Romney lends credence to global-warming hysteria, i.e., "politics by scientism"

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  1. M.D. Rawlings
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    "The world is getting warmer": Romney
    6/3/2011 | Reuters
    Townhall.com


    But he's rather coy about it. At least Gingrich knows the score. . . .

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    "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."

    . . . At an event in Manchester last week, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, also running for president, said that climate change is "the newest excuse to take control of lives" by "left-wing intellectuals."​

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    For many in the Tea Party RomneyCare's a big problem, but at least Romney eschews the idea of a universal mandate, rightly understanding such a thing to be a dangerous and unprecedented violation of constitutional federalism. He also promises to fight for the repeal of ObamaCare and suspend the enforcement of penalties in the meantime if elected. Fine. If that's the case, I won't hold his state program against him.

    But I cannot abide even his hint of allowing for the idiocy of lefty's global-warming nonsense.
     
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    Oh my, another RINO bites the dust. Well, you may have Rep. Bachmann (TP, MN) as your candidate. How well does she float your boat?
     
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    So, in the whole world, every Scientific Society, every National Academy of Science, and every major University states that AGW is real, and a clear and present danger.

    I guess that means that just about every scientist in the world is a 'Lefty' by your measure.
     
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    Sir or madam, perhaps if you would simply say "I like his views except for xxx" you would get further. The whole world, Romney included, thank goodness in fact, does not toe a proper "right or left" wing party line. Sometimes folks just have views.

    Have you ever met anyone who was pro-gun rights and pro-abortion rights because they liked small government? Who knows where this person fits since the party of small government is the party of imposing their political views and the other party gives lip service to the anti-fire arm brigades.

    Any reason you don't believe in the effect of greenhouse gasses?

    Thank you for your time.
     
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    Those reports are based on short term findings and projections. I prefer something a little more dated. Look at the data from the vostok ice core sample. It shows the earth has been warmer than it is now, had more co2 than the earth does now, and that this is just a natural cycle with an expected cold age coming soon.
     
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    Yeah.... Not to worry! Nothing to see here!

    Just like everything else Conservative... Denial is everywhere. What amazes me is how lockstep they are with each other.. and they have the nerve to accuse us of wearing jackboots.
     
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    Are you saying we SHOULD put more greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere to avoid another ice age which will not bode well for northern latitudes? Best idea so far for heating up the planet.

    Are are you saying we should add more CO2 in hopes of setting a record of some kind?

    I have children so I am going to conservatively believe it is worth putting up with a car with 50 fewer horsepower and cost $100 more if it helps keep the earth on its natural cycles. Anything else seems based on hopes and dreams that adding CO2 will have no effect.
     
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    We couldn't even if we wanted to. When one volcano blast puts more co2 into the air than every car in history put together, I don't think there's too much we can do to top that.

    The earth goes through normal cycles, hot than cold than back again, this is proven historical fact. And in my book, history trumps calculated projections.
     
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    Global warming is so "lol." One year soon we'll start seeing some of these predictions coming true right? Mitt might just give Ron Paul the chance he needed.
     
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    Yup, I could vote for this guy...
     

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