"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

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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