Skip to comments.Romney: Humans May Not be Main Climate Change Source (Do you hear the sound of desparation yet?)
Posted on 08/25/2011 4:37:40 AM PDT by bestintxas
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in danger of losing his 2012 Republican primary front-runner status, Wednesday tweaked his position on global climate change, saying he does not know if humans are the primary cause.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, also said he would not place restrictions on carbon emissions if elected and did not favor spending heavily on climate solutions.
He was asked about global warming at a town hall meeting in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and said he believed the world is getting hotter and humans contribute in some way to the change.
"Do I think the world's getting hotter? Yeah, I don't know that but I think that it is," he said. "I don't know if it's mostly caused by humans.
"What I'm not willing to do is spend trillions of dollars on something I don't know the answer to."
In June, a day after launching his second bid for the White House, Romney caused a stir by saying he thought humans had contributed to climate change and that emissions of pollutants should be reduced.
A study by the National Academy of Sciences in 2010 found that "climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities and poses significant risks." That view is backed by most climate scientists. But surveys have shown that many Republicans do not agree -- especially those who are more likely to vote in the primary elections.
Two polls on Wednesday showed Romney, a narrow front-runner in the Republican field for much of the year, has lost the lead in the Republican nominating contest, trailing Rick Perry by double digits. The Texas governor recently jumped into the race.
Campaigning in New Hampshire last week, Perry, who is typically more of a social conservative, called climate change a "theory that still has not been proven"
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He is not our man.
Romney has already lost front-runner status.
Romney is a politician just like Bill Clinton.
He will say whatever he thinks is necessary to get votes.
Did I mention he’s a RINO??
We’ll now see Romneycare begin attacking Perry and his big govt RINO policies & positions.
Both will get bloodied.
Then Sarah will announce (toward end of Sept) and leap over both.
Even Newsmax does this appeal to authority crap, why do I care what another government-funded crony organization thinks?
Oh and suck it Romney, you're not going to be able to "hide your decline".
They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning,
No-one you see, is smarter than he
And we know Flipper Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder
Flying there-under, under the sea!
Where and when is the getting hotter?
And those weasel words would allow him to spend BILLIONS on it and still be able claim that he kept his word. Romney's a slimey a$$ed punk.
and then you woke up.
Agreed. What is so pathetic about Mitt is, if he would just find himself a philosphical mooring, liberal or conservative, and stick with it despite opposition, he could parlay his good looks, smarts, and speaking ability to the enormous political success he so dearly wants.
Wow, can we be a little more ambiguous mitto?
I'm not a huge fan of Perry but he at least has publicly called out the AGW fraudsters.
Got my first Romney solicitation call yesterday and it felt so good to say that I would not be voting for him or supporting his run in any way...lol. The caller seemed resigned to defeat. Didn’t even counter with a comeback line of any kind. It was the fastest I have ever managed to rid myself of a political solicitation call.
Here in Texas.
I’ve known romney was a rino cockroach for years.
Prior to Galileo, "most climate scientists" supported the view that the earth was the center of our universe and that the sun rotated around us.
Consensus in scientific views don't mean that they are correct.
"Doctors" used to "bleed" patients to cure them of all sorts of illness.
Too much, too little, too late, Mitt.
Whatever chance you try, let’s face it why deny, its over.