Kasich comes clean on Global Warming

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    I wonder if the recall has something to do with Kasich's flip, or if somone gave this dumbass a whiff of smelling salts? In any event, welcome to the real world John.



    Kasich comes clean on Global Warming


    By Stephen Lacey on Apr 10, 2012


    Speaking to a group of Republican political donors last week, Ohio’s conservative Governor John Kasich called for action on climate change, saying he was “all for” developing clean energy

    At a time when climate change denial has become a de facto national platform for the Republican party, Kasich’s comments are a notable break from GOP rhetoric. The Columbus Dispatch reported on his statement to fellow Republicans:
    “This isn’t popular to always say, but I believe there is a problem with climates, climate change in the atmosphere,” Kasich told a Ross County Republican function on Thursday. “I believe it. I don’t know how much there is, but I also know the good Lord wants us to be good stewards of his creation. And so, at the end of the day, if we can find these breakthroughs to help us have a cleaner environment, I’m all for it.”
    Kasich’s comments came during a talk about his “all-of-the-above” energy plan. However, that plan, which does support efficiency, wind and solar, still relies heavily on fossil fuels — particularly coal and shale gas.

    Meanwhile, scientists warn that we are hitting tipping points that could soon force unstoppable global warming. Given this reality, squaring aggressive support for fossil fuels with the need to address climate change is virtually impossible.

    The fact that Kasich’s comments are “news” shows how dramatically Republicans have turned around on climate change. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, once said that “now is the time to take action toward climate protection” and called for a “no regrets” approach to dealing with the problem.

    Today, Romney says “we don’t know” whether humans are causing climate change — even though97% of climate scientists actively publishing in the field say human influence is the primary driver of a warming planet.
     
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    People who use the phrase "fossil fuels" are not to be taken seriously
     
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    Anybody that has read this board for more than a week realizes that Frankie Boy is not to be taken seriously. How's the hollow moon coming, Frankie?
     
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    I hope Romney selects him for VP.

    He would make a good one...
     
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    It must be where you're hiding those lab experiments showing us how a .01% in Earth atmosphere spawns hurricanes, tornadoes, acidifies the oceans and causes "Global warming"
     
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    Oops!---did you just say "fossil fuels"? okeydoke


    Just to be clear -- are you referring to John Kasich's "all of the above" energy strategy, or are you referring to Mitt Romney's -pledge- to slow global warming via cap & trade for all fossil fuels and raising the price of gasoline to discourage consumption?
     
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    Seems the jury is still out.

    NASA Global Warming Stance Blasted By 49 Astronauts, Scientists Who Once Worked At Agency
     
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    All of the above. They labor under the misconception that Earth based hydrocarbons can only be formed from pressure cooked velicoraptors
     
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    Utter bullshit.

    Virtually every Scientific Society, every National Academy of Science, and every major University states that AGW is real, and a clear and present danger. That is a strong of a scientific consensus on any subject as you are going to get.
     
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    consensus =/= real science
     

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