This is so wrong, I can’t even describe how totally and utterly wrong this Rick Perry quote is:
“I think we’re seeing it almost weekly or even daily, scientists who are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change.”
I can’t even believe this is even a debate. It’s fact. It’s happening now. We’re in the midst of the climate crisis. Look around you, Rick W. Perry, you gomer.
And, in fact, science continues amplify the danger of the climate crisis.
Much of the climate science that’s been published since 2007 appears to have strengthened the consensus, not weakened it. A report published last May by Britain’s Met Office, looking at more than 100 peer-reviewed post-IPCC studies, found that the case for human influence has been bolstered: “We can say with a very high significance level that the effects we see in the climate cannot be attributed to any other forcings.”
Similarly, at last year’s annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, UC Santa Barbara’s William Freudenberg gave a presentation finding that, “New scientific findings are found to be more than twenty times as likely to indicate that global climate disruption is “worse than previously expected,” rather than “not as bad as previously expected.” ”
I really hope Perry is getting political briefings that are as sound as his science briefings.