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Monday, December 14th, 2009   9:15 am | Author: freethinker | Environment, Politics/Government |
Tags: Barton, climate change, global threat
An intelligence test should be a requirement before you can run for any office, especially on a national level.
Joe Barton (R-TX) is one of these idiots who should never been allowed to run for office.
In an interview with C-Span Barton complained about clean energy legislation by stating “I don’t want to go back to the 1870s where my great-grandparents lived on a dry land cotton farm in Texas with no running water and no electricity and their power source was their own muscles or animal power”.
“CO2 is odorless, colorless, tasteless – it’s not a threat to human health in terms of being exposed to it. We create it as we talk back and forth. So, and if you go beyond that, on a net basis, there’s ample evidence that warming generically — however it is caused — is a net benefit to mankind.“
As thinkprogress notes Barton is know by his nick name, “Smokey” because he is an ardent advocate for polluters.
thinkprogress reports that according to the Pentagon “global warming is now officially considered a threat to U.S. national security.” “In its upcoming 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, Pentagon planners will report that climate change could result in food and water scarcity, pandemics, population displacement, and other destabilizing events that could create conflict.”
“The American people expect the military to plan for the worst,” says retired Vice Adm. Lee Gunn, a 35-year Navy veteran now serving as president of the American Security Project. “It’s that sort of mindset, I think, that has convinced, in my view, the vast majority of military leaders that climate change is a real threat and that the military plays an important role in confronting it.”