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May 30, 2014


Boehner 'Not Qualified' to Debate Climate Change

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued a familiar response to a question on climate change, the Huffington Post reports, noting "I'm not qualified to debate the science over climate change."

Jonathan Chait: "It's a strange form of reasoning. Very few of us are scientists, which is exactly why we tend to defer to scientific judgment. It might make sense to question expert consensus in a field where you are an expert, but if you know very little about it, you probably want to just go along with what the experts think. Scientists do, in fact, have a nearly unanimous view of anthropogenic global warming. Scientists likewise believe that chugging Liquid Drano is bad for your health, which is why, precisely because of my lack of scientific training, I hold off on the Drano Cocktails."

Wonk Wire: More Rubio skepticism on climate change.












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