This week, Congress held its first hearing on the landmark IPCC report on climate change. That report concluded that global warming is “unequivocal and human activity is the main driver, “very likely causing most of the rise in temperatures since 1950. During the hearing, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) ‚Äö√Ñ√Æ one of the 87 percent of congressional Republicans who do not believe in man-made global warming ‚Äö√Ñ√Æ questioned the authors of the report about a period of dramatic climate change that occured 55 million years ago. “We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows?’
Dinosaur farts. Man, who knew that global warming could have such a simple, easily understood explanation. And all it took was renowned climate scientist, Republican Congressman, and DUMB@$$ Dana Rohrabacher to lay it out for us. Things are so much easier to understand when you break them down scientifically, don’tchathink??
Honestly, I’ve long since grown tired of Republican DUMB@$$E$ like Rorhrabacher (et tu, James Inhofe??) who think they can minimize the reality and importance of global warming by making jokes about it. Rohrabacher is in a position where he can materially impact how our government addresses this growing problem, and yet he deems it appropriate to be joking about dinosaur farts?
In sharp contrast to Rohrabacher, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivered an opening statement recommending mandatory caps on global warming pollution and calling out conservatives for rejecting science. “For twelve years, the leadership in the House of Representatives stifled all discussion and debate of global warming. That long rejection of reality is over, to the relief of Members on both sides of the aisle.
Indeed. Isn’t it about time we let the adults handle this problem? If your idea of addressing global warming is to joke about dinosaur farts, perhaps it’s time you went back to questioning the patriotism of Liberal and Democrats. At least then you won’t be able to do any actual harm.