This is so fucking tragic.

Blogger posts parody global warming denial video.  The Heartland Institute, the premier global warming denialist outfit, posts it – in all seriousness – on their website.  I don’t know whether to bawl or lawl.

Understand the position these people are in: 18 months after the fucking American Association of Petroleum Geologists gave up pretending there was any serious doubt about the issue, with “no remaining scientific body of national or international standing is known to reject the basic findings of human influence on recent climate“, they still have to put up something to justify their existence.  Gregg Easterbrook has given up.  Ron Bailey can’t go on … well, alright, obviously Ron Bailey can go on, but at least now he’s all super-defensive about it.  Alexander Cockburn is still manning the ramparts, but yeesh.  So, you take what you can get.  And what you can get is, mostly, abuse.  It’s quite sad, really.