Perry hot air responsible for record Texas heatwave?

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.”

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.”

“I don’t think from my perspective that I want America to be engaged in spending that much money on still a scientific theory that has not been proven and from my perspective is more and more being put into question.”

Oh, once again Richard, the facts, well…

Among the lib-pinko-commie-hippie-treehugger groups warning of the future, and in some cases imminent national security threats of Global warming is CNA, Center for Naval Analyses, which advises the liberally-minded Navy and Marine Corps, whose Military Advisory Board “consists of eleven retired three- and four-star admirals and generals, representing all four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. “
They concluded that “climate change represents a risk to American national security. The MAB’s purpose is to help Americans understand the risks of climate change to our security and encourage policymakers and military planners to begin planning to avoid these risks.”
Too liberal still? Perhaps the report from the Strategic Studies Institute titled “The National Security Implications of Global Climate Change” from March 2007. That’s march in 2007, a whole president ago, in which retired US Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni warned “”We will pay for this one way or another,” said retired Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni, former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East. “We will pay to reduce greenhouse gas emissions today, and we’ll have to take an economic hit of some kind. Or, we will pay the price later in military terms. And that will involve human lives. There will be a human toll.

“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.

Or we could all just pray for rain. Guess you’re right little Ricky. Facts do have a bias…to the truth.

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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