Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quote of the Day: Nick Rahall

Climate change — to deny it exists, to just put your head in the sand and, ‘oh no, it doesn’t exist, what are you talking about,’ is about like standing on the floor of Macy’s during the month of December and claiming Santa Claus doesn’t exist.
~ Nick Rahall, Congressmen from WV (no extra points given for stupidity)


  1. Of course climate change exists -- just as summer and winter exist, and just as the sun exists. What's his point? Humans undoubtedly have an impact, the question is quantifying that impact and quantifying anything we do in an attempt to mitigate that impact. The end goal should be in making a hospitable world for humans -- this is a human-centric position to take, but if humans died, what would be the point?

  2. To equate climate change with Santa Claus, or more precisely climate change deniers with Santa Claus deniers is not exactly a stroke of genius, and contradicts the entire point he was trying to make. Climate change is a lot like Santa coming to drop a lot of money in the laps of scientists and friends of the administration.