Is it me, or is this story really stupid?

Let me see if I have this story straight[*1] .  (go ahead, click the link.  I’ll wait.)


So, if the Earth wasn’t, um, the Earth, then much of the United States would be under water.  Or swimming in magma.  Or something like that.  Ooooo-kay.  Let me guess–this research was funded by a Federal grant.

Next, people will be suggesting that the Sun (did you know, it rises in the east and sets in the west?) is the predominant factor in warming the Earth, and not, for instance, carbon emissions from evil Americans.