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Flat Earth Society president believes in climate change

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:11 am
by kramer
First of all, is anybody shocked that there actually is a flat earth society? Have they not heard of or learned how to use trigonometry?


From Salon:
TUESDAY, JUN 25, 2013 7:40 PM UTC
Actually, even the Flat Earth Society believes in climate change
Yes, such a group exists. It thinks the world is flat -- but also getting warmer


In his big speech on climate change today, President Obama mocked Republicans who deny the existence of man-made global warming by derisively referring to them as members of “the Flat Earth Society.”

“We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society,” Obama said. “Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm.”

As it turns out, there is a real Flat Earth Society and its president thinks that anthropogenic climate change is real. In an email to Salon, president Daniel Shenton said that while he “can’t speak for the Society as a whole regarding climate change,” he personally thinks the evidence suggests fossil fuel usage is contributing to global warming.

http://www.salon.com/2013/06/25/flat_ea ... te_change/

Re: Flat Earth Society president believes in climate change

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:25 am
by MDDad
If the earth is really flat, what countries are at the edges? Wouldn't the people living there notice the big drop-off?

Furthermore, if the earth is flat and global warming is real, will the edges warm faster . . . kind of like a pizza?

Re: Flat Earth Society president believes in climate change

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:07 pm
by barstow wiz