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Friday, August 26, 2011

Romney backtracks re: latest scientific fad

Meanwhile in other "settled science", Mitt Romney appears to be backpedaling away from earlier statements he has made concerning anthropogenic global warming.

"Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, assailed by Republicans for saying climate change is a scientific fact, appeared to alter his position by saying he doesn't think the issue merits substantial government action.

During a townhall meeting in Lebanon, New Hampshire, the former Massachusetts governor was asked whether he believed humans were contributing to temperatures creeping upwards. Romney responded that humans play some role, but that it's not clear what.

"Do I think the world's getting hotter? Yeah, I don't know that but I think that it is," Romney said. "I don't know if it's mostly caused by humans."

"What I'm not willing to do is spend trillions of dollars on something I don't know the answer to," he added."

I generally like Romney and find him to be quite affable. However it must be frustrating to even his most ardent supporters that the guy will so easily change his position if he thinks that a different perspective would improve his standing.

Don't get me wrong, in real world experience alone the guy is head and shoulders above someone like Obama who never so much as managed a hot dog stand before becoming president. Actually, almost any of the GOP declared candidates would be better than Obama IMO.

EDIT: Special thanks to Mr. Day for posting the latest real science on the subject from researchers in Switzerland which seems to point towards climate change being more heliocentric (as opposed to anthropogenic) than was previously thought possible.


Speedy G said...

Please, we wouldn't want to confuse those on the Left with any actual scientific facts that don't support an agenda...

Ross said...

Before commenting, I had to look up the word "heliocentric."

Based on his approval ratings, what do you think Obama's re-election chances are?

JD Curtis said...

According to the most popular radio talk show host in america, Obama is quote, "Landslide Beatable" and I heartily agree. Link

However, I don't underestimate the ability of the Republican party to shoot themselves in the foot.