Facts have a liberal bias, a concept Presidential hopeful Rick Perry seems only to eager to prove every time he opens his mouth. His latest rabble about Global Warming portrayed either a fundamental ignorance of science, a stunning disregard of reality or a near criminal sacrificing of long-term public good for corporate profits.
But let’s take Ricardo’s pearls of wisdom one at a time and see how they stack up against the facts-liberal or otherwise. His own words are taken in their full context from a rally in Bedford New Hampshire on Wednesday:
“I do think global warming has been politicized. We are seeing almost weekly or even daily scientists are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing our climate to change.”
Not quite Ricky. On April 7th, the Conservative Guardian in London debunked the idea that Scientists were fleeing from the concensus that Humans have significantly contributed to Global Warming. “A survey of 928 peer-reviewed abstracts on the subject “climate change” published between 1993 and 2003 showed that not a single paper rejected the consensus position of man-made warming. Three-quarters of the papers reviewed implicitly or explicitly agreed with the consensus position; the other quarter were focused on analytical methods or historical climate change and made no comment either way.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/07/scientific-consensus-climate-change
Also in April the L.A. Times reported on a study by Human-driven Climate Change skeptic Richard Muller, Physics processor at UC Berkley, and other skeptics who believe climate change has been exaggerated. Instead, “Muller unexpectedly told a congressional hearing last week that the work of the three principal groups that have analyzed the temperature trends underlying climate science is “excellent…. We see a global warming trend that is very similar to that previously reported by the other groups.” http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/04/local/la-me-climate-berkeley-20110404
Oh, once again Richard, the facts, well…
“The U.S. should commit,” said the General, “to a stronger national and international role to help stabilize climate changes at levels that will avoid significant disruption to global security and stability,” the Military Advisory Board recommends. http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/events/details.cfm?q=82
Or we could all just pray for rain. Guess you’re right little Ricky. Facts do have a bias…to the truth.