No Apologies From Mitt Romney For Globull Warming Stance

Mitt Romney is, in my estimation, a great candidate, and perhaps the best one to defeat Obama in the 2012 general election. While he certainly has several squishy Conservative positions, he also has excellent experience as both a business executive and as a political executive. He will appeal easily to the moderate and middle ground voters, as well as sort-of-liberals who usually vote Democrat, but switch now and then. And Blue Dog Dem voters. Alas, he does have this issue of his globull warming belief gnawing away at his popularity, which I mentioned on June 4th. And now Romney: No apologies on global warming stance

Mitt Romney won’t be doing any apology tours on climate change.

The early GOP presidential front-runner has broken with his party’s conservative ranks to declare global warming a real threat to the planet that merits some sort of action to curb heat-trapping emissions.

But the former Massachusetts governor is also quick to trash cap and trade, carbon taxes and other controversial policies that have been kicked around over the last decade in Washington.

In a sense, Romney’s initial global warming stance sounds a lot like that of former President George W. Bush, who during his two terms reluctantly accepted climate (hoax) science while fighting Democrats and environmentalists over what to do about it.

That’s it, he’s toast.

Romney’s critics got their opening last Friday when he responded to a climate question during a town hall meeting in Manchester, N.H.

“I don’t speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that,” Romney said. “I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer.

Burnt toast.

“No. 2, I believe that humans contribute to that,” he continued. “I don’t know how much our contribution is to that, because I know there’s been periods of greater heat and warmth than in the past, but I believe we contribute to that. And so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants, of greenhouse gases, that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming that you’re seeing.”

Toast on fire….hey, wait, that mirrors my beliefs to a small degree, and I’ve been following this issue since the early 1990’s, having started as a True Believer. I do believe that Mankind bears some small part, perhaps 10-15%, of the blame for globull warming, mostly due to agriculture and landfills, which release methane, a considerably more potent GHG than CO2. Not much we can do about agriculture, but, we can work to limit releases from landfills. After that, a good chunk of the perceived warming comes from the Urban Heat Island Affect and changes to localized weather patterns, such as due to deforestation around Mt. Kilimanjaro. But, most of the real warming is natural.

Mitt’s idea that “there’s been periods of greater heat and warmth than in the past” just shows that Mitt hasn’t actually spent time learning the truth of climate history. That all said, Mitt does seem heavily reluctant to enact legislation that actually Does Something about GHG output. He knows they would a) be economy killers and b) no work, as evidenced by Kyoto and all the other globull warming legislation, both here in states like Brokeafornia, er, California, and around the world.

I’ve written Team Romney multiple times, asking just how much Mitt thinks Mankind’s contributions are, along with some other pointed questions. No answer as of yet.

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3 Responses to “No Apologies From Mitt Romney For Globull Warming Stance”

  1. Rob in Katy says:

    Please explain the several ice ages and the several other periods of tropical weather that occurred before mankind arrived? Also those reported changes in other planets were we don’t farm, drive, or have landfills? not sure what the thought is that the earth and sun should stand still just because mankind is here? When we are all dead, the earth will go on and then the sun will someday kill everything else.

  2. captainfish says:

    hahahahahahahaa Rob.

    My belief: While we can and do have an impact on a local or regional basis, I can’t believe that such a massive global and universal system of forcings that we have on this planet, that piddlin man can cause an ice age to not occur. Or cause a new record warm period to cool down.

    yet, I do believe that we must be good stewards and keep this place clean and suitable to live on. And suitable to keep sustaining life.

    I’ve always believed.. Don’t sh*t where you eat and sleep.

    But, does that mean we need to spend trillions of dollars and impose draconian job killing taxes, fees, measures to do it? No. let the market forcings decide.

    And no, Romney isn’t toast. He is cow-towing to the center and those too stupid to make up their minds on their own. I’d give him a pass on it if it wasn’t for RomneyCare. And, he looks like a Liberal.

  3. Rob in Katy says:

    Ah! Well good stewardship is something completely different!! And something Conservatives have long practiced from the days of hunting for ones survival onward, except for that buffalo thing and those were eastern liberals – LOL.

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