Sometimes it’s not very hard to sympathize with Christopher Columbus. Sure, by now we all can easily agree that the earth is not flat, but in Columbus’ time there were still many, many skeptics. Climate change deniers or in some cases climate change liars are no different than those who in the 15th Century still believed our planet was flat. Mike Huckabee and Senator Jim Inhofe didn’t talk about how flat the Earth was on Huckabee’s radio show earlier this week, but they might as well have. The comments they made about climate change range from the completely debunked climate science type all the way to just outright lies.
Among Inhofe’s most embarrassing climate canards? “We go through these 30-year cycles.” This is just flat-out right and scientists have proven that elevated levels of greenhouse gas are creating the current warming trend. Then there’s just the outright false claim that “We went into a leveling-out period about eight years ago.”
The evangelical Huckabee couldn’t miss a bit to cast doubt on man’s ability to sully what God hath created too. The one that sticks out the most is his bogus claim that, “The volcano that erupted over in Northern Europe actually poured more CO2 into the air in that single act of nature than all of humans have in something like the past 100 years.” That’s just simply not true, and as the HuffPost article linked below points out, the emissions just from the European aviation industry completely dwarfed the volcano eruption Huckabee was referring to.
How much longer can the world wait for TEApublicans to catch on that climate change is real and they can’t just lie and spin their way out of it?