Yesterday at a speech in Dallas, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said that he is skeptical humans are causing global warming, stating he is “light green” on the environment. According to the AP, Bush said that global warming activists “are acting out of something like religious zeal.” “I don’t think our policies should be based on emotion; they should be based on sound science,” said Bush. Recognizing that some of his remarks were controversial, Bush later remarked, “Is this open to the press?”[featuredcomment]geoffdmiller Says: “Ummm, Jeb? I know you, your family and your party are the foremost authority on sound science but what is unsound about hundreds of IPCC scientists stating that the current climate trends are ‘very likely’ (> 90% chance) a result of anthropogenic contributions. Or the thousands of scientists concluding the same in peer-reviewed journals.
Scientists are trained to be unemotional, and most are. Politicians, on the other hand, are not.”[/featuredcomment]