60 degrees in Maine, in January?

It’s true. I’m sitting here in Portland Maine today, and at 2:15pm it is nearly 60 degrees.

Context is everything.

As I’m sitting here next to my wide-open window enjoying this bizarre weather, I read about how
ExxonMobil was waging a tobacco-like disinformation campaign on global warming science:

“ExxonMobil has manufactured uncertainty about the human causes of global warming just as tobacco companies denied their product caused lung cancer,” said Alden Meyer, the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Director of Strategy & Policy. “A modest but effective investment has allowed the oil giant to fuel doubt about global warming to delay government action just as Big Tobacco did for over 40 years.”

Very much worth reading. At least today “everyone” recognizes that smoking tobacco is harmful to one’s health. When will we realize that burning too much oil is harmful to the planet’s health?

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