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Santorum Proudly Fails The ‘Litmus Test’ Of Climate Science

By Brad Johnson on March 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

"Santorum Proudly Fails The ‘Litmus Test’ Of Climate Science"

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In a new column, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum reiterates his conspiracy theory that global warming is a left-wing hoax, which his opponents Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich fell for, showing their “weakness of character.” Santorum’s rant at RedState, the radical right-wing blog founded by CNN contributor Erick Erickson, claims that the scientific fact of man-made climate change is “liberal orthodoxy,” a “pseudo-religion,” and the “litmus test” of “radical environmentalism”:

Of all the GOP candidates, I am the only one who has not bowed, and will never bow, to this liberal orthodoxy. I did not pander when global warming seemed cool to the press and to Hollywood. We know that climate changes over time, that the earth warms and cools over time. This debate is about whether human activity plays a role, and whether U.S. emissions cuts can have any effect when China and India refuse to go along. The apostles of this pseudo-religion believe that America and its people are the source of the earth’s temperature. I do not.

I believe in conservation and good stewardship of our environment. It is our duty as Americans to combat industrial pollution and make sure our air and water are clean. But we can do that without hurting the American worker. Like most Americans I treasure our natural beauty and national treasures, our national parks, and wildlife refuges. I also appreciate the value of working the land, creating jobs, and strengthening opportunities for all American families.

In contrast, radical environmentalism has a blind devotion to the promotion of a radical agenda that ignores the interests and property rights of people. Global warming became the litmus test of this movement.

“Left to the wisdom of individual Americans, our economy can and will prosper,” Santorum concludes his screed against scientific wisdom.

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