ABC News: Climate change deniers responsible for decline in America’s prestige

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While the rest of the media is busy pushing the smear that “conservatives don’t trust in science,” ABC News has taken a different angle.  On the front page of the ABC news website is a story entitled “Global Warming Denialism ‘Just Foolishness,’ Scientist Peter Raven Says” that claims that those who question global warming and climate change are responsible for America’s decline in global prestige.

from ABC news:

U.S. prestige falling as world has ‘pretty well given up’ on any American leadership facing climate change.

One of the world’s most widely known and respected senior scientists tells ABC News that current denial about the basic daunting realities of manmade global warming is “just foolishness.”

He also reports that the rest of the world has now “pretty well given up” on its hope for U.S. leadership in dealing with global climate change.

His assessment reinforces our findings at the recent global climate summit in Durban, South Africa, that the vigorous anti-climate science movement in the United States has significantly damaged American prestige among European leaders who are struggling to deal with the daunting impacts of global warming.

Just in case you didn’t get it the first time, the article lets you know again in a later heading:

America’s Prestige Damaged by Its Climate Denialism; World Has ‘Given Up’ on Hoped-for U.S. Leadership

“Two years ago,” Raven added in his email, “the world was hoping for U.S. leadership on this question, global climate change, and now it has pretty well given up, with us as the only hold-out nation on the science.”

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First of all, I could think of a few other reasons why America has declined in prestige lately.  

Secondly, who’s the fool? The skeptic? Or the scientists whose faulty data gets disproved over and over again.