NJ Senate candidate says global warming will kill millions

He says “there’s pretty good evidence that millions have already died because of climate change” but offers zero evidence – because there isn’t any. Go look at the YouTube video where he presents his “evidence”, standing in front of a bogus graph and behind some lab instruments like he’s some kind of scientist – he says he’s an “energy scientist” but his Wikipedia bio says his degree and dissertation are in physics. These nuts who want a carbon tax don’t seem to realize that it will destroy what’s left of our economy.

New Jersey Senate candidate Rush Holt is doubling down on his belief that “millions will die” if nothing is done about global warming, adding that he believes millions have already died.

“I think it’s no exaggeration at all to say that millions will die. And in fact there’s pretty good evidence that millions already have died because of climate change,” Holt, a New Jersey congressman seeking to nab Democratic nomination for Senate, told the Star-Ledger editorial board.

Holt’s claim linking the death of millions to global warming came in an online-only campaign ad where he also called for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions.

“On climate change, either we take real action , or millions will die. The answer is a carbon tax, and I’m going to fight for it,” Holt said in the ad. “We can do this.”

The ad was ridiculed by Republican Senate candidate Steve Logan who called it “silly hysteria” and called into question the validity of the theory of man-made global warming.

via NJ Senate candidate says global warming will kill millions | The Daily Caller.

1 comment
  1. MulroyBay said:

    Climate change is science. Addressing it does not have to trash the economy. In the long run, ignoring science will actually ruin us- and everybody else- rather than rhetorically messing up “what is left of” the world’s largest and most dominant economy.

    If there was any doubt before, look at the result of the Koch brothers financed research led by noted Climate Change skeptic Richard Muller. He reviewed all of the available data and came to the conclusion that the human effect on climate was real and accurately represented by mainstream climate science. For reference (from a somewhat left wing cite because it was the first google citation) : http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/07/28/602151/bombshell-koch-funded-study-finds-global-warming-is-real-on-the-high-end-and-essentially-all-due-to-carbon-pollution/

    Those who overstate the risk with hyperbole aren’t doing any favors to the truth. That was an inconvenient truth about Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” that the footage that showed many decades of scary changes compressed into seconds was used to undercut a basically sound message. But the fact that there are alarmists does not mean the fundamental science is incorrect. When 97% of the people who work in a field agree on the basics (and some of the ones who dissent do so because they feel the projections are not bad enough) that is a pretty strong consensus.

    Will people die from climate change? It is arguably a statistical certainty, But making alarmist predictions will not save them. It is frustrating to deal with those who think that politics trumps science, but trying to one-up them in fearful predictions is a losing proposition.

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