Theodore's World: Perry Tells N.H. Audience He's a Global-Warming Skeptic ~ He Is Correct!!!

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August 18, 2011

Perry Tells N.H. Audience He's a Global-Warming Skeptic ~ He Is Correct!!!

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry told New Hampshire voters Wednesday that he does not believe in manmade global warming

Perry Tells N.H. Audience He's a Global-Warming Skeptic

National Journal

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday told a New Hampshire business crowd that he harbors major doubts about human contributions to global warming, questioning the motives of scientists who have warned about accelerating climate change and arguing against expensive “anti-carbon programs.”

Fielding audience questions after brief remarks that dwelled largely on fiscal and economic issues, Perry encountered one skeptic who said he was quoting from Perry’s 2010 book, Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America From Washington, then asked whether misgivings about climate science fueled distrust of federal research in general.

“I do believe that the issue of global warming has been politicized,” Perry answered. “I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. 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. Yes, our climates change. They’ve been changing ever since the earth was formed.”

Pegging the global cost of implementing “anti-carbon programs” in the billions or trillions of dollars, Perry said, “I don’t think from my perspective that I want America to be engaged in spending that much money on [what is] still a scientific theory that has not been proven, and from my perspective, is more and more being put into question.”

Perry’s skepticism on modernity’s role in evolving weather patterns is of a piece with his strongly anti-regulation message, and fits with the tea party’s push for limited government. And he is not alone in the GOP field in doubting scientific assertions. But it puts him at odds with his top rival for the GOP nomination.

In June, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told a New Hampshire audience that humans had played a part in global warming.


Wild Thing's comment.......

Some of those giving their opinions in the video are idiots. One man sais Perry sounds like Bush about global warming. But the thing is anyone that says it is man made will sound like anyone else that says it is man made it sure as heck does not mean we nor Perry are not thinking for ourselves. sheesh.

Perry did good and I am so glad he is not in agreement with Mitt Romney or anyone else that want to kiss up to the fake global warming baloney.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 18, 2011 05:50 AM


"Haven't we done enough. We're so self-important. So self-important. Everybody's gonna save something now. Save the trees. Save the bees. Save the whales. Save those snails. And the greatest arrogance of all, save the planet. What? Are these fucking people kidding me? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven't learned how to care for one another and we're gonna save the fucking planet? I'm getting tired of that shit, tired of that shit, tired. I'm tired of fucking Earth Day. I'm tired of these self-righteous environmentalists. These white, bourgeois, liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is there aren't enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world safe for their Volvos. Besides, environmentalists don't give a shit about the planet, they don't care about the planet. Not in the abstract they don't. You know what they're interested in? A clean place to live. Their own habitat. They're worried some day in the future they might be personally inconvenienced." George Carlin

Finally, someone with a Backbone who can stand up and say this is nonsense. If he sticks to his base principles he should do fine in the election and another Governor from Texas will be President.

Posted by: Mark at August 18, 2011 07:03 AM

Environmentalism has become another religion. Like a lot of religions it is filled with contradictions and fueled by blind followers.

I remember a number of years ago when a local reporter took pictures in the parking lot and driveway at a meeting of heads of environmental organizations(many were non-profit groups). The parking lot was crammed with SUVs and luxury autos, all gas guzzlers. The head of the Sierra Club lived in a very large new home constructed of "Save the Redwoods" redwood trees the Sierra Club was supposedly trying to protect from being harvested for lumber. And, of course, we have the Prince of the global warming scheme, Al Gore. He travels the world soliciting funds, collecting enormous speaking fees and selling carbon coupons while leaving one of the largest carbon footprints on earth from his luxury jets and limos.

These "do as I say, not as I do" Elmer Gantrys don't give much credibility to the global warming hoax.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at August 18, 2011 10:54 AM

Mark, thanks for the quote by George Carlin. Good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 18, 2011 05:22 PM

Tom, it sure has, they really are making it like some kind of religion. YUK

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 18, 2011 05:23 PM