It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A congressman reports on science

Quoted via Daily Kos:
Now, what a lot of people don't know when we talk about global warming or the CO2 emissions, that is the gas that is depleting our ozone, the vast majority of that is created naturally, not by humans. Yes, human activity that I am going to talk about in a minute does contribute to that.

Now, as I understand, the major contributor and the most significant contributor to CO2 emissions is livestock.
- Representative Lee Terry (Republican of Nebraska)

There really ought to be some sort of actual penalty for being that wrong. Moynihan's principle applies: one is entitled to one's own opinion, but not to one's own facts.

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