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Rabid Climate Zombie Santorum Tells Limbaugh That Global Warming Is ‘Junk Science’

By Brad Johnson on June 9, 2011 at 5:31 pm

"Rabid Climate Zombie Santorum Tells Limbaugh That Global Warming Is ‘Junk Science’"

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Speaking with conservative enforcer Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he believed that global warming is a left-wing government conspiracy. Santorum drew a strong distinction between his conspiracy theory and the recent statements by frontrunner Mitt Romney, who claimed to accept the scientific fact of man-made global warming. In contrast, Santorum said he believed it “patently absurd” that increasing carbon dioxide concentrations by 40 percent could warm the earth:

I believe the Earth gets warmer, and I also believe the Earth gets cooler. And I think history points out that it does that. The idea that man, through the production of CO2 — which is a trace gas in the atmosphere, and the man-made part of that trace gas is itself a trace gas — uh, is somehow responsible for climate change is, I think, just patently absurd when you consider all of the other factors — El Niño, La Niña, sunspots, uh, uh, you know, moisture in the air — there’s a variety of factors that contribute to the earth warming.

To me there is opportunity for the left — it’s a beautifully concocted scheme. It’s been on a warming trend so they said, ‘Oh, let’s take advantage of that and say that we need the government to come in and regulate your life some more because it’s getting warmer.’ Just like they did in the ’70s when it was getting cooler, they needed the government to come in and regulate your life because it was getting cooler. It’s just an excuse for more government control of your life and I’ve never been for any scheme or even accepted the junk science behind the whole narrative.

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In his brief rant, Santorum managed to invoke climate denier myths #1, #2, #5, #11, #23, #33, #34, #56, #59, #98, and #99.

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