The boy who knew too much: a child prodigy

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry should not be President of the United States.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has come out saying that he doesn’t believe in global warming.

"I think we're seeing almost weekly, or even daily, scientists that are coming forward and questioning the original idea that manmade global warming is what is causing the climate to change,", he assured New Hampshire voters Wednesday.

He went onto to say that he didn’t want to spend billions or even trillions of dollars because of an “unproven theory”.

Now, I don’t know about you, but it is quite clear that the world is warming up. I just have to compare memories of my childhood to the world as it has become, to see that. Furthermore, it is well known that we are pumping historically high levels of CO2 – a greenhouse gas which induces planetary warming – into the atmosphere. Most climate scientists are of the view that recent global warming is man made, as a consequence. The connection between CO2 and global warming is clear, strong and simple. The science behind it is well known and not difficult to understand. Yet, Rick Perry is a global warming denier: he refuses to see and to accept responsibility for (as a race) the changes taking place in the world. Therefore, if he ever became President, it is obvious that Rick Perry would do NOTHING to mitigate the human impact on global warming. America would continue to be, as it is, among the world’s most irresponsible countries, in the face of global warming.

Normally, I ignore American politics, since I have an instinctive dislike for the juvenile theatrics it represents. However, in the case of Rick Perry and his “I won’t do anything about global warming” stance, I feel that I have to comment. Don’t elect Rick Perry as President of the United States. To do so, would be to ensure that America continues to do irreparable harm to the future of the planet Earth and put in question, thereby, the fate of the Human Race, itself.

Mankind faces many problems in the coming decades. Global warming is just one of them. Peak oil, is another. Global food shortages are likely to be a third dire problem. The people of the world do not need a US President, who is able to deny the reality of these problems and deliberately do nothing about them. Rick Perry should not be President of the United States, because he simply doesn’t grasp the issues he would face, as President. It does seem likely, given his remarks, that, again, Rick Perry is not a very bright candidate from the Republican Party. America seems to specialize in dumb politicians: are there no intelligent people interested in being leaders in the USA – or are they all deselected, at some early stage, so we never get to see them?

An intelligent candidate would err on the side of caution, in the global warming situation. That is, an intelligent candidate would consider it wise to do everything possible to reduce the human contributions to global warming – that is CO2 release – simply because the risk of doing nothing, is simply too great. The possible consequences of unrestrained global warming, could put the whole human race in jeopardy. It is foolish to play political games, or to seek the business vote (through “not spending billions of dollars”), when the consequences of inaction are so severe.

The USA and the world do not need a global warming denier as President. What the world really needs is an ENVIRONMENTALIST, as President of the United States. So, definitely don’t vote in Texas Governor Rick Perry as President of the United States

Posted by Valentine Cawley

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posted by Valentine Cawley @ 2:41 PM 


Blogger Joshua of Tyatora said...

I've read about these theories before -that Global warming is a fraud, and suchlike. Wow, didn't know Perry was advocating it, though!

Hmm, I'm not sure if I totally agree with you here -some of their points have some decent backing to them, and I may not go as far to say that either extreme holds all the right. Yet. I am, after all, a wide-eyed, somewhat scatter-brained student, and I wouldn't like to jump to conclusions yet without real study on the subject.

That said, I do try to keep an eye out for both sides of this controversy. A certain professor I read was suggesting the CFC ban mayn't have been as bad as we thought, and that such a total ban mayn't have made sense using a cost-benefit analysis. And I'm not 100% convinced by Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth -some of the facts he uses as evidence don't appear to be as clear cut as they seem. So yeah, I'm quite an agnostic here, but I'm happy to use a reusable bag when I have one handy, and switch off the lights when I'm not in the room. :P


8:07 PM  
Blogger Lemni said...

As an American, I completely agree with this post. :)

2:43 PM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Thank you Lemni.

By the way, I don't know why the post is highlighted in white, on my screen, is some sort of glitch in Blogger.

Best wishes to you in the USA.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Dear Josh,

I am not sure economists are the right people to ask about the merits or otherwise of an ozone hole (CFC ban). An economist knows very little about environmental consequences. The Ozone Hole was a bad idea. It certainly doesn't help the security of life on Earth to encourage it. The CFC ban was wise.

Re. global warming. Josh, the arguments against it are just pure sophistry...there is no real merit to them. The Earth is warming. CO2 increases the amount of heat trapped by the atmosphere. The Earth warms up in relation to the amount of CO2 present. This science is very simple. Those who deny it are just stupid - or have an agenda.

Human produced CO2 will only have an effect on Earth's temperature in ONE direction...up, up, up and away. The nature of our contribution is obvious...we are able to exert control over its magnitude, if we try. Rick Perry wouldn't try. That is why he should not be elected President.

11:22 AM  

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