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Obama's Energy Secretary Says Climate Change Not Debatable
Big Government ^ | 05/23/2013 | William Bigelow

Posted on 05/23/2013 8:47:46 AM PDT by Rusty0604

Ernest Moniz, Barack Obama’s new Secretary of Energy, is making it clear there is no room for dissent regarding climate change. Speaking to his department’s employees after he was sworn in, Moniz said, “Let me make it very clear that there is no ambiguity in terms of the scientific basis calling for a prudent response on climate change. I am not interested in debating what is not debatable. There is plenty to debate as we try and move forward on our climate agenda.”

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TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatechangehoax; globalwarminghoax; hotaircult

1 posted on 05/23/2013 8:47:46 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
"There is plenty to debate as we try and move forward on our climate agenda.” "

That's the REAL nut of it.

2 posted on 05/23/2013 8:49:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Rusty0604

And he is slowing down applications of U.S. companies wanting to export LNG.


3 posted on 05/23/2013 8:49:56 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
“Let me make it very clear that there is no ambiguity in terms of the scientific political basis calling for a prudent response on climate change

Fixed it.

4 posted on 05/23/2013 8:50:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Rusty0604

“Moloch is the only real god, and what his high priests say, goes. No arguments. Begin sacrificing babies immediately.”


5 posted on 05/23/2013 8:50:26 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Mr. K

Sorry, but both warming and this goon’s IQ are very debatable.

As least, it is to those of us who actually know physics.


6 posted on 05/23/2013 8:50:35 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Rusty0604

Translation...

“Our authority is not debatable”

Obama’s climatard minions out in force.


7 posted on 05/23/2013 8:50:55 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Rusty0604

It would be interesting to investigate whether this constitutes an establishment of religion under the Constitution.


8 posted on 05/23/2013 8:51:51 AM PDT by trad_anglican
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To: Rusty0604

Who has the picture of the Obama SS shooting any who fail to support the Regime?


9 posted on 05/23/2013 8:51:52 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Rusty0604

“not debatable”

Truly part of the scientific method.


10 posted on 05/23/2013 8:53:20 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Rusty0604
Didn't Obama read this in his New York Times?

The world leaders who met at the United Nations to discuss climate change on Tuesday are faced with an intricate challenge: building momentum for an international climate treaty at a time when global temperatures have been relatively stable for a decade and may even drop in the next few years.

Uh-Roh!

11 posted on 05/23/2013 8:53:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Rusty0604

Not debating and not debatable are two different things, like sun spots and frog farts.


12 posted on 05/23/2013 8:55:25 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Rusty0604

ANY scientist who declares anything unarguable forfeits the right to be a scientist. This guy would have been at the forefront of the Flat Earth thinking 500 years ago.


13 posted on 05/23/2013 8:55:50 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Rusty0604
Obama's Energy Secretary Says Climate Change Not Debatable

Wow! Blind squirrel finds a nut!

14 posted on 05/23/2013 8:56:33 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: LRoggy

That’s right.


15 posted on 05/23/2013 8:58:05 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Viennacon

To say that anything in science, other than the laws of thermal dynamics or gravity, is not debatable is not a scientific statement. Science asks questions. That’s what it does. To have absolute empirical evidence that climate change exists and is caused by human activity (which is the real question), would require a separate earth to use as a model to which our earth could be compared.


16 posted on 05/23/2013 9:00:17 AM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: Rusty0604

‘Nein! Nein! Nein! Debate ist verboten.’

This Administration is getting creepier by the day.


17 posted on 05/23/2013 9:00:59 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Mr. K
Climate is changing and has been since the beginning. 800 years ago the Norsemen raised sheep on Greenland. 1975 "Oh No" global cooling. Today scientist can't figure out why no warming for 15 years, Alaska can't figure out what happened to spring. Today it is 58° and raining in Hell, Michigan.
18 posted on 05/23/2013 9:01:47 AM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Rusty0604

He was confirmed by the Senate on a 97 to 0 vote. Apparently the Senate Republicans thought he was a fine nominee. Here are some quotes:

Lisa Murkowski Republican of Alaska, “. . . he is an impressive nominee.”

Mitch McConnell Republican of Kentucky, “A number of my colleagues and I are optimistic about Dr. Moniz’s pragmatic approach to solving the country’s energy challenges,. . .”

Lindsay Graham Republican of South Carolina, “I think he’ll be a good secretary.”


19 posted on 05/23/2013 9:02:10 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Rusty0604

The IRS will start auditing those scientist that dispute it.


20 posted on 05/23/2013 9:04:29 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Soul of the South

They must have not vetted him at all. The Sec of Energy can do a lot of harm. He’s already slowing exports of gas.


21 posted on 05/23/2013 9:05:09 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I am a great and powerful Liberal! You will not question What I have decreed!

22 posted on 05/23/2013 9:06:05 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Rusty0604

This guy was picked by Obama because he believes there is no debate. Therefore he will not brook interference with his agenda.

Another moron picked to help destroy America.


23 posted on 05/23/2013 9:10:54 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Obadiah

That’s the SAME SCIENTIFIC THEORY the socialist climate scientists used to arrive at their AGW CONCLUSIONS.


24 posted on 05/23/2013 9:11:48 AM PDT by spawn44 ( moo)
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To: Rusty0604

This yahoo needs to go back to college.
Its called a “Theory” and anyone who says its “Fact” has never taken basic high school science.


25 posted on 05/23/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Rusty0604

Which is why today is another COLD day, the planet is heating up but that causes coldness. Hmmm, liberals, the idiots that took liberal art courses like women-studies are trying to tell us they understand scientific issues.


26 posted on 05/23/2013 9:18:37 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

And with liberals words are everything. They went from calling it global warming to climate change. I remember in the 70’s we were all going to freeze to death and it was man’s fault.


27 posted on 05/23/2013 9:25:16 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
Disputing Climate Change is a Thought Crime!


28 posted on 05/23/2013 9:25:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("The White House can't be trusted." - Ron Fournier, National Journal)
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To: Rusty0604

Disregard that.


29 posted on 05/23/2013 9:30:58 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Rusty0604

Questions to Moniz:

1.) “Is your ‘climate agenda’ a theory that remains to be tested by spending our taxpayers dollars?”

2.) Which is cheaper, to debate with words, or to test with dollars?

3.) Have you ever worked, for profit, a day in your sorry life?


30 posted on 05/23/2013 9:31:14 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Rusty0604

Not to mention in the 1960’s and 70’s when liberals said we were all going to starve to death because the planet couldn’t possibly support more than 4 billion people.

Liberals are really stupid. They go with ignorance and emotion versus facts and numbers. Trying to explain to a liberal the amount of agriculture land is very small and more could be used to grow food just went straight over their heads.


31 posted on 05/23/2013 9:34:17 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Rusty0604

I totally agree, why spend time debating something that isn’t real?


32 posted on 05/23/2013 9:34:59 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Graewoulf

Yep, just another idiot scientist scamming the taxpayer for s cushy job


33 posted on 05/23/2013 9:42:06 AM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: Rusty0604

Pope Al Gore is infallible, doncha know.


34 posted on 05/23/2013 9:42:34 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: CodeToad

I read somewhere that they wanted to blast the ice in the north artic to keep the temp down. Now they are running arount taking pics of the ice breaking off in a tizzy. I forgot about the population crisis they created.
They have a God syndrome.


35 posted on 05/23/2013 9:47:29 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Ah, yes. Anyone ho disagrees with us is imply not permitted to do so.

This ends the argument.

Imagine if courts worked this way.

prosecutor: He’s guilty.
Defense attorney: “We’re going to show he’s not.”
Judge: His guilt is not up for discussion. it’s not arguable.


36 posted on 05/23/2013 10:01:23 AM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: LRoggy

[[ANY scientist who declares anything unarguable forfeits the right to be a scientist. This guy would have been at the forefront of the Flat Earth thinking 500 years ago.]]

Exactl;y, and inhoffe and marc morano shoudl be standign up right now saying “Are you friggin kidding? Of course it’s up for debate- the science is NOT settled, and you don’t get the right to simply wave your hand and dweclare that it is- We do NOT live i nthe dark ages anymore sir- and you are woefulyl behind the tiems and unqualified for your position IF this is your position on the issue- and we WILL hasve you removed from office if you are simply going to intimidate and lord it over anyoen who has different opinions than you do- “


37 posted on 05/23/2013 10:31:32 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Soul of the South

[[Lisa Murkowski Republican of Alaska, “. . . he is an impressive nominee.”

Mitch McConnell Republican of Kentucky, “A number of my colleagues and I are optimistic about Dr. Moniz’s pragmatic approach to solving the country’s energy challenges,. . .”

Lindsay Graham Republican of South Carolina, “I think he’ll be a good secretary.”]]

Yay- we get oru throats cut again by IDIOTS who think “Gee- this tiem might be different- this time the left mgiht just be tellign the truth”


38 posted on 05/23/2013 10:32:53 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
“Let me make it very clear that there is no ambiguity in terms of the scientific political basis calling for a prudent totalitarian response on climate change."

Fixed the fix.

39 posted on 05/23/2013 10:46:15 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Rusty0604

This opens up a great opportunity for anti-GW scientists to challenge this prick to a public debate. “What’s the matter? Ya chicken?”


40 posted on 05/23/2013 10:57:54 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Rusty0604

He should be working for the IRS.

Pray for America to Wake Up


41 posted on 05/23/2013 11:01:37 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: NotTallTex

Never mind deliberately omitting the effect of water vapor from equations is not science.


42 posted on 05/31/2013 1:51:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Rusty0604

WRONG!


43 posted on 05/31/2013 2:25:18 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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