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Santorum's science: Climate change

97% of researchers agree climate change is occurring

Rick Santorum calls global warming a "hoax." If he were a scientist, he would be in a small minority. He isn't the only climate change skeptic, but skeptics are rare among scientists who actually study the climate.
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Mar 16, 2012, 2:45 pm
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Just when we thought the 2012 election couldn’t get any more idiotic, we’re treated to Rick Santorum’s recent remarks on climate change.  Judging from the former Pennsylvania senator’s eager rejection of scientific research, his backers must be terribly nostalgic for the good old days…when the sun revolved around the earth.

Mr. Santorum’s constituents are ready to ignore the science of global warming for two reasons.  First, because they’ve been lied to and manipulated by a group of cynical, profit-driven corporate entities; second, because their collective eagerness for a Biblical Armageddon renders irrelevant any notion of planetary long-term thinking.  Ronald Reagan’s Interior Secretary, James Watt, famously remarked, “We don’t have to protect the environment — the Second Coming is at hand.” Mr. Santorum’s theologically-driven ignorance of basic science shows that he’s cut from the same cloth.

Any politician this anxious for apocalypse should never be entrusted with the levers of power.

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