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Dispatches from Upside Down World

February 22nd, 2012

Some days, there’s so much nonsense floating by. This is when I say we’ve slipped into Upside Down World, where we humans seem willing to push the planet to absurd extremes, risking our survival, because we’re just too stupid, greedy, stubborn or short-sighted to find better ways.
Take Rick Santorum telling his audiences that the earth is here for man, not the other way around.
I don’t think Santorum is stupid or greedy, but like most politicians, he’s working an angle. With this earth/man pitch, he’s obviously trying to appeal to Christians who believe that “man” (I would have once assumed that included woman; not so sure this week) has been placed by God to be above all other creatures, and therefore all things on earth.

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Despite widespread scientific consensus on manmade climate change, Rick Santorum considers it ‘patently absurd’

January 4th, 2012

That Republican presidential aspirant Rick Santorum is a climate change denier will come as no surprise to anyone who’s been watching the GOP candidates these past months. Virtually the entire field has expressed doubt that climate change is occurring or that humans have anything to do with it — or both.
But the depth of Santorum’s disdain for climate change science — and for those who’re concerned about environmental risks posed by oil drilling and gas fracking — may ring alarm bells for moderates who think America should address carbon pollution.
Santorum secured a leading spot in the Republican presidential primary contest by finishing a close second to Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses Tuesday.
Known heretofore mainly as the “family values candidate,” he is an “out-and-out denier” of climate change, according to an article in Grist, “Santorum v. Romney: The climate is screwed either way”.

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