02 Sep '11, 4pm

Why Rick Perry Needs to Be Called Out on His Climate Denying

Why Rick Perry Needs to Be Called Out on His Climate Denying

How can Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry talk so irresponsibly about global warming–and get away with it? Have we really reached a point where, in order to appeal to the hard core of the Republican Party, candidates have to ignore the fact that the earth is getting warmer, and that human activities are responsible? Let's hope not. Because if true, that's sad and worrisome. Without Republican backing, no serious effort to regulate greenhouse gas emissions can be enacted by the U.S. Congress. To be sure, Democrats aren't much better when it comes to straight political talk. Just ask Barack Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi how they plan to close the federal deficit. But they are at least operating in a universe that resembles the one in which we live. Not so Perry, who describes evolution as "a theory that is out there," who rails against an "idiotic" fed...

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