Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Rokita Says Belief in Human-Caused Climate Change Is "Arrogant"

The Huffington Post reports that Rep. Todd Rokita told the Purdue Exponent that not only that he does not believe in human-caused climate change, he doesn't believe that humans are capable of affect the climate: “I think it’s arrogant that we think as people that we can somehow change the climate of the whole earth when science is telling us that there’s a cycle to all this and that cycle was occurring before the industrial revolution and I suspect will occur way into the future.” No one would argue that there haven't been major changes in climate before humanity was even on the planet, but the Exponent cites "a report to be released next month by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will say that scientists are 95 percent certain climate change is caused by humans." Here is the Huffington Post article, and here is the Exponent article.