Thursday, September 1, 2011

Global Warming and GOP Politics

By Alan Caruba

Here’s a handy guide to the campaigns to be the Republican candidate in 2012. Any effort to advance the “global warming” hoax, discredited since 2009 when it was revealed that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change computer models were all rigged, should disqualify a candidate from serious consideration.

Texas Governor Rick Perry is already well ahead of his GOP competitors for the nomination and has actually passed President Obama in a recent poll regarding the voter’s choice in 2012. Much of this can be attributed to his attack on Obama’s failure to stimulate job creation, but his position doubting “global warming” is a contributing factor.

Rep. Michelle Bachmann has also voiced doubts about “global warming”, but it is former Gov. Mitt Romney who is likely to be the biggest loser on the topic.

It is comical that former Vice President Al Gore, the face of the “global warming” fraud, chimed in back in June to endorse Romney’s “global warming” position. He praised Romney for not heeding, according to, “right-wing calls to reject the science behind climate change.” There is no valid science behind “global warming” and never was. Climate change is something that has been on-going for the last 4.5 billion years of the Earth’s existence.

The great Flip-Flopper, Romney will prove the biggest loser. At an August town hall meeting in New Hampshire he was asked whether he believed that “global warming” was real and he responded by saying he didn’t know. “Do I think the world’s getting hotter,” he asked rhetorically. “Yeah, I don’t know that but I think it is”, adding that “I don’t know if it’s mostly caused by humans.”

He doesn't know much on the subject, does he? Well, Mitt, here's a tip, the Earth has been in a perfectly natural cooling cycle since 1998. Suffice to say, humans have nothing to do with its climate and it should be worrying that Romney doesn’t know this.

Worse yet, Romney said “I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming you’re seeing.” Wrong on all counts!

Jon Huntsman, a former governor of Utah and Obama appointee as ambassador to China, is also in the GOP race, though most Republicans are probably unaware of this. He recently tweated that, “To be clear, I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy. Okay, Jon, you’re crazy. To be this massively uninformed and misinformed at this date rules you out of consideration.

I do not know the other fading GOP candidates’ position on “global warming”, but I suspect most of them, if they want any chance to capture the nomination, will flee from suggesting there is a shred of truth to it. At least I hope so.

It should be a factor in the GOP choice because the “global warming” hoax has been the cause of legislative initiatives that have cost Americans billions over the course of many years.

As for President Obama, we know all too well that he has been in the tank for “global warming” along with most environmental claims. For a multiplicity of reasons, he has to GO.

© Alan Caruba, 2011


LarryOldtimer said...

The crust of this planet is in upheaval. Earthquakes, powerful volcanic eruptions and fast crustal shifts have been occurring over the past few years with increasing magnitude.

With especially the volcanic eruptions, expect that significant cooling will occur over a huge area, as the suspended fine particulates in the atmosphere reflect sunlight away from Earth.

Sunspot cover of the sun have been few for a good many years, and the situation may be the equivalent of the Dalton minimum . . . Little Ice Age.

I think that it is quite likely that the Earth as entered another ice age, from all of the indications. Whether a "little" or large ice age period will be known only as the future unfolds.

Survival itself will be most difficult, so we had better put a complete quash on the notion that carbon dioxide is somehow bad for our planet or that it is a pollutant. It is the source of the oxygen in the air we breathe, and also the source of all of the food we eat.

Travis sez said...

It will be interesting to see if there is any effort to force GOP presidential debators to squarely bare their convictions about GW. I intend to make it a litmus test because it should be a primary concern of voters.
Of course, some will attempt to straddle, but they will get nothing but abuse from me. Newtie, are you listening?

Rich Kozlovich said...

There are many who of us that knew this AGW claptrap was fraudulent from the beginning. For me it was the fact that AGW failed the test of history. We know that it was substantially warmer 1000 years ago than it is today. Did any of the terrible events they are predicting for today happen then? The answer is that there isn't a shred of evidence of that. If it didn't happen then why should we believe it was going to happen now? The answer is clearly that we shouldn't.

So if someone like me with limited access to information can see the truth how could these people at the center of information not see it? Anyone who is running who has ever believed in AGW but now sees the light is either deliberately uninformed, stupid or lying. All of which are disqualifiers.

Bob Devine said...

The earth has been on the whole very slowly warming since the last ice age. It will continue to do so until the next ice age starts and cooling sets in. Then the cold/warm cycle will keep repeating as it has for millions of years. The problem is those dimwits that have the audacity to believe they can do anything about it. That audacity is costing us many billions of dollars world wide and as long as so many gullible people live among us the opportunists among us will continue to take advantage and come up with schemes to get some of that money.

Alan Caruba said...

@Bob: You're right overall, but the warming the Earth has most recently experienced began at the end of the Little Ice Age, 1300 to 1850. That warming, of course, was part of a natural cycle and, indeed, the Earth has been in a new cooling cycle since around 1998. That is what underminded the global warming hoax and it's a good thing because it was costing nations billions as they attempted to reduce "greenhouse gas" emissions. The real science was ignored and that is always a bad thing.