Tropical Storm Fay forces global warming deniers to cancel Florida meetings
Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group that works to cast doubt on the scientific consensus around the reality and seriousness of manmade global warming, was scheduled to hold a town hall meeting today in Fort Myers, Fla. and another on Friday in West Palm Beach.
Ironically enough, the group was forced to postpone those meetings due to Tropical Storm Fay, which flooded Central Florida today. Scientists have warned that global warming is intensifying hurricanes and other storms.
AFP was established in 2003 with funding from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, which is run by the billionaire brothers behind Koch Industries -- the nation's largest privately held oil company. It's currently wrapping up a "Hot Air Tour" designed to challenge what it calls "global warming alarmism."
(Photo from Americans for Prosperity website)
Sue is the editorial director of Facing South and the Institute for Southern Studies.