Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Monday, March 30, 2015

Climate Sunday: Hey, "Galileo", there is no Planet B!

There are few things that are more irksome than watching someone do a job they are completely ill-suited for. Case in point for me,I find watching Fawlty Towers difficult. I understand it's a comedy show and the humor is based on the ill-suitedness of the character of Basil Fawlty for anything approaching a customer service or hospitality career whatsoever, but it irks me all the same. There are jobs for which some people are not capable.

Senator Ted Cruz is not suited to be the Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness . He's pretty well revealed he isn't. In fact, he's as brutally dumb as Sen. Inhofe.  And yet he's recently compared himself to Galileo, as if his "contrarianism" (not to say "denialism") is somehow a virtue of his more exact observation of what is going on with the climate.

Except no one could accuse Ted Cruz of making any cogent observations at all. 13 of 14 recent years were the hottest on this planet. Sea-level rise is observable. California, which grows about a quarter of our food, is running out of water. These are things that are happening now, and need to be addressed now. Which is why I agree with CA Gov. Brown on this one.

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