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Mitt Romney believes in global warming and thinks that man is contributing to it

June 7, 2011

  Mitt Romney was asked late last week at a town hall style meeting in New Hampshire whether he believed in global warming, and if so did he believe it was manmade. His answer should send shivers down the spines of all Republican primary voters who are thinking about voting for him as a viable option to Barack Obama:

 I believe the world is 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 humans contribute to that. I don’t know how much our contribution is to that because I know there have been periods of greater heat and warmth in the past, but I believe that we contribute to that. And so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and green house gasses that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming that you’re seeing

  He believes in global warming, although he cannot prove it, and he believes that even though the earth goes through natural heating and cooling cycles that this time man has something to do with it because he read that it was true. He claims that we must reduce greenhouse gasses in order to stop global warming but he hedges his bet by stopping short of promoting a cap and trade policy, preferring to promote natural gas.

One of the opportunities, I think, is that people who are really focused on climate change and global warming have the same interests as the people who are really focused, as I am, on getting ourselves off of our dependence on foreign oil

  I am all for alternative energy and less pollution, don’t get me wrong, but cutting pollution and global warming are two separate issues which the left has successfully managed to meld into one, and you can see by the quote above that Mitt Romney is also guilty of combining these two separate issues as well. You can be for alternative energy and cutting down on pollution and still be a global warming denier, but Mitt Romney is trying to have it both ways. Has he not heard of Climategate where it was shown that what he has been reading–and basing his opinion on–that the data used to “prove” global warming was cooked?

  Mitt Romney gave us the precursor to Obamacare, and although I agree with his explanation that healthcare reform is a state level issue, it cannot be denied that he provided the federal government with the template used to foist a national healthcare reform law on the American people against their will, and now we have him jumping on the global warming bandwagon with at least one foot.

  It is too bad because I believe with his background Mitt Romney might be the best man to lead us out of this recession–in fact that is why I supported him in 2008–but between Romneycare and global warming there is no way that I can support this man in 2012. The fact that a man who imposed healthcare mandates on the people of Massachusetts has now gone on record as stating that he believes that man is causing the earth to warm is the frontrunner for the GOP nomination shows us exactly how weak the Republican candidates are.

  These are two important issues and it appears as if Mitt Romney is not all that different from Barack Obama when it comes to healthcare reform and global warming.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2011 8:21 pm

    Helth care, global waring and, who knows what othe feel good issues he would support. We can do better, Steve. We have got to do better.

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  2. The Georgia Yankee permalink
    June 7, 2011 8:37 pm

    He believes in global warming, even though he cannot prove it/ Yeesh, Steve, gimme a break – just how many of the faithful are you indicting there? I mean, my belief in God has never been seriously challenged even though I cannot prove His existence. Now you might not think that’s the context in which you put your remark, but let me be the one to guarantee that that’s exactly what you did. I mean, let’s face it – an awful lot of what we agree to be “scientific fact” is stuff we laypersons, including Governor Romney, couldn’t prove on our own in a million years.

    When President Bush declared that he thought global warming was a real phenomenon, I didn’t see anyone chastising him for not being able to prove it – and we know he’d have had a hard time proving water was wet.

    And in fact, when you mention global climate cycles, you pretty much agree with the idea that something’s going on – a position that seems to be shared by an awful lot of mainstream science types. It appears that the only real dispute you have is whether or not mankind’s activities on earth have any impact at all on global climate change.

    I happen to agree with the Governor – I don’ think we caused it. The cause, IMO, is that great global climate cycle you referred to. I do think, though, that human activity has exacerbated it.

    Take good care and may God bless us all!

    TGY

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    • June 7, 2011 9:07 pm

      You are really reaching there in my opinion TGY, you know that I was not indicting anyone’s belief in God. I was talking about a political issue pure and simple and if a person is going to foist upon the people restrictioins based on a “crisis” they cannot prove than they have no basis to implement those restrictions without proving there is a problem that must be solved.
      But if you want to put this in the context of religion than under the separation of church and state that has been adjudicated into the constitution these people have no right to push their global warming religion on me.
      There are many issue I disagreed with Bush on; illegal immigration and global warming (banning the lightbulb) and this is one of them.

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  3. June 7, 2011 10:01 pm

    The liberal cavemen used to blame the warming on camp fires. Now we blame it on SUVs and breathing. I honestly don’t know how anyone addresses “climate change” seriously anymore.

    It’s very unfortunate that Romney keeps screwing it up. I apply the Buckley rule and unfortunately, though Romney isn’t my first choice, he has a good chance, but he’s ruining it!

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    • June 8, 2011 5:50 am

      He still is trying to play both sides even while trying to make himself into a conservative and I don’ think this is going to work. Climate change has been debunked and yet these people still push it as if it were real.

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  4. June 8, 2011 4:44 am

    Gingrich, Christie, now Romney? What’s going on here? Even the U.N. concedes their “landmark” global warming report was based on bogus data. As long as you’re reading Mitt, come on over and I’ll give you a presentation you’ll never forget.

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    • June 8, 2011 5:52 am

      Yeah, Mitt needs to start reading from some different sources.

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    • June 8, 2011 6:34 am

      Nah, Christie is clean. That helicopter is required to be in the air a certain number of hours per day regardless if there is anything to do or not because of the Homeland security grants. Also, harken back to the last Gov of NJ, he was almost killed on the NJ highways. The helicopter thing was an attempted diversion away from the Anthony Weasel. Governors use helicopters. The last Gov used it more than 200 times in office, Christie has used it 35 times in 2 years. It has always been a non-issue.

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      • The Georgia Yankee permalink
        June 8, 2011 7:56 am

        Helicopter? Where’d that come from?

        But it seems to me, to follow you on this tangent for a moment, that a grant requiring a helicopter to be in the air a certain number of hours, whether or not there’s a good reason, is flawed and wasteful. We ought not to justify waste on the basis of a grant from the feds.

        Take good care and may God bless us all!

        TGY

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    • The Georgia Yankee permalink
      June 8, 2011 8:06 am

      The research was flawed – that doesn’t mean the hypothesis being studied was false.

      It’s become a terribly charged political issue, especially since its clear that the environmental movement has been so thoroughly infiltrated by communists looking for a home after their pet cause was shown to be scientifically and morally bankrupt. They’re trying to accomplish in their new home what they failed under communism – the destruction of capitalism and western culture.

      Nevertheless, climate change seems to be occurring – weather is more extreme than many of us remember from our youth, and the statistics bear that out. Antarctica is losing ice mass, and glaciers are now ponds – yet island nations aren’t gurgling under water, as we were promised.

      I’m not convinced that this can be reversed – I think we need to study it more closely than ever before, with particular attention paid to how we can adapt. I’ve read that we might be able to convert more land for agricultural use, for example – a significant concern in a world whose population is mushrooming.

      Take good care, and may God bless us all!

      TGY

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      • June 8, 2011 9:15 pm

        “It’s become a terribly charged political issue, especially since its clear that the environmental movement has been so thoroughly infiltrated by communists looking for a home after their pet cause was shown to be scientifically and morally bankrupt. They’re trying to accomplish in their new home what they failed under communism – the destruction of capitalism and western culture.”

        I couldn’t agree with that statement more, we agree on that one although I do not believe there is any inusual climate change occuring, I think it is a natural cycle and when given enough time we will see a cooling cycle once again–if there really is a warming cycle in the first place.

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  5. markus hoff permalink
    September 10, 2011 1:51 pm

    your a moron who ever wrote this. it has been proved time and time again by multiple independent bodies that climate gate didnt actually exist. the scientists of climate gate have been exonerated by every single person to take a look at all the information. in no way did they alter or misrepresent the information. you are nothing but a cheapskate liar like the rest of global warming deniers. people say global warming is caused by the scientists because they want money. now tell me, what makes more sense, that or maybe the billion dollar oil companies that spend 10’s of millions on lobbying are behind the climate change skepticism. why is it so easy for people to go in the face of what 98-99% of the scientific community agrees upon. if 98% of astrologists said a meteor was going to hit earth would be believe them or say they want funding?? think for yourselves for once people!

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    • Lou222 permalink
      September 10, 2011 2:09 pm

      This is just a natural chain of events. It is going to warm for awhile and then cool for awhile. It has been doing that long before we have been here. The thing is now they have a way of using “numbers” (and of course Al Gore). The planet has taken care of itself for a long time and will continue long after we don’t exist. To blame the people is pretty presumptuous on your part. I think you are giving the human race too much credit. We mean very little in the whole scope of things.

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