Just in time for ASIC 200 – Forbes’ Climate B.S. of the Year Awards

This year’s winner: the 2012 Republican candidates for the President of the United States (article)

Some choice quotes:

Rick Santorum: “There is no such thing as global warming…it’s just an excuse for more government control of your life and I’ve never been for any scheme or even accepted the junk science behind the whole narrative.” (source)

Mitt Romney: “My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet. And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us.” (source)

Ron Paul: “I think war and financial crises and big governments marching into our homes and elimination of habeas corpus — those are immediate threats. We’re about to lose our whole country and whole republic! If we can be declared an enemy combatant and put away without a trial, then that’s going to affect a lot of us a lot sooner than the temperature going up.” (source)

Newt Gingrich: ““I’m an amateur paleontologist…I spend a lot of time looking at the Earth’s temperature for a very long time. I’m a lot harder to convince than just looking at a computer model.” (source)

Rick Perry: “I do think global warming has been politicised … We are seeing almost weekly or even daily scientists are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing our climate to change. Yes, our climate has changed. It has been changing ever since the Earth was formed. But I do not buy into a group of scientists who have, in some cases, been found to be manipulating data.” (source)

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: davidsemeniuk.com

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