Sunday, January 01, 2012

Amateur Paleontology

I think that this might have been some of Newts' amateur paleontological source material .
He may not be a real paleontologist, but he plays one on TV.  At a town hall in Atlantic, Iowa, Saturday afternoon, Gingrich gave an unusual reason for his present denial of man-made global warming. “I’m an amateur paleontologist,” Gingrich said. “I spend a lot of time looking at the Earth’s temperature for a very long time. I’m a lot harder to convince than just looking at a computer model.” Professional paleontologists, who have spent a lot more time than Gingrich looking at the Earth’s temperature, are convinced. “Few credible scientists now doubt that humans have influenced the documented rise in global temperatures since the Industrial Revolution,” the American Quarternary Society wrote in 2006.
But for some strange reason, Politico seems to think that this somehow signifies that Newt has finally figured out how to "stay on message."

1 comment:

Engineer of Knowledge said...

I just did a recent posting on “Kock Brother Anti-Climate Funding Backfired” that the Teabaggers need to read to educate themselves. Here is the proof that the Ultra Right Wing LIV Lemmings have been lied to for decades.

Charles Koch Foundation funded a prominent physicist, Richard Muller, and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, Richard Muller determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly and are man made. He said he went even further back, studying readings from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. His ultimate finding of a warming world, to be presented at a conference, and was no different from what mainstream climate scientists have been saying for decades.

Of course the Ding-A-Ling Right Winger, even with this evidence by the Koch Brother’s funding, will still stay on topic repeating the same disproven silliness…..because this is what they want reality to be.