Ted Cruz being interviewed by Katie Couric.
Is it global cooling, global warming or climate change?
Ted provides some great context about history and the facts.
Sometimes wisdom is all about the questions asked. Carly Fiorina asks three great ones.
In the political battles over climate change, there are three distinct and relevant questions. First, does mankind have a material effect on the Earth’s climate? Second, if mankind does impact the climate, is that impact harmful? And third, if we assume that mankind is harming the environment, will any given American policy or collection of policies have a meaningful beneficial impact? So far, the conservative movement has mainly pushed back on the “scientific consensus” related to the first question — the extent of human influence over the Earth’s climate. To see a textbook example, watch Ted Cruz’s recent interview with Katie Couric earlier this year, when he confronted her with the miserable recent history of environmentalist predictions:
Newt Gingrich raises an interesting question.
So will the EPA have to pay fines and make restitution? If so, out of whose salary will it come from?
For environmental regulators, victories take the form of fines or jail time for the sinners, whose efforts to produce what humans find useful are insufficiently tempered by reverence for “the environment”— an imagined perfection of the world before humans. Those regulators must be tormented this week by the knowledge that in their zeal to defend nature they have epa-causes-massive-colorado-spill-1-million-gallons-mining-waste-turns-river-turned a Colorado river “an opaque orange color reminiscent of boxed mac and cheese.”
Inspecting a closed-down gold mine in Colorado, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) team accidentally spilled 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River. Now the orange plume extends more than 100 miles downriver and the agency is warning people to stay away.