Skip to comments.McCain: Global warming is fact, must be addressed [hurl alert]
Posted on 05/07/2007 4:22:06 PM PDT by jdm
Republican presidential candidate John McCain said today that global climate change is real and Americans must deal with its effects.
"Climate change is a fact," the Arizona senator told a crowd this morning gathered under a large tent outside the Iowa Machine Shed restaurant in Davenport.
McCain argued for a system that would cap emissions but allow individual companies to trade credits, within that cap, to put greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. A similar type of arrangement took place in the 1990s to battle acid rain. Several Democratic presidential candidates also approve of such an approach.
"We can have an ongoing debate, and should, about how serious is it, but it's happening," McCain said.
McCain, who has been most noted in this presidential campaign for his steadfast support of the Iraq War, made climate change a prominent part of his stump speech. He said the country should reduce its dependence on foreign oil and move toward renewable energy sources, as well as nuclear power.
His unequivocal embrace of the belief that global warming is occurring is striking given there is significant skepticism within his party that it is or that human activities are causing it. In an interview, McCain said, "if you want to ignore the findings of literally every reputable scientific organization in America and the world, that's your privilege."
As many as 250 people grouped under a tent outside the Machine Shed to hear McCain, who was making his second trip to the Quad-Cities this year.
The senator continued to take a forceful approach to Iraq, arguing that while the war was "very, very badly" mishandled there is a new general and a "good strategy" now in place.
He warned that if Americans withdraw from Iraq precipitously, terrorists "will follow us home."
McCain also dismissed the idea of a short-term funding proposal for the war. In the wake of President Bush's veto of Congress' war spending bill last month, Democrats are considering a new measure that would fund the war, but only through the summer, when they can get a report from the top general in Iraq, Gen. David Patraeus, about whether the surge in troops is having an impact.
"It's a gross distortion of the powers of the Congress of the United States," McCain said.
McCain also was making a trip to Muscatine today to campaign there.
Some people will lower themselves to ANY LEVEL FOR VOTES. Welcome to Washington, DC.
So, now we’ve got Giuliani AND McCain drinking the global warming KoolAid. Idiots...
Oh jeez.....not this $hit again!!
“Global Warming: A Political Phenomenon Where Undesirable Though Natural Climatic Cycles Coincide With Liberal Aspirations! Also See: Al Gore, DNC, Brainwashing”
I wonder what moron advisor put him up to this ?
LOL!!! There may be a way for McCain to regain traction, but this ain’t it.
No rational conservative could vote for this nut based on that ascertion alone. What a box of Planters!
“I wonder what moron advisor put him up to this?”
He’s been onto this since 2000 like flies on sh*t.
“LOL!!! There may be a way for McCain to regain traction, but this aint it”
Hey! McCain could try this:
“FREE PARIS HILTON”
True, so are sun rises, and sun sets. Has/will continue to happen.
McCain simply cannot be trusted. He’s a loose cannon.
And McCain jumps aboard yet another liberal bandwagon. Now it’s carbon credits? Whatever it takes to get elected I guess, eh John? Sorry, but that won’t help.
Nah, I think it was his friend Hillary.
I’ll address it, Hoch Tooey.
Oh my goodness. McQueeg must've bought a lot of trade credits given how many brain farts he's releasing into the atmosphere.
Another nail in this idiot’s coffin.
Put aside for a moment the issue of who or what causes global warming. Questions arise.
Q: If sea levels rise and threaten Eastern towns, what should we do?
A: Push them into the sea faster
Q: If sea levels rise in the SW, what should we do?
A: Pump the sea water into the desert. Half of it will evaporate into cloud cover and rain that keeps the desert alive. Half the water will percolate into the deep aquifer and be de-salinized in the process. The fresh water can then be pumped to Phoenix.
A: This could be fun. Why does this issue have to be so serious?
He is a true believer.
He doesn’t hide the carbon credits angle,
Democrat pres. candidates know that that’s a scam,
And it’s in their bills,
And they talk of clean air, etc., but not the carbon trading,
There is only one other fool, a true believer, who thinks this can pass muster in open debate,
And that is John Kerry.
I don’t follow McCain, so I was unaware of this.