“I was actually listening closely to what the candidates said in these debates. In the first debate, the triumph of the moderate Mitt Romney. You remember what he did? He ridiculed the President. Ridiculed the President for his efforts to fight global warming in economically beneficial ways. He said ‘Oh, you’re going to turn back the seas.’ In my part of America, we would like it if someone could’ve done that yesterday. All up and down the East Coast, there are mayors, many of them Republicans, who are being told, ‘You’ve got to move these houses back away from the ocean. You’ve got to lift them up. Climate change is going to raise the water levels on a permanent basis. If you want your town insured, you have to do this.’ In the real world, Barack Obama’s policies work better.”
The Republican party has a science and common sense problem; they want to take America back to the good old days of the 1850′s. Let’s just consider for a moment who we’re talking about:
This is who Romney is trying to pander to. And for the coup de grâce - the month George W. Bush left office with 800k jobs lost per month, two wars with no end, an economy that contracted by 8% in the 3 months before, a banking sector that required a $750 billion bailout, the stock market lost half its value in the 6 months prior and a $1 trillion deficit and Republican voters gave him a 75% approval rating (source).
So – yeah … let’s just say I think Republican voters are way, way out there. And – I don’t want the anti-science, anti-common sense party to lecture me or anyone else for that matter on whether or not the Earth is experiencing climate change that has never been experienced in Earth’s history. If elected Republicans can’t pass a high school geology, anatomy or biology class – I definitely don’t want them dictating American policy on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
I want to make this as simple as possible and I’ve said it before – if you don’t believe climate change is real then you are on the modern day flat earth society. Congratulations.
At the Republican National Convention – this is what Mitt Romney said and his audience laughed and laughed and laughed. Romney said:
President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans — [bites lip and pauses for audience laughter(!)] — and to heal the planet. MY promise is to help you and your family.
As we shared in our article “Reuters: Arctic sea ice likely to hit record low next week” … the evidence that global warming is man made is lock solid.
Dr. James Hansen (NASA) said, “The main thing is just to look at the statistics and see that the change is too large to be natural.” HERE.
Dr. Muller who is funded by the Koch Brothers says, “Humans are almost entirely the cause” HERE.
NOAA says, “The odds of this occurring randomly is 1 in 1,594,323.“ HERE.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made up of 2,500 scientists in 130 countries says, “Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 (379ppm) and CH4 (1774ppb) in 2005 exceed by far the natural range over the last 650,000 years.” HERE.
ScienceNOW says, “And the upper ocean has warmed so much in the past 50 years that its added heat would be enough to warm the lower atmosphere by about 36°C (thankfully a physically impossible feat).” HERE.
Bill Clinton said this in 2011 HERE:
We look like a joke. You can’t win the nomination of one of our parties if you accept the science. It’s really tragic.
Lastly – the CEO and Chairman of NewsCorp – Rupert Murdoch is on the Clinton Global Foundation and he said this HERE:
“Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats. We may not agree on the extent, but we certainly can’t afford the risk of inaction.”
I wish someone would tell his employees at Fox that.
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