Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Latest From the Republican Competition To Determine Who Is the Least Informed

It's really getting scary when Mitt Romney is going out of his way to disavow his past, relatively moderate, statements on the need to address global warming, and convince voters that he is just as backwards and ignorant about global climate change as Rick Perry. Romney is, after all, the guy who not so long ago was being cast as the more sensible alternative to the pack of extremists that makes up most of the Republican field.

Among Romney's recent statements: "What I'm not willing to do is spend trillions of dollars on something I don't know the answer to." I can understand Mitt's reluctance to risk having any of his tax money spent to deal with such a mysterious issue, given the painful extended period of unemployment that he's going through. But if he is really struggling with doubts about the reality of climate change, maybe he should consult with some of the 97 to 98 percent of climate scientists who confirm that anthropogenic climate change is, in fact a reality.

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