The New York Times reports today that, in several states around the U.S., global warming deniers have found common cause with creationists in a way that may prove beneficial for both causes:

The linkage of evolution and global warming is partly a legal strategy: courts have found that singling out evolution for criticism in public schools is a violation of the separation of church and state. By insisting that global warming also be debated, deniers of evolution can argue that they are simply championing academic freedom in general.

Yet they are also capitalizing on rising public resistance in some quarters to accepting the science of global warming, particularly among political conservatives who oppose efforts to rein in emissions of greenhouse gases.

Read more at The New York Times. This alliance appears to have been building momentum for some time. When I visited the Creation and Earth History Museum in Santee, CA, several months ago, at the end of the tour devoted to refuting evolution there was a display that purported to call global warming, also, into question.