Climate & Climate Politics

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  • Rick Santorum Misrepresents Climate Science. Again.

    He just won’t stop.

    just did a DeSmog piece about Santorum’s recent remarks on global warming, uttered in New Hampshire. Here’s a brief excerpt of his latest distortion:

    I don’t think any scientist in the world would suggest there isn’t a variety of factors, and I think the vast majority of scientists would say there’s probably a hundred factors that cause the climate to change.

    And so why have we decided that this one particular factor, carbon dioxide, is in fact that tip of the tail that wags the entire dog.

    Why from a scientific point of view do we make the assertion that this is in fact what is the case when there is a whole lot of other factors out there that could be affecting it?

    From this, it appears that Santorum trusts scientists to tell us that the climate system is complicated and influenced by many factors. But he does not trust them to figure out which factors are important in driving climate change. In other words, he trusts them…until he doesn’t.

    Full piece here. Transcript of Santorum’s remarks here. Original tape here, go to about minute 1:13.


Politics — Mitt Romney

  • McCain: Romney Won’t ‘Lead from Behind Like Ronald Reagan’ | Video Cafe

    Oops, he did it again.For the second time in as many days, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has confused President Barack Obama with another person during a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    On Thursday, the Arizona senator had declared that “President Obama will turn this country around,” and was quickly corrected by both Romney and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

    Less than 24 hours later, McCain was on the stump in Conway when he goofed again.

    “He will rebuild the moral of American and he will restore America,” McCain said of Romney. “I guarantee you he will not lead from behind like Ronald Reagan. He will lead from in front.”

    Both Romney’s wife, Ann, and Haley turned to look at the candidate, but he simply applauded this time instead of correcting the 2008 GOP nominee.

    McCain most likely mangled a line that he had used several days before in New Hampshire.

    “I guarantee one thing,” McCain declared. “No one will ever say that Mitt Romney will lead from behind. He will lead from the front like Ronald Reagan did.”

    Republicans have long mocked President Barack Obama over the assertion that he was “leading from behind.”

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  • U.S. Navy Rescues Iranians Held by Pirates – — I don’t know,… I just thinking that Rick Santorum would  of instead seen this event where the Iranian fishing boat was siezed by pirates as an opportunity to launch a preemptive bombing attack on Iran. Wouldn’t he? — JJH

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