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Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are both bad news for climate change fight

There are 6 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from Jan 4, 2012, titled Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are both bad news for climate change fight. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are both unlikely to push for action on climate change.

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Keeper

Tempe, AZ

#1 Jan 4, 2012
Why the "bad news" is good news.
I found the excerpt below about a book review from a distinguished climate scientist, S. Fred Singer.
He points out the lack of science in the religion of global warming, and will be hard to brush aside or refute, as he uses SCIENCE rather than the religion of AGW as a basis. Good read for anyone but a brain dead believer.
“If you’re interested, there is a sensible and unbiased discussion of the subject [of global warming/the Kyoto Treaty] in a book called Hot Talk, Cold Science by S. Fred Singer, a distinguished scientist. Singer put together the weather satellite program and also predicted the depletion of the ozone in the atmosphere. He is not carrying water for anybody. In the introduction, Frederick Seitz, past president of the National Academy of Sciences, sums up the situation this way:‘We do not at the present have convincing evidence of any significant climate change from other than natural sources.’”
—CHARLEY REESE, syndicated columnist
Stratton

Arlington, MA

#2 Jan 4, 2012
Thank goodness we have a British newspaper to tell us who to vote for, and to remind us that fixing the US economy, reining in runaway spending, and dealing with America's foreign policy challenges aren't nearly as important as taxing the world into oblivion to fight a nonexistent environmental "crisis". Forget the fact that we can't find jobs, we have to save the polar bears!(Never mind that polar bear numbers are actually increasing as we speak, they MUST be endangered, right?)
SpaceBlues

United States

#3 Jan 4, 2012
Ralph J. Cicerone is President of the National Academy of Sciences and Chair of the National Research Council. His research in atmospheric chemistry, climate change and energy has involved him in shaping science and environmental policy at the highest levels nationally and internationally.

Dr. Cicerone has received a number of honorary degrees and many awards for his scientific work. Among the latter, the Franklin Institute recognized his fundamental contributions to the understanding of greenhouse gases and ozone depletion by selecting Dr. Cicerone as the 1999 laureate for the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science. One of the most prestigious American awards in science, the Bower Award also recognized his public policy leadership in protecting the global environment. In 2001, he led a National Academy of Sciences study of the current state of climate change and its impact on the environment and human health, requested by President Bush. The American Geophysical Union awarded Dr. Cicerone its James B. Macelwane Award in 1979 for outstanding contributions to geophysics by a young scientist and its 2002 Roger Revelle Medal for outstanding research contributions to the understanding of Earth’s atmospheric processes, biogeochemical cycles, and other key elements of the climate system. In 2004, the World Cultural Council honored him with the Albert Einstein World Award in Science. In addition to the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Cicerone is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. He has served as president of the American Geophysical Union, the world's largest society of earth scientists.

Dr. Cicerone was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS in electrical engineering) and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (MS, PhD in electrical engineering, with a minor in physics). In his early career, he was a research scientist and held faculty positions in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan. The Ralph J. Cicerone Distinguished University Professorship of Atmospheric Science was established there in his honor in 2007. In 1978 he joined the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego as a research chemist. From 1980 to 1989, he was a senior scientist and director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. In 1989 he joined the University of California, Irvine, where he was founding chair of the Department of Earth System Science and was appointed the Daniel G. Aldrich Professor of Earth System Science. As Dean of the School of Physical Sciences from 1994 to 1998, he recruited outstanding faculty and strengthened the school’s curriculum and outreach programs. Immediately prior to his election as Academy president, Dr. Cicerone served as Chancellor of UC Irvine from 1998 to 2005, a period marked by a rapid rise in the academic capabilities of the campus. His research has focused on atmospheric chemistry, the radiative forcing of climate change due to trace gases, and the sources of atmospheric methane, nitrous oxide and methyl halide gases.

P.S. You can find his lectures on the Internet. AGW is REAL.
SpaceBlues

United States

#4 Jan 4, 2012
Ignnore the first poster, the charlatan. Watch this:

Climate Change Seen from Space and Earth's Surface
SUMMER

Williamsburg, VA

#7 Aug 9, 2012
A Romney & Santorum ticket would be a smart one. They are both very sharp men, and together they could do a lot to get this country back to work.
PHD

Houston, TX

#8 Aug 9, 2012
A romneyhood and santorumfunny will be more of the same.Enjoy your status of being middle class while you have it.Yes we will be back at work for min. wage.

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