4. Just Because There’s Snow in Wisconsin Doesn’t Mean Global Warming Doesn’t Exist
Science is not Ryan’s forte. He is a climate change denier. As Slate observes, a 2009 op-ed by Ryan (that is on his official website) begins with a “cheap shot,” saying that global warming is a “tough sell” in Wisconsin because residents still found themselves “buried in snow” in the winter of 2009.
Ryan continues, why should we reduce carbon dioxide emissions when China and India don’t? Apparently Ryan hasn’t read about how terrible the air quality is in Beijing or that a “majority of Chinese citizens care more about cleaning up the environment than they do about growing the economy.”
Ted Cruz, a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, is equally dismissive of environment regulation on industry. As Grist points out, step no. 5 of Cruz’s 12-step economic plan, “Restrain Abusive Environmental Enforcement,” is pretty much the same as that of the Chinese Communist government.
Cruz also seems to consider the Endangered Species Act” to be “a vast conspiracy” that would instead endanger industry. That’s why he has defended property developers against the arroyo toad. Grist puts it succinctly: “on environmental issues, [Cruz] sounds about as intellectual as Sarah Palin.”
Or Paul Ryan.
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