A Spectacularly Stupid Congressional Quote

April 27th, 2013

I just became aware of this crazy stupid quote from congressman Joe Barton (R-Texas) from 2010:

Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is. Wouldn’t it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I’m not saying that’s going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense. You stop something, you can’t transfer that heat, and the heat goes up. It’s just something to think about.

These are our representatives who make policy decisions and aren’t smart enough, or are too biased, to realize they don’t know a damn thing about science.  I laughed at first, but we should all be angry at a system that puts such people in positions of power.


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