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Huntsman dead wrong on global warming

By Bob Webster
web posted August 22, 2011

GOP candidate Jon Huntsman, whose poll numbers linger in the low single digits, took a giant leap backward when he hopped on the disintegrating Al Gore bandwagon by taking potshots at rival candidate Texas Gov. Perry's position on the discredited human-caused-global-warming theory. Evidently, Huntsman is not aware that the wheels have come off the Gore bandwagon and it is coming apart at the seams!

Candidate Huntsman claims GOP candidates who oppose the discredited human-caused-global-warming-theory are taking a position "that basically runs counter to what 98 of 100 climate scientists have said, what the National Academy of Sciences has said about what is causing climate change and man's contribution to it, I think we find ourselves on the wrong side of science and, therefore, in a losing position."

Ignoring Huntsman's tortured grammar, consider the following contradictory evidence:

Candidate Huntsman's belief that "98 of 100 climate scientists" support the discredited human-caused-global-warming theory is, in itself, complete fiction. Evidently, Huntsman has been listening to Al Gore, who's penchant for making up statistics is legendary.

Huntsman should do himself a favor and take a moment to view the names of more than 31,000 American scientists (including over 9,000 PhDs) who disavow the discredited human-caused-global-warming theory. There are other lists of top scientists in appropriate disciplines who strongly oppose the discredited conclusions of the IPCC (see one of those lists below).

It would benefit Huntsman to actually know something about the subject of climate change rather than simply relying on talking points that sound like they're right out of the Obama campaign playbook! These recent papers by distinguished scientists who do not agree with the glib pronouncements of candidate Huntsman on climate change/global warming would make a good beginning to Huntsman's climate change education:

I strongly encourage Huntsman continue his education with the excellent work of Professor Robert M. Carter, Climate: The Counter Consensus. Carter's work convincingly refutes every aspect of the human-caused-global-warming theory. No rational objective reader of Carter's book can come away with any remaining belief in the discredited human-caused-global-warming theory.

Finally, I recommend candidate Huntsman read the comprehensive report by Marc Morano of Climate DepotMore Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims.

Should Huntsman heed this advice, he will avoid making a fool of himself with his future pronouncements on this topic. If not, he will deserve the certain obscurity he will so richly have earned. ESR

Bob Webster is a descendent of Daniel Webster's father and early American patriot, Ebenezer. Bob has always had a strong interest in history, our Constitution, U.S. politics and law. A political conservative with objectivist and libertarian roots, he has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for every high school student. A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.


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