NewsBusters reported on Monday that a liberal journalist by the name of Erika Bolstad, who writes for the McClatchy Newspapers, took the liberty to mock Florida Senator, Marco Rubio because of his unwillingness to blindly accept the global warming assertions made by many.
NewsBusters writer, Matt Vespa, quotes Bolstad as saying:
"...Rubio doesn’t think much of climate change, one of the other hot political topics of the moment. That puts the 41-year-old Rubio squarely in the anti-science wing of his party and among a shrinking number of Americans with doubts about global warming."
Bolstad's assertion that a "shrinking number of Americans" doubt the legitimacy of the global warming claim appears to slam squarely against the following Gallup poll, which clearly indicates that quite the opposite is true.
The Gallup Poll shows that since 2006, the percentage of Americans who believe that the global warming issue has been exaggerated has been steadily on the rise. More and more people believe that global warming is not all that important.
In 2006, 30 percent of Americans believed global warming was exaggerated. Moving forward to 2010, that percentage of Americans climbed up to 48 percent.
Journalist, Erka Bolstad, appears to be off the mark, while trying to portray Sen. Rubio as the one who is out of touch with reality. Marco Rubio, as Gallup shows, is not "among a shrinking number of Americans who doubts global warming" as Bolstad suggests.
NewsBusters contributor, Matt Vespa, also included in his report, a series of statements made by credible, scientific sources, who clearly object to the narrative that man-made global warming is a serious threat to the world.
The following is a small sampling of those credible scientific sources:
“We're not scientifically there yet. Despite what you may have heard in the media, there is nothing like a consensus of scientific opinion that this is a problem. Because there is natural variability in the weather, you cannot statistically know for another 150 years.” -- UN IPCC's Tom Tripp, a member of the UN IPCC since 2004 and listed as one of the lead authors and serves as the Director of Technical Services & Development for U.S. Magnesium.
"Please remain calm: The Earth will heal itself -- Climate is beyond our power to control...Earth doesn't care about governments or their legislation. You can't find much actual global warming in present-day weather observations. Climate change is a matter of geologic time, something that the earth routinely does on its own without asking anyone's permission or explaining itself.” -- Nobel Prize-Winning Stanford University Physicist Dr. Robert B. Laughlin, who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1998, and was formerly a research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
“The energy mankind generates is so small compared to that overall energy budget that it simply cannot affect the climate...The planet's climate is doing its own thing, but we cannot pinpoint significant trends in changes to it because it dates back millions of years while the study of it began only recently. We are children of the Sun; we simply lack data to draw the proper conclusions.” -- Russian Scientist Dr. Anatoly Levitin, the head of geomagnetic variations laboratory at the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“In essence, the jig is up. The whole thing is a fraud. And even the fraudsters that fudged data are admitting to temperature history that they used to say didn't happen...Perhaps what has doomed the Climategate fraudsters the most was their brazenness in fudging the data” -- Dr. Christopher J. Kobus, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University, specializes in alternative energy, thermal transport phenomena, two-phase flow and fluid and thermal energy systems.
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