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Offline Rapunzel

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George Will: When a Politician Says the Climate Debate Is Over, He’s Losing It
by Noah Rothman | 12:47 pm, February 16th, 2014 video 129

Conservative columnist George Will appeared on Fox News Sunday where he was asked to respond to President Barack Obama’s attribution of most severe weather to the effects of climate change. Will insisted that the repeated refrain from climate change activists, that the “debate is over” surrounding anthropogenic global warming, is an admission that the debate is not only ongoing but that those activists are losing.

“I am one of those who are called ‘deniers,’” Will said. “The imputation is that I deny climate change. It’d be impossible to state with greater precision the opposite of my view, which is of course the climate is changing. It’s always changing.”

“When a politician, on a subject implicating science,” he continued, “says, ‘the debate is over,’ you may be sure of two things; the debate is raging and he’s losing it.”

Will added that the debate presently underway is over “how much wealth are we going to forego creating” to have “zero discernable impact on the environment.”

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George is exactly right, the climate is always changing.  On April 10, 1815, the stratovolcano Tambora erupted in the largest explosion in recorded history.  By the time it was over, Tambora had thrown approximately 38 cubic miles of ejecta into the atmosphere, much of it reaching the stratosphere over 27 miles in the air.  Virtually all of the crops in the Indonesian archipelago were destroyed overnight by heavy falls of ash.

The summer of 1816 was the year of no summer.  Maine got a foot of snow in June and there was widespread crop failure around the world, contributing to the famine in Europe caused by the Napoleonic Wars.  Immediate climate change from one massive volcanic eruption.  God forbid we ever get a good sized asteroid strike in one of our oceans, because it would put enough water vapor in the air it would take decades to snow out in the resulting ice age.

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