it. A German reporter even told the the cowboy boot-wearing senator that he was "ridiculous." Inhofe suffered his latest indignity at the hands of Rolling Stone, which awarded him the 7th spot on its list of the "planet's worst enemies."

Inhofe took this as a slight. "I should have been number one," he told KFAQ radio in Tulsa, "I guess [Warren] Buffet has a lot more money so he went first."

Inhofe also aired his grievances in an interview with the Tulsa World. "My first response was I should have been number 1, not number 7," he said. "I am serious about that. I have spent now literally years on this thing, and it has been a long, involved thing.''