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Governor Romney may have been brainwashed by the global warmers
Governor Mitt Romney, the leading Republican candidate for President, claimed earlier this month that man-made global warming is real. He said:
I don’t speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe the world’s getting warmer. I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that . . . so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and the global warming that you’re seeing.
His endorsement of the 20th century theory comes, unfortunately for him, at the same time that scientists are switching to the 21st century theory that climate change is mainly due to extra-terrestrial activities, mainly cosmic rays and solar activity.
For example, in the April 7 Financial Post Australian mathematician and engineer David Evans (Carbon warming too minor to be worth worrying about), a former proponent of the 20th century theory, revealed that the global warming models were disproved even before global temperatures peaked in 1998:
The mainstream media are finally starting to report bits and pieces of the 21st century theory. For example, they widely reported a press release from the Southwest Research Institute Planetary Science Directorate which notes that solar activity is on the downturn, which is likely to cause global cooling in the coming decades. Here is a selection:
Incidentally, the NSO's Dr. Frank Hill appears to be unaware that these three conference papers are confirming a dramatic prediction that was originally submitted and rejected for publication in 2005 (Sunspots May Vanish by 2015). The earth appears to be headed toward a period of global cooling, at present, not global warming.
So if sunspots actually disappear, as these scientists contend could happen, and we get something like the Maunder Minimum which occurred from 1645-1700, what would the world's climate be like? Geology professor Don J. Easterbrook explains:
When Mitt Romney becomes aware that the world stopped warming in 1998, he could switch from the 20th century theory to the 21st century theory and could explain his change to voters by noting that he was "brainwashed" by the global warmers. On the other hand, saying that he had been "brainwashed" didn't work out so well for his father in the presidential primaries when he switched from being pro-Vietnam War to anti-Vietnam War. Some voters thought that his father had a fundamental flaw in his character if he could be so easily fooled.
Comment by Bruce Bishop, 6/22/2011:
Brainwashed?! Sorry guys. Presumably, Mitt Romney is much better informed on the critical issues of the day than, say, I am. If I know that "manmade global warming" is bullshit, how could he possibly not know it.
As far as I am concerned, it wouldn't be any worse if Mitt Romney had been caught on videotape stomping baby kittens to death. He was clearly attempting to suck up to the liberal/progressives and indicate his willingness to "reach out to the other side." That is what RINO's do. That is what we are trying desperately to get away from.
Suppose Sarah Palin had made this sort of blunder.
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