Marco Rubio doesn’t agree with 97 percent of scientists who have come to the conclusion that humans are causing climate change. For the record, Marco also doesn’t believe anybody saw him bob and weave for a water bottle during last year’s response to the president’s State of the Union address. It’s on tape, you say? Nope, he’s not buying it.
Bill Kristol also rode the denial train to “Moaning Joe” last week while human bobblehead, Mika Brzezinski, nodded, “Sure it is debatable.”
Really, Mika? Science is debatable?
Joe Scarborough followed with, “Sure seven billion people have contributed to climate change but I’m not willing to destroy our economy over it. I’m not going to jump because Al Gore told me to.”
And there it is. Republicans can’t get past that inconvenient documentary full of stunning images of the changing earth taken from space and detailed graphs and flowcharts spelling out the effects of human-generated greenhouse gases.
This past February, Republican Senator James Inhofe and his family built an igloo near the U.S. Capitol and labeled it “Al Gore’s New Home.”
Birth certificate and baldness denier, Donald Trump cited the recent extreme winter as proof global warming is a myth. “With the coldest winter ever recorded, with snow setting record levels up and down the coast, the committee should take the Nobel prize away from Al Gore,” Trump told members of his National Golf Club.
This isn’t about Al Gore or politics or economics. It’s about human survival.
When virtually all climate scientists around the world have stopped arguing the point, shouldn’t we?
Charles Krauthammer doesn’t think so. On “Fox News Sunday” he said he’s “not impressed by numbers, not impressed by consensus.” He called climate change the “oldest superstition around” and compared it to Native American rain dancing. Chief Pants-On-Fire went on to say, “I’m waiting for science that doesn’t declare itself definitive but is otherwise convincing.”
Don’t hold your breath, Charles. Actually, you probably should practice holding your breath since you live near the ocean. Do these guys even know the meaning of science?
My free online dictionary spells it out for us – “Science is the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation and theoretical explanation of phenomena.”
Would these guys argue Newton’s Laws of Motion or Hubble’s Law of Cosmic Expansion? Of course not. These are basic scientific laws we studied in school and have accepted into our everyday lives. We all believe in the theory of relativity, laws of thermodynamics and the compelling evidence of evolution.