Mitt: You Can Only Makeover a Position So Many Times
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The politics of climate science is tricky. It seems the vast majority of knowledgeable scientists have concluded that significant global warming is taking place, that this warming will be highly destructive and that the warming is in large part man made.
Conservatives object to this position, not because they have any knowledge of the data and science behind it, but because it would require policy implementation that is at odds with their political philosophy. When hard science and political ideology conflict, political ideology must prevail. (Kind of reminds one of Soviet style Communism doesn’t it?)
It appears the former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is aware of and accepts the science of global warming.
Just two and a half months ago in
, Romney expressed concern about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. New Hampshire
"I think it's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming that you're seeing," Romney said on June 3 in Manchester.
The comments left the former
governor in danger of being outflanked on the right when it comes to the question of climate change — which the vast majority of climate scientists insist is real and caused by man-made carbon dioxide emissions. Massachusetts
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Asked Wednesday at a
, town hall meeting whether he believed in global warming and if humans contribute to rising temperatures, Romney said he doesn't know. Lebanon, N.H.
But if anyone is disappointed in Mr. Romney, they shouldn’t be. After all, as soon as it is politically advantageous for him to change his position again, he will. Just wait for it.