Ignoring climate change and science is not the way to deal with the changes happening in our World. I was reading the Washington Post story on scientists knowing what has caused the Siberian craters to open in Russia. The story was alarming and points to climate change; according to the scientists, the permafrost in Siberia had melted which was holding the Siberian landscape together. This huge crater has opened and released methane gas which in turn is heating up the atmosphere; therefore heating up the planet. The scientists say they want to do more testing to be sure of theory, but the ground is still opening more; they claim that they hear the running water under the ground and more of the land falling into craters. I was reading some of the comments from the Washington Post under the story and it is really unbelievable. The comment page should be identified as a climate denier wing nut page, with a lot of Rush Limbaugh listeners spamming the page with anti-climate change political rhetoric. Some even questioned the truthfulness of the scientists on the theory; here is just one example: Bold Big flank says Hey relax people Man can't effect the environment, the science isn't in, no big deal. This is all alarmist nonsense by tree huggers. Get a big truck and roll burning coal it's all a big laugh. We're "conservatives" but don't ask us what we want to conserve
only happens in America says How is anyone surprised that this is blamed on man made global warming? They've been telling us for years that the sky is falling so why not claim that the ground is falling?
Talk about Mitt Romney being severely conservative; this crowd is severely brainwashed.
...Note that the commenters don't offer a differing theory as to what is opening these craters and show no concern with what is being actually reported and photographed. Fact craters are opening up in Siberia, fact scientists detected levels of methane; rhetoric their comments that are all politicized. Actually, the Senate had reported that there was a growing sentiment among Americans of climate denial and of rejection of science which alarmed the committee because Americans have always been innovators and inventors of science and technology. This anti-science movement can damage our economy in the long run, and this thinking is being driven by the brainwashing of Americans by Conservative talk radio. America wakes up and thinks for yourselves, don't follow what some conservative media hack says; follow and deny. Think, research, the question just basics to independent thinking; our society has lost the ability to really question what they are listening to in conservative media especially ratings driven talk radio. Here is a link to that story; very great article in conservative Washington Post; click here...