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Posted on 12/29/2011 6:14:13 PM PST by Libloather
GOP candidates urged to accept climate change by scientists
By Andrew Restuccia - 12/29/11 11:49 AM ET
Fifty New Hampshire scientists Thursday called on the Republican presidential candidates to accept the overwhelming scientific evidence behind climate change.
The scientists issued the joint statement just weeks before the Jan. 10 New Hampshire primary, a key early test for the GOP White House hopefuls.
We urge all candidates for public office at national, state, and local levels, and all New Hampshire citizens, to acknowledge the overwhelming balance of evidence for the underlying causes of climate change, to support appropriate responses to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, and to develop local and statewide strategies to adapt to near-term changes in climate, the scientists said.
Ignoring the issue of climate change places our health, our quality of life, our economic vitality, and our childrens future at risk.
The GOP presidential candidates have raised questions about climate science, a politically thorny issue in Republican circles.
My view is that we dont know whats causing climate change on this planet, Mitt Romney said during an October speech.
Romney has said he believes that climate change is occurring and that human beings contribute to it. But he has said he doesnt know how much global warming can be attributed to human activity.
Other Republican presidential candidates have been more direct in questioning climate science. Rick Perry, for instance, called global warming one contrived phony mess in his book Fed Up!
Scientists at seven New Hampshire institutions, including the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College, signed Thursdays joint statement. It was sent to the offices of all the presidential candidates as well as New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D).
The statement comes about a month after Iowa scientists issued a similar call for the Republican candidates to accept climate science.
The vast majority of the worlds scientists say climate change is occurring in large part due to such human activity as the burning of fossil fuels.
Let the socialists keep the hoax. They own it.
There are no real scientists in New Hampshire.
No real scientists would do such urging. When science gets subjective, it’s no longer science.
Well, Newt has been clear on this topic.
Yup; the couch he was sitting on was made of hemp and other organic material.
Do these scientists have names?
What are their fields of research?
They are hedging their bets now they can see Obama is in danger of losing his re-election bid.
My question as well. No self respecting scientist could actually believe that trash at this point.
New Hampshire libtards (i.e. Massachusetts North) latch onto every trendy and PC doctrine that comes down the pike being ozone holes, El Nino, CFR’s, carbon “footprints”.
The Massachusetts transplants have ruined what once was a very conservative and self-reliant state.
The Birkenstock crowd came to New Hampshire for its wilderness experience.
They had socks made from hemp or such cr**. I wanted good old 100% cotton!!! Not one cotton sock on any rack!!
No real scientists would accept such rubbish!
Climate changes - accept it scientists.
Are you suggesting we “progress” to living standards and energy usage levels that existed before the industrial revolution to save the earth? You first scientists.
Some already have but the echo chamber doesn’t want to hear it.
Since when is scientific truth determined by a show of hands?
There are no more scientists.
There are only politicists, and they should be ignored.
“GOP candidates urged to accept politically motivated pseudo-science”
“Daggone it, Galileo, will you just pipe down and accept it? Everybody agrees that the sun goes around the earth, OK? It’s established science. Just roll with it.”