Romney: ‘Climate Change Is Occurring’

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Friday, March 05, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Skepticism about man-made climate change — once seen as a fairly fringe belief, now a pretty big topic of political debate — is increasingly the norm among Republican voters. A December 2009 Ipsos/McClatchy poll found only 57 percent of GOP voters saying climate change was happening at all, and a 42 percent minority chalking it up to human activity.

In “No Apology,” Mitt Romney sets himself up in the shrinking “climate change is happening but we don’t need a carbon tax” camp.

I believe that climate change is occurring — the reduction in the size of global ice caps is hard to ignore. I also believe that human activity is a contributing factor.

Again, this issue is evolving so fast, with people like Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) becoming Tea Party folk heroes and sites like Pajamas Media demanding that Al Gore return his Academy Award, that by the time Iowa caucus-goers come out, Romney might be in the deep minority of GOPers.

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Comment posted March 6, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

This is Romney's current position. In 15 minutes or so Multiple Choice Mitt will probably have another position.


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Comment posted March 9, 2010 @ 12:31 am

Yeah Romney changes his position almost as much as Obama….or any other politician for that matter….its just how they all are but if you're ignorant enough to just blame one side for that than you obviously are not paying close enough attention to politics. As far as the global warming thing…..I liked Romney until that statement. Global warming is a joke. The head scientist said they didnt have enough information to confirm anything and that their “evidence” of the earth being warmer now than in the middle ages wasnt accurate. Not to mention all the emails they sent to eachother about changing information. Oh and now countries like I believe India are pulling out of the global warming theories. It just goes to show that you may have a joint degree from Harvard but common sense can still escape you.


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Comment posted March 9, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

To run for president, Romney needs to try to straddle the middle, that is why he is posing as reasonable now.

Like McCain, who never voted for clean energy – in 50 votes on clean energy since the 1993 Gore BTU tax (clean energy would reduce climate change) yet he too talked it up in the run-up to his presidential run, and fooled everybody that he was a different kind of Republican, one who supported clean energy.


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