Saturday, March 03, 2012

Santorum and Palin ALERT

Yesterday Columbia University published results of a study that said "oceans are acidifying fastest in 300 million years". Surging levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere forced down the pH of the ocean 10 times faster than the closest historical comparison. "If industrial carbon emissions continue at the current pace, we may lose organisms that we care about -- coral reefs, oysters, salmon." Oysters and salmon, that's getting serious!

These scientists at one of the nation's finest science universities are not experts to just blow off as promoting something false. If they found a different conclusion they would publish that as well. Do Republicans know any scientists? Generally speaking, scientists are not politicos. They focus on test results and try to understand them.

I of course don't come close to understanding what these test results mean, but it does not sound good. The anti-science, anti-intellectual, anti-smart people segment of the Republican Party can just bury their heads in the sand but most of us want to understand this even if we are not Al Gore type narcissists.

Santorum can take pride in those old fogey bishops who rail against any type of contraception after having hidden the pedophilia epidemic in their church for many years, and Palin can boast about her religious piousness despite being a ruthlessly competitive pol who is mostly interested in accruing wealth.

Stay uninformed, why try to know anything, they seem to say to us? Just listen to the simple stuff, vote for us and buy those books.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Santorum and Palin are the carbon monoxide monitors of our political process. You don't need to like them at all to know that they represent a part of our society that is unsettled, to say the least. It seems absurd that anyone could take these two seriously, but it is not. Somehow they need to be listened to and taken seriously, just out of caution.

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