Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rick Perry Denies Climate Change, Turns Up A/C

Governor Perry revealed his suspensions on climate change and global warming to 250 people at a Politics & Eggs breakfast in New Hampshire today.

"There are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they would have dollars rolling in to their projects. We're seeing it almost weekly or almost daily, scientists who are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change," said Perry.

"The cost to the country and to the world of implementing these anti-carbon programs is in the billions if not in the trillions of dollars." He would refuse based on questionable research.

Greedy scientists, always after that cash flow! Pushing their agenda through "questionable research". Or...not?

The New York Times reports:
The average surface temperature of earth has increased more than 1 degree Fahrenheit since 1900 and the rate of warming has been nearly three times the century-long average since 1970. Almost all experts studying the recent climate history of the earth agree now that human activities [emphasis mine], mainly the release of heat-trapping gases from smokestacks, tailpipes, and burning forests, are probably the dominant force driving the trend. The gases add to the planet's natural greenhouse effect, allowing sunlight in, but preventing some of the resulting heat from radiating back to space. Drawing on research on past climate shifts, observations of current conditions, and computer simulations, many climate experts say that without big curbs in greenhouse gas emissions, the 21st century could see temperatures rise 3 to 8 degrees, weather patterns sharply shift, ice sheets shrink and seas rise several feet.
Hey Governor Perry! If you actually got back to Texas one of these days to do your job, you'd notice we've had 60 days of over 100 degree temperatures, and the drought level has been raised to exceptional. For a man who can believe in a god based purely on faith, is it too much to ask to also trust scientific reasoning?!

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