Left-wing teeth gnashing about Ted Cruz and Climate Change

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LOGIC MINUTE
by Lynn Woolley

So Ted Cruz is a climate change denier. So what? Lots of people – lots of scientists are. The reason is simple. Not much of anything the Left claims about climate change comes true. And yet, they keep after it with Obama looking to use it as an excuse for global wealth redistribution.

But lately, there have been some real interesting reactions to Ted Cruz’s position, after his announcement. California Governor Jerry Brown went on Meet the Press and almost had a cow. The very THOUGHT of Cruz as president made him ill.

Not related to Cruz, California Congresswoman Barbara Lee warned that climate change will hit women especially hard. But a co-founder of Greenpeace has come out as a global warming skeptic. All in all, it was an amazing week on the climate science front. One can only hope that this issue DOES emerge in the race for the White House.

Bump in the road.

Philip Bump writes for the Washington Post. In an article carried in the Dallas Morning News, he unloads on Cruz over climate change. He refers specifically to comments made by Cruz in an interview in the Texas Tribune as transcribed by the Huffington Post’s Kate Sheppard:

“On the global warming alarmists, anyone who actually points to the evidence that disproves their apocalyptical claims, they don’t engage in reasoned debate. What do they do? They scream, ‘You’re a denier.’ They brand you a heretic. Today, the global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers. It used to be that it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.”

And then he said:

“If you look at global warming alarmists, they don’t like to look at the actual facts and the data. The satellite data demonstrate that there has been no significant warming whatsoever for 17 years. Now that’s a real problem for the global warming alarmists. Because all those computer models on which this whole issue is based predicted significant warming, and yet the satellite data show it ain’t happening.”

And then he said:

“I read this morning a Newsweek article from the 1970s talking about global cooling. And it said the science is clear, it is overwhelming, we are in a major cooling period, and it’s going to cause enormous problems worldwide. … Now, the data proved to be not backing up that theory. So then all the advocates of global cooling suddenly shifted to global warming, and they advocated it’s warming, and the solution interestingly enough was the exact same solution — government control of the energy sector and every aspect of our lives.”

Bump, like most of the Left, can’t stand it.

He says Cruz got everything wrong.

He says the science of global warming is different fro the politics. He says scientists have overwhelming evidence. He says the “warming hiatus” is not a real problem. That’s because it really is warmer deep in the oceans.

You have to stop here and think – he can’t be serious. But liberals are dead serious. They need global warming. They must have it so they can use it for the politics of global warming, as Mr. Bump earlier mentioned.

Bump also answers the pesky question of the 1975 Peter Gwynne article in Newsweek about global cooling. It was just one, tiny article, he says.

To many of us, it just seems that “scientists” and politicians on the Left hadn’t yet gotten together and formed a consensus on what type of disaster they wanted to push.

Ba Ba Ba. Ba Barbara Lee.

Rep. Barbara Lee D-CA

Rep. Barbara Lee D-CA

This senior House Democrat has issued a warning – to women. She says global warming will hit women harder than men. She says it may cause millions of poor women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide food and water for their families.

The brainy Ms. Lee points out that climate change will cause food scarcity around the world. That will create, she says, pressure on poor women in particular since they are:

“…often charged with growing food and collection water for their families.”

I wonder if she thinks Guam is going to tip over.

In any case, she has drafted a resolution saying that Congress must recognize:

“The disparate impacts of climate change on women…and must encourage the use of gender-specific frameworks in developing policies to address climate change.

Well, all right. What else have we got to worry about?

Patrick Moore rains on the climate change parade.

Moore is a Ph.D. who has been involved in environmentalism for forty years as a co-founder of Greenpeace. He has reached a conclusion that the “science” of global warming is a fraud.

“I am skeptical humans are the main cause of climate change and that it will be catastrophic in the near future. There is no scientific proof of this hypothesis, yet we are told ‘the debate is over’ and ‘the science is settled.’”

The POLITICS of climate change.

Mr. Bump notwithstanding, look at what Barbara Lee is doing. She is USING this loopy theory for political purposes. Obama wants to use it in a similar way and Ted Cruz stands in his way. There is a reason why the Left believes in global warming and the Right does not. Science has nothing to do with it. Climate change and global warming are constructs of the Left and are intended to be used for Leftist purposes.

lynn@BeLogical.com

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