There they go again. A blogger at the left-wing blog Think Progress attacks Governor Tim Pawlenty.
Speaking to the Economist recently, Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) told reporters that he questions the science underpinning climate change. Pawlenty explained that while the earth might be warming, it is unclear “to what extent that is the result of natural causes.”
Blogger Lee Fang then goes the usual lefty binge with “tea party” this and “tea party” that, followed by some previous quotes by the governor where he made some comments about clean energy and wanting to reduce greenhouse gases.
While Think Progress has been distracted by the “tea parties,” they seem to have missed out on some recent science news.
Habibullo Abdussamatov, the top guy at the space research unit of St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, has published a paper that concludes it is the sun’s irradiance that’s the primary factor responsible for earth’s climate variations, not carbon dioxide.
Then there’s this from Leighton Steward:
“Much of the global warming debate has focused on reducing CO2 emissions because it is thought that the greenhouse gas produced mostly from fossil fuels is warming the planet. But Steward, who once believed CO2 caused global warming, is trying to fight that with a mountain of studies and scientific evidence that suggest CO2 is not the cause for warming. What’s more, he says CO2 levels are so low that more, not less, is needed to sustain and expand plant growth.
It seems as if Pawlenty may be the one taking a more open-minded view of current events and listening to what science has to say about climate change.