Rep. Ralph Hall doesn’t understand the climate: “I’m really more fearful of freezing. And I don’t have any science to prove that. “

September 1, 2014

Climate Change

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First of all, please note that Texas Congressman Ralph Hall was the chairman of the Congressional Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and is a current member of the Chamber of Energy and Commerce.  

In response to the question: Do you think climate change is causing the earth to become warmer?

“I can’t say it doesn’t have a percentage of effects on it – one percent, three percent, five percent. But I don’t think it’s the cause. I don’t think we can control what God controls.”

He is again ignoring humans’ ability to affect their surroundings with sulfur dioxide and CFCs, causing acid rain and ozone depletion respectively. 

When asked about scientists, Representative Hall responded:

“I think we ought to have an honest ear to science. They can come before my committee. I always put someone to come and testify when they’re testifying against it to give them the other side. I think we oughta listen to ’em. I just don’t think we oughta mind ’em.”

He is literally saying that his committee will ignore the recommendations of scientists.

Representative Hall continued, saying:

“I mean everything that’s been spent knocking and pushing global warming. I’m really more fearful of freezing. And I don’t have any science to prove that. But we have a lot of science that tells us they’re not basing it on real scientific facts. And we need to listen to more. I’m willing to listen for more.”

If you don’t have any science to prove something, then don’t present it as scientific.

http://news.sciencemag.org/2011/12/ralph-hall-speaks-out-climate-change

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I'm a Yale graduate who majored in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health.

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