The Denial Machine

Watched the ‘Denial Machine’ – very interesting doc on the spin used to convince the public that global warming doesn’t exist.  It was the same spin used by the big tobacco companies…actually some of the same people were involved in both issues.

If you get a chance to see it do so …gives you a glimpse at how easy it is to use language to manipulate and makes you dislike politicians even more.

Watch it here:

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  1. As salaamu alaikum,

    You know what? Even IF there is NO GLOBAL WARMING, does that give us an excuse to behave carelessly on this planet? It is as if alternative energy and energy conservation mean nothing to some people. We need to be more mindful of our wasteful habits and we need a more sustainable lifestyle regardless. It seems as though people who want to fight the idea of Global Warming are the ones who want to be lazy and live carelessly. Allah has blessed humans by giving us a beautiful planet to live on.

    No one can debate the fact that we could be doing better. When we wanted better food, we came up with all kinds of ways to prepare it. We went to the “ends” of the earth to get spices. When we wanted better clothing, we sought the Silk Roads. When we wanted better housing, we found a way to build. Now we have to find a better way to treat the planet which provided all of these wonderful things. We must show our thanks to Allah by respecting the land he made us responsible for, period.

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