Skip to comments."The world is getting warmer": Romney
Posted on 03/09/2012 7:36:58 AM PST by SoConPubbie
(Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change.
"I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.
"It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
There he goes again:
And we’re supposed to rally around this guy? Blah..
It does that when you’re headed for where you’re headed Mitt.
"....and Leon's getting l-a-a-a-rger."
How long before his staff issues a clarification?
I am telling you that if the Republican Party serves this guy up as the nominee I would probably have to vote for the “Innocent bystander in the empty Armani suit” just to punish them for serving Romney up to me
And this is why I do NOT support Romney for POTUS.
You cannot fix stupid. The Earth’s climate is warming because the SUN has been more active in the last 80 years that it was in the 80 years previous to that!
And you want to be the CEO of MY country???
And Mutt wonders why Conservatives don’t support him.
Shut your yap, Mitt!
It’s so damned easy to get sick and tired of this establishment RINO!
McAmnisty must be coaching him so no matter how hard Romney tries to lose, obozo will lose bigger
Romney = Epic Fail
And we are just supposed to fall in line and do what the press tells us only Romney can beat the Kenyan.
Oromney a whiter shade of fail.
Failure to know that OFFICIALLY the Earth hasn’t warmed at all for the last 15 years should rule one out of higher public office.
I’m telling you. This guy reminds me of Al Gore.
Dole 3.0 or McCain 2.0 isn’t going to happen. What is it with the Republican party and losers?
Oh, that make me nauseous, and I think we may as well just jump of a cliff.
Next, he will start talking about “compassionate conservatism”.
Actually, the earth has been cooling since about 1994. In fact, there is some belief that we may be entering another mini ice-age, because the sun spots have been at a minimum, similar to the “Maunder Minimum” period in the 1800’s.
Casper Milquetoast strikes again.
What an idiot. This guy will be in bunker mode from day one in the White House. The balless wonder.
Even the batcrap lunatics gave up on “global warming,” b/c the data shows the world cooling since 199_ whatever, and they can’t lie their way out of that!
This clown is completely braindead. It’s like McLame and Omoslem had a baby in the Lincoln Bedroom.
What a damn fool.
Oy. Just keep your mouth closed, Mitt. Say as little as possible. And you may have a chance of beating Obama.....but I doubt it.
Wonder who I should write in if this s.o.b. manages to get nominated.
He has the backbone of a chocolate eclair.
Not only has global mean temperature been flat for a decade, but look at the scale. It is not even a full degree Centigrade peak to peak.
Romney is pandering to the extreme far left with this baloney.
I've noticed that, too. Here in the northeast, the last couple of weeks it's been somewhat warmer than it was about two months ago.
His nose is getting longer.
This is why conservatives don’t like Romney. He’s a socialist to the core.
But the Repub establishment assures us that— compared to Obama— with Romney we’ll at least get a reach around!
Could the Republicans have designed a more awful candidate?
This single biggest issue to rally the nation around is Obamacare, and our side chooses a guy who created his own version.
Jesus can’t come soon enough.
I really, really, really hope that Romney’s statements here are blasted all over the remaining states by his opponents.
This is clearly the final straw with this guy. He’ll NEVER get my vote in a Primary or a General Election - ever.
Something that Newt and Mitt can agree on. Newt was fighting for a carbon tax way back in 1989 and how could we forget the much more recent global warming couch date he had with pe-lousy?
So true. Good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read this.
Please, Freepers voting in the next few primaries, consider this man as our nominee and vote sensibly!
I know, I have written on Climate Physics for a while now. Though I must say I have not published anything on it lately.
The Greenhouse effect is an equilibrium, and this was proven by Dr. Ferenc Miskolczi former NASA contractor. This equilibrium adjusts to the incoming energy of the sun and cannot be effected permanently by anything so small as mankind. A single large volcanic eruption can put more greenhouse effecting compounds into the atmosphere in a day than most countries, including developed ones like ours, can in a year. The point being, the system adjusts increasing or decreasing atmospheric humidity levels. It is why life on earth even exists. Otherwise we would have fried (or frozen) long ago due to changes in the sun’s output long ago.
There is no way for mankind to overwhelm that equilibrium. It is supported by 300 million cubic miles of freely available water - which could have theoretically caused a runaway greenhouse effect millions, if not billions of years ago. The best convincing evidence we have is the fact that even with massive asteroids killing off dinosaurs, the climate STILL returned to equilibrium. Mankind just is not relevant enough to make a difference.
A “Flashback” would have helped my blood pressure.
I was ready for the face palm again but I clicked on link and this was the same story from last summer.
Idiot - playing right into the alarmist’s handbook.
The question is not - NOT - whether CO2 generated by humans leads to warming - it does. The question is whether that warming is enough to make any damn difference - it doesn’t.
The question is not whether a butterfly’s wings affect the weather in Brazil, but whether it affects it enough to matter.
The worse thing about this whole episode is that it shows Romney is completely tone deaf to what matters today. It’s not burning freaking carbon - it’s restoring our freedom, cutting down the size of government, and reining in insane spending. Worrying about anthropogenic global warming moves us to policies that go in exactly the wrong direction in all three of those concerns.
>>A Flashback would have helped my blood pressure.<<
Yes, this is a June 2011 article. Why bring it up as though it’s new?
But it’s yet another reminder that Romney has conceded major areas of conflict with Obama. When Obama talks “green” in the general election campaign, and Romney tries to pander to the center-right by going after him, all Obama’s got to do is quote Romney’s own words back to him and say, “No wonder they’re always calling you Flip-Flop, sir.”
Or, if he stays with the sentiment in the article, we all figure, better the devil you know....at least a Republican Congress will fight Obama tooth and nail, instead of being led around by a nose ring with Romney on the other end of the rope.
With Romney, we really could get cap and trade, and Obamacare (slightly modifed) as the law of the land forever, or until the country goes belly up, which wouldn’t be all that long given present trends.
sorry, we are NOT gonna rally around a lie and a hoax
One thing that could really help would be if big Nan would push for legislation to stop all unauthorized volcanic activity. That would go a long way in slowing warming. Or is it cooling. Feels okay to me. Or maybe restrict solar flares to odd number years. Or maybe the DOE could “let” some of the warming walk across the borders. Lots of things humans can do. (Sarc off!) Good job Danae.
Basically Mama Gaia was here long before we walked here and will be around long after we are gone. Who or what will be using our remains to fuel something? And, just how many damn dinosaurs where there anyway? Hey Al, what is the exact correct temperature anyway? I know you’re comfy in your mansion.
Hey, Mitt thanks you for your support in helping him gain the nomination.
Just damn this guy! The next thing you know he’ll be sitting on a bench with Nancy Pelosi. Whew, couldn’t vote for a guy like that.
The tone-deafness is what struck me. I mean, is he really so divorced from conservative opinions on global warming that he doesn't even know enough to keep his yap shut on the subject? Evidently.
`IT’S GETTING WARMER’
It’s called `spring’ Mitt.
Romney the March Hare.