In yet another example of why it’s a bad idea to elect deluded and ignorant people to public office, Rep. Jeff Miller, Republican (of course) from Florida, says that man-made global warming is false because the dinosaurs died off before we were around.
Lui: Does this concern you though, when you look at 2014 and 2016?
Miller: I’m concerned with the truth. And the truth is, climate has been changing for a long time. They call it global warming, global cooling — now everybody wants to call it climate change. Yes, the climate is changing. But it has been doing that for centuries. And for us to say that it is a settled argument right now I think, again, is a foolish argument to make, because there are scientists on both sides of the issue that say that’s it’s not settled.
Ah yes, that old canard. If they can find just one scientist, whether it’s in a relevant field or not, who disagrees with a theory, that theory is therefore “unsettled” and there is no justification for believing it. The handful of scientists who disagree are the ones to be believed, not the 99% who form the consensus.
Miller: It changes. It gets hot, it gets cold. It’s done it for as long as we have measured the climate.
Liu: But man-made, isn’t that the question?
Miller: Then why did the dinosaurs go extinct? Were there men that were causing — were there cars running around at that point, that were causing global warming? No. The climate has changed since earth was created.
Well yeah, obviously. If anything bad happened in the past, something bad could not possibly be happening now, even if the two situations had nothing to do with one another. Can we please stop electing morons?