Skip to comments.New DOE chief insists climate change 'not debatable'
Posted on 06/01/2013 3:54:59 AM PDT by IbJensen
Physicist Ernest Moniz was sworn in last week as U.S. Energy secretary, and wasted little time laying out his priorities. Along with a major speech on energy efficiency, as well as pronouncements about nuclear power and natural gas, he issued a blunt warning to any opponents or obfuscators of climate science: The jig is up.
"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," he told a crowd of Energy Department employees May 21 following his swearing-in ceremony at DOE headquarters.
"I am not interested in debating what is not debatable," he added, echoing a recent survey published in the journal Environmental Research Letters ( http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/study-97-of-scientists-agree-on-climate-change ) that found 97 percent of climate scientists agree about manmade global warming. "There is plenty to debate as we try to move forward on our climate agenda."
Moniz called clean energy and climate change his top policy priorities, citing them as "the real driver of my coming back" to the DOE, where he served as undersecretary in the 1990s. "We want to build on what was done by Secretary (Steven) Chu, who really changed the face of energy technology innovation at the Department of Energy," he said.
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This new appointee is clearly a mental midget posing as a learned scholar. Where does the exalted one find these treasures to further muck up our lives? This one appears to have become stuck to the sole of Obama's shoe. This specimen even looks incredibly stupid.
Some dull specimens of the scientific community want us to believe that the Earth is several billion years old, and then that same gaggle cherry picks the last 150 years to tell us how drastically things are changing.
This evil Obama regime has got to go! Before we know it Obozo will edict that it is a federal crime to contradict the regime's stand on gorebal warming.
I always find it interesting when a so-called “scientist” finds something that is not debatable.
Essentially, they create religious dogma. And, of course, any debate about established religious dogma is heresy against doctrine.
While that is perfectly OK in matters dealing with the creator of the universe, declarations of heresy in matters dealing with the universe He created somehow seems...anti-intellectual.
I realize that there’s no chance of ever getting rid of DOE, IRS, et. al. but couldn’t they at least pick leaders who weren’t ridiculous?
"Data does not matter.
Politics now trumps data."
Actually, maybe he's not that typical ~ he seems to have not heard of the scientific method. I'd do a body search on this guy before he gets in for a visit to the White House. May well be carrying a private stash of some kind.
“This specimen even looks incredibly stupid.”
LOL! What’s that old 60’s song with the lyric, ‘are you a boy or a girl?” That’s what I’m thinking when looking at its pic. :)
No debate! Everyone must bow down and accept what I say, or else the full weight of government will be brought to bear against you.
Stuff it you fascist loser!
This has got to be the most stupid looking loony yet in this phony president’s entourage.
Apparently he was barfed up during the infamous Clinton administration. He resembles my late great aunt Minnie.
This guy has spent his whole life on the take - joined faculty at MIT in 1973 after graduating HS in 1962; the time between was spent getting his education. He is probably a smart guy, but he has always been either on the receiving end or the delivering end of the education establishment.
Since many of the political animals believe that something as stupid as climate change isn’t debatable, it’s just as intelligent to say that those agencies you list are likely to be sunk.
America is tired of a central socialist government populated by complete morons. Since our constitution has been torn asunder and filed away I believe there’s a good chance that this onerous monster could be toppled.
Exactly. While allegedly touting the scientific method, once it gets near to their dogma, they suddenly ban it.
He doesn’t want to debate it because he knows he will lose. He’ll just stick with the idea that a tornado in Kansas is the result of some Mexican azzhole in California driving a 65 Impala.
How can someone who appears deranged and utters gobbledygook be considered a ‘smart guy’?
I believe that anyone who spouts the gorebal warming bullshit is a certifiable nut case, or is making money from junk science hand over fist!
Climate change scam money is on the line, therefore, no debate.
Nothing is more dangerous than ignorance propelled by good intentions or a scientist with a closed mind.
Looks like it’s going to be another bumpy ride.
That guy looks like Mike Meyers in character.
And they keep telling us that a scientist with a closed mind is an oxymoron, too . . . while their “scientists” have the most closed minds of any, worse than a political priesthood.
Does he mean Obama is in the White Hut or that Obama is not passed out somewhere like during the Benghazi raid?
Sounds kind of racist.
Article should be titled, "Obama Appoints Another Larcenous Loser".
great- another “true believer”
let the real climate science skeptics at DOE be prepared for an inquisition ....
They can be done away with... they were signed into law by EO and they can be destroyed by the stroke of a pen. Elect the right person as President and it can be done.
The Libtard Religion is as dogmatic as the most fundamentalist of Islamofacist whack-jobs.
""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," he told a crowd of Energy Department employees May 21 following his swearing-in ceremony at DOE headquarters. "I am not interested in debating what is not debatable," he added, echoing a recent survey published in the journal Environmental Research Letters ( http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/study-97-of-scientists-agree-on-climate-change ) that found 97 percent of climate scientists agree about manmade global warming. "There is plenty to debate as we try to move forward on our climate agenda."
He's not declaring climate change is real or not ... just telling us ... "Ain't gonn'a discuss it ... I'm taxing the shit out of you"
Someone needs to post the ancient aliens guy. This photo needs to be posted with the request for captions.
He uses the term ‘climate change’ which he has morphed over to from ‘global warming’ which he KNOWS is too discredited a term to be used. Creep.
Another idiot shows up on the scene. Only “true believers” will be appointed to such positions (DOE, EPA). Don’t let the facts get in the way of global warming’s religious dogma.
Good thing the republicans worked tirelessly to stop his appointment!
Because all physicists are climate experts. /s
Irwin Corey would have been a better choice.
Does he think we will take him seriously while he is wearing his mother’s wig?
LMAO what a buffoon.
But he is right Climate Change is not debatable. there is always climate change, and there isn’t a fugging thing we can do about it.
Of course they are.
The head of the Physics Dept once
walked into the MIT President’s office
and boasted that his staff
now thoroughly understood why Secretariat won.
Calling him on this, the Pres. asked the details.
After a gulp and pause,
the Physics Dept head said that
they modeled the horse as a sphere.
What we are witnessing is mass suicide. As if they are walking into the gas chambers and closing the doors behind themselves.
So if we get a Super Volcano or a couple major eruptions, you still do not want to debate the merits of cooling the planet even more ?
This guy can not possibly be a physicist. Physicists’ believe in the scientific method which in terms of AGW is a big FAIL, since none predictions have not come to pass. He is a phony!
The climate changes every second and has been since the begining of time!!!
I wouldn’t believe a damn thing that anyone that looks like that freak says!
Data does not matter
IDEOLOGY is my god. I will do anything, believe anything and advocate anything my god requires.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sunspot formation is triggered by a magnetic field, which scientists say is steadily declining. They predict that by 2016 there may be no remaining sunspots, and the sun may stay spotless for several decades.
The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age. Read more at: http://phys.org/news203746768.html#jCp
These people are busy issuing thousands of pages of rules and regulations oft without without even holding a public hearing.Thus affecting the very rudimentary elements of our daily lives and if not aheared to subjects the violator to whatever punishment the burueacrats have decided to dictate.
That is supposed to be the job of congress not some bureaucrat with cockamamy ideas who doesn’t even go through the “advise and consent” process . It is high time both houses in our Congress removes that ability for these assorted bureaucracies to do so .
you’re right it’s undebatable....it’s a lie
The damage they did won't be truly appreciated until the first nuke hits LA.
After listening to this idiot speak I would suggest a frontal lobotomy as well.
He does, however, fit nicely into Obama’s regime of scumbags that will work hard and forcefully to complete America’s transformation into a banana republic.
Now if we only had some bananas.
There are many of them.
“How can someone who appears deranged and utters gobbledygook be considered a smart guy?”
Don’t you get it? Anyone who pays their cash and sits through class is suddenly intelligent.
Some of the dumbest people I have ever meet have credentials, lots and lots of alphabet letters they write after their names. Some are so stupid, they would not know how to pour piss from a boot with the heel marked “UP”.
The favorite quote from college students? A “C” equals a degree!
This is not what the "study" found. It found that 97 percent of papers published agreed with the hypothesis of Global Warming. This high percentage was accomplished by the warmists having control of the journals, and not allowing alternate hypotheses to be presented. (See the Climategate e-mails)
In related but unreported news, it has now been 2778 days since the last major (Category 3 or greater) hurricane has made landfall in the United States. This shatters the old record for calmness of 2231 days, set 19 Oct 1906. This record calm period is, of course, caused by Global Warming, as would any increase in hurricane activity.
Nice to see the Anti-Energy Department is being run by another pinhead.
Ronald Reagan’s first initiative was to deregulate energy because he understood it’s the backbone of the economy. Obama intends to fundamentally transform America into a 3rd world cesspool.
This man does not know that 1)the sun is a ball of fire, 2) the earth is a rock, 3) in size comparison the earth is a tiny speck compared to the size of the sun, 4) that makes inhabits of the earth less-than-specks, 5) the ENORMOUS sun controls our climate cycles, and 6) less-than-specks are incapable of controlling the sun?
Obama needs to personally pay this idiot’s salary. Taxpayers should not have to finance absolute fools.
These are the same types that believe science is based on consensus... Raise you're hands - yes, the ayes have it.
If the majority of 'scientists' in the middle ages believed the sun moved around the earth - rather than the reverse - it would be 'settled' science by this standard? Copernicus could be banned from the University and refused grants?
The take away point from this is that there is no limit to the dishonesty of those who promote scams to grow Big Government, even to the point of making obvious liars and ignoramuses of themselves.