Skip to comments.Gingrich drops skepticism on global warming ("John Kerry Is 60% Right")
Posted on 04/11/2007 6:26:53 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
April 11, 2007
WASHINGTON -- In a Capitol Hill debate about global warming touted by its moderator as a "smackdown" between former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, Gingrich praised Kerry's recently released book about environmentalism, acknowledged that global warming is real, and offered what amounted to an unexpected apology for his party's inaction on curtailing greenhouse gas emissions. Article Tools
"I'm not going to stand up here and defend our failure to lead," said Gingrich, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and plans to release a book in the fall burnishing his environmental credentials. "There has to be a green conservatism."
The standing-room-only debate, staged yesterday in an ornate Senate hearing room, offered an indication that even diehard conservatives like Gingrich, who stepped down as speaker in 1998, are abandoning their skepticism on global warming. As recently as two years ago, Gingrich ridiculed the notion that humans are causing the earth to warm, but yesterday he said the evidence was "sufficient."
"We have now passed the tipping point of that argument," he said yesterday. The former Georgia congressman even allowed that he agreed with "about 60 percent" of "This Moment on Earth," a recently published book Kerry co wrote with his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry.
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Geez. He’s apologizing for us?
Go away Newt.
Newt supporters, where are you?
Move to France Newt, you gutless wonder.
Very disapointing if true, also link does not work.
Gingrich has bought the propaganda hook line and sinker.
Buh bye Newt.
Kerry wrote a book? Who knew he could put a coherent thought together without sounding like a complete snob?
Hunter and Thompson are still cool, though.
Our party doesn’t need your apology Newt. I guess he wants a piece of the money action that Gore is getting from the global warming bandwagon. I hope he doesn’t think he’s garnering conservative votes with this nonsense.
Well, another one bites the dust. Are there no Conservatives anymore who won’t break their neck trying to kiss the Liberals butts?
Did he ask Johnnie Boy that if we truly are in a “Global Warming mode”, why we had to cancel baseball games because of snow in April?
Hey don't let a "failure to lead" stop ya...
More bad news: Thompson has revealed he has lymphoma.
O.K., we have global warming - that is still debateable. However, are humans causing it or is the source of life on earth causing it - THE SUN !!, Lets get real.
Chicken s*. Newt could make a perfectly good conservative case for cutting carbon (”Hydrocarbons are made by people who hate us. Use American uranium instead!”) without buying into the global warming hokum.
Mr. Newt disappoints again.
Let the shark-jumping begin. Oy, Newt, that was stupid.
John Kerry isn’t 60% right about anything. Newt is done
Newt could have made a global warming concession without pandering to Democrats by sucking up to, of all people, John Kerry. It’s a cheap, transparent attempt at Clintonesque triangulation, and I hope it’s his swan song.
Welcome aboard, Mr. Speaker.
Say goodnight, Newt.
Newt talks the talk, but he always backs down in the end.
- Carbon Credits For Sale - Cheap -
Newt jumps the shark.
working link: http://tinyurl.com/2uf2el
Newt’s science advisors are Frank Luntz and a focus group of bovine Wal-Mart shoppers.
He'll now be refere to as the "sage" and the "old wise man" of Republican politics, yadda, yadda, yadda...
Question #1) Exactly what is the best temperature for the earth?
Question #2) Has there ever been a time in recorded history that the earth did not cool or heat up?
Question #3) Exactly and I mean exactly, if the earth is warming what percentage is caused by humans?
Question #4) If we removed some of the particulate filters forced on us, would we not reduce the solar radiation on the planet and then cool it? Think of those nasty big belching things created by wonderful mother nature call volcanoes. Seems volcanoes have been known to cool the planet after one of their belches.
Question #5) Is this not simply another plot by the losers of the world to hold back the successful countries of the world by cutting off their energy supply.
Seems like every action taken by the one world types has targeted those countries that have succeeded and don't have most of their population running around in the sand half naked. They want to level the playing field by cutting off the legs of the producers in any manner possible.
This is the “I want to go to the lefty cocktail party”, side of schizoid Newt. The same one that sidles up next to Hillary on some cockamamie scheme about only half-way nationalizing the health care industry. And then sneers at his conservative backers for taking exception to his seeming reversal of ideology. Their are other examples of this kind of garboj out of Newt.
Next week, he’ll revert back to the “fire-breathing conservative”, side of schizoid Newt.
Those are the usual of his two multiple personalities that he most often shows. The other, less often seen, one is when he tells his wife on her sick bed, “Oh by the way, I’m leaving you for one of my interns”.
Or worse. When he refuses to fulfill his oversight duties when called upon. When the nation, his nation, our nation, is faced with a clear and present need to remove a no-goodnik of a President. Then he was Silent Newt. Nowhere to be found Newt. Gone Newt. Inexplicably, all of a sudden, silent Newt.
Good idea man. Good history teacher. Terrible choice for President. Go away Newt.
Newt, you shark-jumping, assumptive apologist. What a wussie. I never thought you had a chance to win the nomination and now I am certain. How dare you apologize for the GOP and conservatives! Next thing you know you’ll be licking albore’s a**!
If he doesn't, I'm willing to settle for Romney. At least he has a track record as a successful businessman. As long as he respects the second amendment, I don't give a rat's rear end as to whether he personally has been hunting or not. The 2nd Amendment is NOT for hunters and sportsmen any more than the 1st Amendment is for journalists. They just happen to benefit from this God-given right.
Newt, never had a chance.
newt is a lib... if you go and look at the interview he did with Greta 6 months ago, it will prove it. What’s next newt... embracing INCREASED TAXES, Gun Control and Abortion?
Say good night, Newt.
Yep. His stock just went down 100 points in my book.....
One by one, our potential GOP presidential candidates are coming down with newt-in-mouth disease.
(6) If the ice caps were really melting at a rapid rate, would it not make more sense to construct waterways to largely uninhabited below sea level areas such as the Qattara Depression to help contain the runoff?
If Greenland melted down completely, 88% of the excess water produced could be contained by flooding the uninhabited Qatarra Depression in nortwest Egypt, producing thousands of miles of valuable lakefront property, generating electrical power as water flowed from the Medditerranean to the depression and potentially turning much of the surrounding Sahara Desert into arable land.
It took Greenland 18,000 years to accumulate as much ice as it has now. How long do you think it will take it to melt?
thanks link works, sad I USED to be a Newt supporter. Newt should know better, the science is NOT settled yet not by a long shot. Newt is pandering.
If we take all of our candidates and put them together, we have a gun-grabbing, tax-raising, abortion funding, high spending, socialized medicine, environmental extremist.
Newt, you just lost me.
The world IS warming up - the data proves it. But it has warmed up in the past and cooled off in the past.
There is no conclusive data that the current warming trend is due to human agency. And at one time in the world’s past, global climates were far warner than today, and far colder.
For every geoclimatologist who claims its oour fault, you can find others who blame it on solar cycles, etc.
Should we be careful with oour use of energy? Absolutely. But we shouldn’t compromise our liefstyle and society and economy on what doesn’t even reach the level of an hypothesis at this point.
I’m done with Newt.
I should have known better after his love fest with Clintoon, but to watch him buy into the GW hoax seals it for me.
Here’s another question for your list:
What is the evidence that the recent increase in levels of CO2 is not a DESIRABLE return to a more healthy percentage? The geologically “recent” evolution of some plants to use C4 Photosynthesis provides evidence that the plant kingdom finds current levels of CO2 are too low.
Are plants smarter than AlGore?
It's proof to me,
You must agree,
He's now become,
(From a poem I wrote in '69)
” GOP presidential candidates are coming down with newt-in-mouth disease. “
When Newt agreed to GW being ‘urgent’ during the
he agreed to all the tax increases Kerry and the
Democrates will impose,
now I’ll ask for 160hrs a week at work.
Go away Gingrich.