Jon Stewart Knows The Best Way To Turn Skeptics Into Climate Change Alarmists
Does it involve providing actual scientific evidence rather than hysterical talking points and failed computer models? Of course not
(The Wire) On Wednesday, four former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators testified before Congress in an attempt to convince current Congressional Republicans on the threat of climate change. On last night’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart explained why that won’t work.
“People are always complaining that the Republican party ignores so-called climate change science, but there’s a reason why they refuse to listen to alarmists,” Stewart said. “Republicans aren’t going to fall for liberal lies anymore, which is why [Wednesday] they finally got to hear the facts from some of their own.”
We’ll come back to those 4 former Republican EPA heads in a bit.
But not even that convinced skeptical Republicans. According to Stewart, there’s only one way left to convince the GOP in Congress of the dangers of climate change: “Republican lawmakers won’t listen to Al Gore, they won’t listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson, they won’t listen to Bill Nye the Science Guy, now they won’t even listen to members of their own party. There is really only one solution to get Republicans to do something about climate change.
“Barack Obama must become a global warming denier.”
Of course, it’s so simple!!!!!! Alas, Jon, that would not work, because this isn’t about who believes it, but about the reality that the vast majority of “climate change” is natural, not man-made. So it wouldn’t change any Skeptic minds. Do you hear conservatives complaining about Obama drone striking and sending special ops teams to whack Islamic jihadis overseas? Nope. We agree with the policies. Not that Obama would switch, because “climate change is not about any environmental concerns, but about pushing Big Government policies. But, really, this is the way the “news” media works today, ala Stewart
Back to the four Republicans who had held the post of EPA head, how’d that go?
Ah, the old 97 per cent consensus. To illustrate the point, the Democrats had invited as their witnesses four former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency, who all happen to be Republicans and yet who all support the “consensus”. They were the Honorable Christine Todd Whitman, the Honorable William K Reilly, the Honorable William D Ruckelshaus, and the Honorable Lee M Thomas – a couple of years in the hyper-regulatory bureaucracy apparently sufficing to earn one a prenominal honorific for life.
Still, in the end they turned out to be pretty Honorable. Click the video below, and note the moment 1 minute and 20 seconds in, when Senator Jeff Sessions says:
The President on November 14th 2012 said, ‘The temperature around the globe is increasing faster than was predicted, even ten years ago.’ And then on May 29th last year he also said – quote – ‘We also know that the climate is warming faster than anybody anticipated five or ten years ago.’ Close quote.
So I would ask each of our former Administrators if any of you agree that that’s an accurate statement on the climate. So if you do, raise your hand.
Guess how many raised their hands? Do you want to watch the video at the link, or would you like the answer? If we apply Common Core math, we take a ten and regroup it as ten ones, we increase the variables, we double plus one, color the number 1 as blue, and finally come to the conclusion that no math is necessary because none raised their hands.