The issue of “climate change” in America is a sad illustration of the deep political divides which infest each and every topic of discussion. Though there can be much learned about the environment and how mankind affects the environment, the “science” behind climate studies has been irreparably tainted.
Texas Senator and 2016 Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz agrees.
In an interview with NPR, Sen. Cruz took a bold stand when he labeled “climate change” to be “pseudo-scientific.” The dismissal is sure to rile liberals who rely-upon faith to substantiate their belief in “climate change” but regard it as science, willingly turning a blind eye to the partisan adulterations within the scientific community that is supposed to remain objective.
Speaking to the unapologetically liberal media organization, Cruz discussed the prospect of man-made “climate change” and candidly stated,
“I believe that public policy should follow the science and follow the data. I am the son of two mathematicians and computer programmers and scientists. In the debate over global warming, far too often politicians in Washington – and for that matter, a number of scientists receiving large government grants – disregard the science and data and instead push political ideology. You and I are both old enough to remember 30, 40 years ago, when, at the time, we were being told by liberal politicians and some scientists that the problem was global cooling…
That we were facing the threat of an incoming ice age. And their solution to this problem is that we needed massive government control of the economy, the energy sector and every aspect of our lives. But then, as you noted, the data didn’t back that up. So then, many of those same liberal politicians and a number of those same scientists switched their theory to global warming.”
When Cruz noted that the climate has not warmed in 18 years- an inconvenient truth not recognized by liberal zealots– the interviewer claimed that the data can be interpreted several ways. Cruz continued,
“You can go and look at the data. And by the way, this hearing – we have a number of scientists who are testifying about the data. But here’s the key point. Climate change is the perfect pseudoscientific theory for a big government politician who wants more power. Why? Because it is a theory that can never be disproven.”
The same liberal mindset that causes the left to be deeply suspicious of big oil companies is the same mindset that should lead them to question the so-called “green technologies” industries. With billions of dollars up-for-grabs, it is little wonder why companies like Solyndra lobby so hard for government handouts and crony relationships. Though big oil companies are no better with regards to their crony relationships, it is astounding that when “green” industries follow the exact same playbook, they are received with open arms by the left who abide the wasted billions in taxpayer dollars, the corrupted “science” that they pay for to support their grift and the skyrocketing energy prices that are disproportionately burdening the lower and middle class.